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Fantasia
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@Algol wrote:

My W is a mkII, sail no 8242. Should it have foam buoyancy in the ‘boot’?

If so, what size should it be, where can I get it, and what’s the best way of fitting it?

Just in case you did not realise: the ‘boot’ is in fact the rear buoyancy chamber and the additional foam is really only there in case its seals fail and it floods.

Therefore it is really important that those seals and the catches for the hatches on both the rear and forward buoyancy chambers function correctly. This should be verified with a buoyancy test.