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Swiebertje
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What you are describing in the second section is in effect the SD version.

The foam is a last resort. It prevents your boat from sinking when the tanks are flooded, that is all it does. Your goal should be never to come in to that situation by preventing your tanks from leaking. When the tanks are in good working order the foam sits around idle and does nothing whatsoever. Once the tanks are flooded it does not matter where the foam is located, you won’t be able to bail your boat, the gunwales will be more or less at sea level and all you can do is wait for the RNLI to save you and your crew.

Do the annual buoyancy test and forget about the foam (just check its there) it serves no purpose but to save your *** when you failed to properly maintain your tanks.