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Ever lose a table leg because it rolled of the patio and sank??

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This is a good tips for members with the 230 series boats, or any boat this a large diameter table leg...
Some have had their table legs roll off the stern and pop into the water never to be seen again. Just take a pool noodle and stuff it inside the table legs and voila.....floating table legs!
Just did this today. Its a tight fit, but can be done. It is also easier to do with an older noodle. If you use a brand new one, you may need to cut a wedge out of it or lube it up big time! LOL
 

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Everyone won't have a band saw in the garage, but since I did, I used it to just shave the noodle into an octagon shape, reducing the size so it would fit easier into the noodle. The newer boats it won't work on, they appear to be heavier than that amount of displacement will float. But it certainly works on 210/212/230/232 models up until the change in table legs.

Edit: I forgot to mention that a number of members have just used a carving knife, either electric or plain old knife, to do the same thing.
 
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Simply slit the noodle lengthwise and it has more "crushability" than a full noodle. All you need is scissors and a spare minute.

And now, the new legs are not floatable. Makes me very nervous in deep water on the swim deck! Honestly I don't use the new tables as much as the old. They are not as strong when little kids lean on them.
 

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I filled it with self-expanding-foam-in-a-can
 

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Expanding foam was perfect, used blue painters tape to protect outside, fillled it, let it expand and dry cut it off. will not sink
 

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Has anyone tried this "expanding foam" technique on the 2015-16 models?
 

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Last summer my buddy lost his leg (prosthetic) off my boat when it slipped out of his hand, man did he move fast to grab it! He wouldn't let anyone test it to see if it would've floated or not.
 
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You guys are killing me when it's raining.....I keep thinking of things to do even though I'm on 9th season and never have come close to losing table leg!
 

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You guys are killing me when it's raining.....I keep thinking of things to do even though I'm on 9th season and never have come close to losing table leg!
That is the problem with the forum....someone keeps coming up with another cool idea to spend time and money on! But this mod is about as cheap as the come!
 

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That is the problem with the forum....someone keeps coming up with another cool idea to spend time and money on! But this mod is about as cheap as the come!
"Problem" -- that's like saying the problem with alcohol is that it makes me have a great time!!
 

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"Problem" -- that's like saying the problem with alcohol is that it makes me have a great time!!
And when you have a great time you spend money...It would be much cheeper staying home, watching sports on TV and spilling beer on the couch when our team scores. :)
 
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