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    A friend of mine is having a 24' aluminum skiff built. I was in on a conversation about built in flotation. The builder doesn't like built in air tanks as they must be maintained, kept air tight. I thought boats were required to have neutral buoyancy, or be able to stay above the water with the plug pulled. What say you?
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    Up to a certian size, then it no longer necessary and I believe its less than 24'.
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    And most floatation is not air. I think the ACB boats use air sealed chambers, but most have eurathane/foam type floatation. I thought the length was 22'.....but I been wrong 1 time afore.

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    I think its after 18'.....I believe it has to has some sort of floatation in the boat under 18', not necessarily neutral flotation. for example Wooldridge builds flotation into models under 18'
    prob have to look up the federal or coast guard regs to be sure or look up the cfr's

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