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Old 11-28-2017, 01:17 PM   #1
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Safety Balls?

I ran across some $1 foam nerf like footballs at Dollar Tree and what came to mind were they might be useful as hole stoppers since you could squeeze them down and put them into a hole and let them expand back to fill / fit the hole size. In my book, definitely worth $2 for two balls.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:34 PM   #2
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I keep a similar squeeze ball for the same reason, along with my tapered plugs.
The one I have is designed for isolating products in pipelines, but is almost the same as a Nerf ball except for the price.

Luckily, I cannot validate how well they work in an emergency situation, but they are one more possible lifesaver in the emergency toolbox.
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Probably cheaper than forespar sta-plug

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I bought a red semi-flexible tapered plug from West Marine.
I am considering a rod of 'slap on water leak stopping tape' as seen on TV.
Now, I will consider a multi-purpose nerf football. I say multi-purpose because it can also be used as a beach toy too.
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The only risk in using it as a beach toy is that someone might not replace it. I would put a couple of sized balls in a zip-lock and keep with your safety gear, since oil spray in an ER might melt the foam or make it harden. I found several soft / compressible foam balls at Dollar tree, so they are CHEAP!
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Probably cheaper than forespar sta-plug

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Iím thinking that if I need to plug a hole in my boat that big, Iíll wish I didnít buy something from the Dollar Store.

Just my $1.
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I'll see you some, $10 each. How many do you want?

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Iím thinking that if I need to plug a hole in my boat that big, Iíll wish I didnít buy something from the Dollar Store.

Just my $1.
All my through hulls are located in the ER so that's where my Sta Plug lives.
Plus a boat with a 3.5 ft draft makes a smaller 'fountain' than a 5' draft boat.
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