It was never my intention to make others less secure about their boats. What I did was pointing out some real dangers any cruising sailor will encounter at one stage or another.(this is a cruisers forum?)
It is also very true what you say about boats lost at sea, whether FRP, steel, wood etc. Rogue waves are killers that has no regard for what type of boat you sail for instance.
Flotation is not really a successful solution to prevent sinking. It is a simple matter of adding up numbers to see that you need a lot of volume of foam to keep a blue water
cruising yacht afloat. Where would you put your stores etc?
I think flotation bags are a better option than foam, provided they do not punture when you need it most.
Then again, remember what they said about the Titanic.
Oceans get littered more everyday and it it best to be prepared when you go cruising, whether you sail an Ironclad or cement barge. Your life may depend on that.
My advice still stands for Ssullivan, put a decent aluminuim or steel boat on your whishing list for consideration.
Thank you for your kind words about my project
, will keep you posted of progress