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post #8 of Old 03-20-2007
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Problem waiting to happen

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Originally Posted by dsbentley
Thanks for the advice, I will get out the wet rotten core and look to fill the core with West System in a syringe. I am hoping the rotten balsa is only 4" to 5". Why do they use balsa for decks instead of Airex closed cell like I have in my hull? It seems like a problem waiting to happen.
The use of balsa core in decking has been close to universal for all glass boats except the earliest designs...occasional wetness due to failing caulk is a common issue...now a cored hull, that is a problem waiting to happen...a firned of mine recently had to replace all the Airex core in his 42' hull, built by one of the best names in the business...
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