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The Coronado's do not have balsa coring below the waterline or below the deck line, but, they lack internal framing, have external flange hull to deck joints, and depending on the year, had a lot of chopped glass in their construction. The lack of internal framing especially when coupled with the use of chopped glass can be far more problematic than a carefully constructed balsa cored hull.
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