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cores: foam vs wood?

Just wondering if anyone knows why most boats seem to have plywood or balsa wood cores between fiberglass instead of foam? The Airex closed cell foam used in my 1971 Stone Horse seems like a great choice of material compared to everything I hear about wood. Is it considered too expensive for most production boats? Or is there something about it that is worse than plywood or balsa that I should know about?
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