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post #4 of Old 05-13-2009
Gary M
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Try tapping the hull adjacent to the opening. If the balsa very wet or rotted you will hear a softer sound so you will get some idea of how extensive it is.. A moisture meter is a better indication. Also you can drill into the core (possibly from underneath) to see how bad the balsa is.

Is it possible to repair from the bottom. I just cut out the inner skin and removed balsa in a section around my port chain plate today. Starboard was redone with very good results 2 years ago.

A good surveryor might take a look for free.

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