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Old 02-07-2010
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Deck Recoring Material

I am working on recoring the foredeck on my little South Coast 22 project boat. I have the deck ripped off and the old rotten balsa core removed and I am ready to epoxy in the new core material, but I have thoughts about what material to use.

The deck isn't flat but has an arc to it so a sheet of plywood is probably out of the question. Originally the core was balsa so I could put that down, but I have read, it seems, about other alternatives to balsa and I was wondering if someone could shed some light on that for me?

Also, if I did go with balsa or some other material, where would I go about finding this stuff? I am not in a coastal town so there aren't any good marine stores around. Could the correct balsa be bought locally?
I know hobby shops have balsa for building models but I am not sure if that would be my best option.

So-
Balsa or is there a better alternative?
Where can I find the material?
What size balsa might I need? (3"x3", 4"x4", or something else?)

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