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Airex Cored Decks

My husband and I recently looked at a 1983 Kelly Peterson 46. According to the old brochure, it has an Airex cored deck. Originally, an Airex core seemed a real advantage over a balsa or plywood core, since foam doesn't rot. However, doing a little research, I've seen a couple of negative comments that said that Airex can get spongy in hot climates. Furthermore, it's not clear to me that "spongy" foam would ever really return to its original strength. Anybody got any experience and/or knowledge of Airex cored decks they'd care to share?

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