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Old 04-25-2012
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Re: Balsa cored hulls

I would think that a bagged or infused cored hull would have little problem with the core getting wet over a large area. The core material is small blocks held on a scrim so it can drape easily over compound curves. With the pressure of bagging or infusing, surely the resin gets pulled into all the "interblock gaps", sealing them from one another?

Has anyone seen a piece of this type of hull cut up to test this?
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