Re: Balsa cored hulls
That depends on the hull. Would you rather have a typical solid glass hull that is 1/4" or 5/16" thick, or a cored hull with 3/8" balsa sandwiched between glass with a total thickness of two inches?
Originally Posted by GaryHLucas
I think one of the main reasons for not coring a hull below the waterline is that a cored hull has far less puncture resistance than a solid glass hull. With all the junk floating out there from Fukashima a little extra puncture resistance might be nice now!
Gary H. Lucas
USCG 100 Ton Master
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean