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Re: Balsa cored hulls

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Originally Posted by Night_Sailor View Post
back then builders thought fiberglass needed to be as thick as wood.
Old wives tale - for a quick bit of truth about the early days of glass read "Heart of Glass" by Daniel Spurr.

They knew what they were doing back then - lab testing to destruction etc. They were thick because it was cheap & easy, much like the huge, thirsty engines in the muscle cars of the time.
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