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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.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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