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Are Col hulls cored?
Actually, neither is the case. Repairs to hulls are actally easier than to decks. Decks with thier distictive non-skid patterns and often with full head liners are a harder repair than hulls which can often be accessed from the interior.
Cored hulls tend to flex less and so, all other things being equal are no more likely to have core delamination than an uncored boat is likely to have fatigue at high stress areas because they from flex a lot more.
In talking to a surveyor yesterday about this very subject, he indicated that in his experience Pearsons and Cals (typically non- cored hulls) do not stand up as well as Tartans, which by and large were cored hulls.