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If you're moving at speed and hit a semi-submerged log, it doesn't really matter what the hull is made of when it comes to laminate hulls. Most of them will give way to the log. If the hull was laid up with a couple of layers of kevlar, it may get damaged, but not leak. Solid hulls are generally far easier to repair in the case of such an accident.
An Epoxy cored hull is still basically a cored fiberglass hull, built using Epoxy resin rather than the more common Vinylester or Polyester resins. Epoxy resin has a greater tensile strength than vinyester or polyester resins in general.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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