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Niagara 31 cored hull?

Does anyone know if a niagara 31 has a cored hull or was it laid out with some solid sections.
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I googled "niagara cored hull" and came up with "Balsa cored hull, except solid at critical areas below water line." from this page: Niagara 35 Mark 1 for sale
...but, other sources online just mention that the hull is cored and don't specify.

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I have emailed Richard Hinterhoeller. He owns Silver Lining a Niagara 31. Will get back to this post when he replies.

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From "Practical Boat Buying, Vol. 1"

"Hinterholler Yachts, like C&C, liked to use balsa coring for its light weight and rigidity. Both the Niagra 31 and 35 have it in the hull and deck."


"We received a few comments about gelcoat cracking and leaks around portlights and chainplates, with its attendant saturation of the balsa coring, but this is to be expected with any fiberglass boat."

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Overall they liked the 31, a German Frers design, and they consider it a club racer and coastal cruiser more than a long range cruiser.

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Ha ha! Delirious, I was just reaching for my copy of the same book when I read your post. Practical Sailor is a great reference.
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Niagara 31

Thanks to all for the info on the niagara 31 cored hull! I like the boat but hope the cored hull doesn't become an issue.
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According to Richard Hinterhoeller (Niagaras were built by Hinterhoeller Yachts in case anyone forgot) ... Niagara 31 NOT CORED (hull that is).

Cored hulls in Niagaras started at 35 and up.

Richard worked at Hinterhoeeler Yachts, his family owned it and he has had both Niagara 26 and currently has owned a Niagara 31 for many years.

By the way - who doesn't make a boat with a cored deck?

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Thanks Mike if Richard Hinterhoeller doesn't know Who Does?
If you could thank Richard for me I would appreciate it.
And I don't know who makes a boat without a cored hull!
It's strange that Practical Sailor got it wrong!
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Sorry MIke I meant I don't know anyone who makes A boat without A cored deck!
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Most boats aren't made with solid decks, because it is more expensive to make a boat with a solid deck in many ways. A solid deck would generally be much heavier than a cored deck of the same strength. Some boats, like the Nauticats, have solid decks, but most use a cored deck because there are a lot of benefits to a cored deck.

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