Buying a boat with a NOMEX core. Issues? Things to look for? - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 04-22-2009 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Buying a boat with a NOMEX core. Issues? Things to look for?

Hey all,

I'm buying a Stiletto 27' cat. It is prepreg epoxy glass over a Nomex core which is vacuum bonded. The boat is nearly 25 years old. The question is.... What do I look for. Nomex doesn't rot but I assume it could delaminate? Any other issues to keep my eye on? Water intrusion maybe?

If your familiar with the boat, anything to watch out for with a Stiletto?

Thanks
SiXeVeN is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 04-22-2009
Senior Member
 
pdqaltair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 2,567
Thanks: 1
Thanked 51 Times in 51 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
The best infor sorce would be the owners group...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SiXeVeN View Post
Hey all,

I'm buying a Stiletto 27' cat. It is prepreg epoxy glass over a Nomex core which is vacuum bonded. The boat is nearly 25 years old. The question is.... What do I look for. Nomex doesn't rot but I assume it could delaminate? Any other issues to keep my eye on? Water intrusion maybe?

If your familiar with the boat, anything to watch out for with a Stiletto?

Thanks
At Wildjibe.

That said, the boats were made from pre-preg and heat-cured under vacuum on a mold. Neither de-lamination or water intrusion are reported problems on this boat. If water intrudes, it cannot flow beyond 1 cell, which is a short distance, indeed. No blisters, either.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
pdqaltair is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New name (I know, I know) owlmtn Boat Review and Purchase Forum 13 12-13-2009 07:46 PM
The Name Change Jinx (or not) STARWINDY General Discussion (sailing related) 39 07-17-2007 07:04 PM
Boat Swapping Mark Matthews Cruising Articles 0 07-15-2004 08:00 PM
Naming and Renaming Your Boat Sue & Larry Buying a Boat Articles 0 12-15-2003 07:00 PM
The Balance of Hull and Sails Steve Colgate Seamanship Articles 0 05-25-2000 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome