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The First new deck core going back in

I am using 1/2" balsa core that comes in 2' X 4' sheets of small squares that allows it to be cut up into just the right size



This is the first 6" x 24" section which is backed up with 1/8 Masonite covered in wax paper to keep the core flat against the deck


I found bundles of 48 x 48" sticks at home depot for 6 dollars and it seems to have worked out well i will work on two more sections tomorrow as i want to get to deck stiff again before i remove any more core


So far mixing up 6 OZ of epoxy at time is working out well and i am allowing it to soak into the core and then giving another coat before placing it on the hull
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The first two pieces have come out great and its amazing how the resin wicks through the balsa grain it has to be making it much stiffer

Its a good thing i went with a SLOW cure to allow it to penetrate before kicking
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