Mud Hen #69, Mad Hatter
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upstate NY
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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."
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.
Charlie P. Mud Hen 17 #69 Mad Hatter
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