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Old 08-21-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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Cored or solid

Would a 2003 30'Pilot II hull be cored or solid? Thanks

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Old 08-23-2016, 10:07 AM   #2
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Found the answer. For inquiring minds... solid glass below water line. Cored above.

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Old 08-24-2016, 06:11 AM   #3
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" solid glass below water line. Cored above."

What the core material IS does make a difference to future maint..
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FF, why does the core material make a difference if the core container (decking, etc.) remains intact and no water gets into the cored material, like Hillary said....


"What difference can it possibly make?"
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"if the core container (decking, etc.) remains intact and no water gets into the cored material,

The hassle is the sealants on every hull, deck and PH item eventually fail.

If you have great PM and there is never an errant drop of water in the core , you are alone on the planet.

Most folks work on leaks after they have developed , it seems too much effort to pull the windows , windlass ,hand rails and everything else that screws down or bolts thru.

Plywood and balsa rot when subject to leaks.

Quality core material does not.

So with a good foam core boat your boat may leak, but not rot and require vast rebuilding to cure the damage
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Had an Edey & Duff 28' Shearwater Yawl built in 1987 w/ Airex cored hull & deck for 18 years. There were leaks past deck fittings and I fixed them after discovering them. No core material ever rotted.

Now have an Albin-25 built in 1976 with a closed cell foam cored deck. There is no rot, though how one would expect a deck that old full of fittings to resist leaking somewhere is beyond me.
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