Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-13-2018, 04:30 PM   #1
lout's Avatar
City: Pensacola
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Reinita
Vessel Model: 1988 Nova Embassy 444
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 14
Cored Decks or whats between that Fiberglass?

I am a recent owner of a 1988 Nova Embassy 44. I have found to my amasement that the deck core seems to be a thick foam core. I was a little shocked as I have always been under the assumption I would have Balsa wood or something like that from a Asian built model of that vintage. I know there are a few members with The Heritage 36 models are they the same? Are the californians built that way? It has far better sound deading and insulation properties for the Florida heat. I was doing some rewiring and have not found a lot of wood in the cabin sides either. I have read the treads here where rotted wood has been one of the big downsides to the older Asian builds beside the gas tanks. Any other members have a good suprise story to share?

lout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2018, 05:05 PM   #2
ancora's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,748
Our Nova Sundeck has a balsa-cored deck but the rest of the hull is solid fiberglass.

ancora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2018, 06:25 PM   #3
BruceK's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 11,089
My 1981, and another member`s 1983(?) Island Gypsy 36 Europa, have foam cored decks. These boats were built in mainland China and finished in Hong Kong by Kong & Halvorsen. It was a pleasant surprise.
2005 Integrity 386 "Sojourn"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012