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Old 01-13-2011, 09:57 PM   #21
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RE: Hulls

Egregious wrote:

Newer boats buit with cored hulls below the waterline might be reliable,
however if you get into a SeaRay or other boat built a while ago then what are you getting into then?* I think there needs to be a distinction between old constuction methods and new, like vaccum bagging.
I am by no means an expert on constuction, but I have read that cored construction below the waterline is a bad idea since one ounce of H20 that soaks into it will compromize your hull.*
If I am wrong no problem.*
Nothing wrong with your thinking.* Stay with what you are comfortable with.* However like you say the new bonding methods and materials are better.* I would have no problem with a new GB 41, and it has pod drives.

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Old 01-14-2011, 04:35 AM   #22
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RE: Hulls

"All it takes is one overly confident owner to try and do a DIY project like a thruhull adjustment or something and poof- the integrity is shot and you have a big problem."

This actually depends on the core material selected for the build.

Balsa is always a really poor choice , but used because of price.

With AIREX even poor owner workmanship would not put the hull at risk.

Other core materials might or might not.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:18 AM   #23
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RE: Hulls

Belizbill: *Here's a helpful article about the character (and arguments) about the different cores of decks and hulls. *One builder may condemn one while another swears by it. *The all have different effects on strength, flexibility, performance and durability. *On my other computer (still in transit from Germany) I had a great article written by Shionning Designs on the practical applications of each, but I can't find it on the net anywhere. *I'll send it to you when the rest of my stuff arrives. *Meanwhile, here's the link to this one:
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:16 AM   #24
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Thank You HH, Bill
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