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Old 02-18-2018, 12:51 PM   #41
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Al is not only a favored work boat construction material but a common build material for yacht type vessels in BC. Many good builders in NZ like Al. Such as Dashews. Then there are Browards. Then there are Coastal Craft vessels yada yada.

Many steel boats are made with Al superstructures for weight savings. Again, very common.
#1 boat builder in the US-Tracker Marine. Aluminum as are many fishing boats.
Crestliner, Lund, and many more.

Coastal Craft is a very nice boat.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:53 AM   #42
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"Coring got a bad reputation simply because of some poorly done balsa coring."

As well as using anything as a "core" including small squares of plywood cut offs.

A cored vessel is an engineered vessel, or it fails.
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"Coring got a bad reputation simply because of some poorly done balsa coring."

As well as using anything as a "core" including small squares of plywood cut offs.

A cored vessel is an engineered vessel, or it fails.
Yes. B&B did give a good summary.
I'll add that I'm reading this book about a mariner in the mid '60s.
He is on a small freighter in the North Atlantic westbound.
Storm comes up and he says, "The Findon was quite a nice little ship with comfortable accommodation but she was just the wrong size for Atlantic crossings. She was too small to go straight through the waves and too big to go over them so we bounced and crashed our way over to the States"

This quote helped me to understand the brilliance of James Krogen. He designed and built a boat that could go over the waves. It's why in all my travels, I've never had green water over the cap rails.
Probably another reason the reduced weight of a cored hull makes the boat better for crossing oceans.

I'm not getting paid by KK, but I trust my boat more than ever.
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