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Old 11-30-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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Mainship Cored hulls

I had a survey done on a 43' 2006 Main Ship. Had a hull survey done on the boat and it came back as a very wet boat. The transom ,all the stations for the bow rails, a few struts in the engine room, starboard side of the anchor locker on the deck and below some of the windows. I did not buy the boat for this reason. Now I am hearing that Main Ship boats do not have a cored hull above the water line. Can someone please advise me weather the hull is cored or not. The surveyor is very reputable.
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:33 AM   #2
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Not meaning to sound trite, but a reputable surveyor should be able to answer your question.
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:49 AM   #3
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Mainship hulls are solid below the waterline and cored above. This is fairly typical construction for most boat manufacturers.

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Old 12-01-2015, 06:59 AM   #4
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I certainly agree with Sunchaser is an excerpt from a review on the 430...

"Such performance does not come courtesy of lightweight construction. The 430's fiberglass hull has a solid laminate bottom, with weight-saving cored construction above the boot top, in the decks, and in the superstructure and interior. The deck liner is molded as a single full-length piece so that when joined to the hull it essentially forms a unibody. Premium low-emission gelcoat is used to resist weathering and yellowing"

Or the link to the review...

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Old 12-01-2015, 07:32 AM   #5
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I've read there's something about vinylester (or some such stuff) in the resin that Luhrs builders began using that can cause false moisture readings.

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Welcome aboard!

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Old 12-01-2015, 12:07 PM   #8
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For more info on cored hulls see Google: Pascoe
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