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Old 31-10-2014, 01:37   #1
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Montecarlo / Montevideo 43 (balsa core hull)

Hi there,

Is there anyone out there in the sailing community that owns, has owned or has any experience/information on these vessels.

I have tried many sources in an attempt to gain information on the construction of these vessels but alas I have had very little luck.

My main interest pertains to the construction of the hull and if any owners out there have had any problems with the balsa core?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 15-01-2015, 00:07   #2
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Re: Montecarlo / Montevideo 43 (balsa core hull)

I understand the hull is cored to the waterline, then solid below.
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Re: Montecarlo / Montevideo 43 (balsa core hull)

"The Montevideo 43 Yacht has a hand laid fiberglass over balsa hull with a center teak cockpit and teak decking. Different sources have the hull as balsa core to the waterline then solid fiberglass below...
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Old 15-01-2015, 05:53   #4
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Re: Montecarlo / Montevideo 43 (balsa core hull)

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Hi there,

Is there anyone out there in the sailing community that owns, has owned or has any experience/information on these vessels.

I have tried many sources in an attempt to gain information on the construction of these vessels but alas I have had very little luck.

My main interest pertains to the construction of the hull and if any owners out there have had any problems with the balsa core?

Thanks in advance.
We are the 3rd owners of a Montevideo 43. The hull and deck is solid fibreglass. She was build in 1980 in Durban and has already circumnavigated twice. Our boat is very solid with ribs and stringers. Its probably over engineered and we had no structural problems so far. We had to fix some osmosis. There is a newer Montevideo close to ours. I'll ask the owner about the construction on his boat.
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