Originally Posted by 44'cruisingcat
Red Jacket is over 50 years old, and no water has gotten in yet.
Having now looked at the pictures of your build.
Very nice job by the way.
You are likely one of the ones that can get away with using balsa.
Digging out stuff, on repair jobs, that resembles, and smells like the stuff from a worm farm, has rather soured me on balsa.
I turned down a job that was just two fibreglass skins separated by mush. The owner could have spent more than building a new hull
, and still not have a good boat.
When you drill a hole in a foam cored boat and buckets of foul smelling water come out it, it doesn't say much for that either, but at least the structure is still hanging together.
I admit that none of those boats were epoxy
, and all were production boats.
that uses balsa because it is cheap
, is going to cut costs elsewhere as well.