Bamboosailor's info is very encouraging; solid core extending "well above" the WL with foam core above that....... But we have 2 votes for balsa in the hull; from ID, and amarinesurveyor, who says the balsa extends a foot or so below the WL, (on the ones he's surveyed).
So again what is it? Maybe the older L410s were balsa like ID and surveyor
say and the S2 got the foam above and solid core below like Bamboo sailor's. I am hoping this is true as newer 410s are on my short list
Man, don't you want to just grab the guy who layed em up and buy him a big dinner if he'll spill all the beans. Anyone ever actually called the Lagoon
factory to get a straight answer on construction methods for their particular year? (for me 2003-2005). I mean talk to production guy who was there not the marketing
guy. If I was a native french speaker, I'd be tempted to do this.
I suppose this would all be easy enough to verify by a surveyor but I'd like to know and possibly eliminate the candidate before going thru all the hassel & expense of getting to the survey
How do they tell if a boat is balsa or foam anyway? Can you see it thru unpainted inner hull areas and tell? My 1967 Lightning
daysailor had obvious unfaired batts of foam on its inner hull.
Thanks for all your replies. It sure eases a nervous buyer's anxieties.