When I was first looking at our Ingrid (Bluewater Yachts) prior to
it, the owner mentioned that it had an Airex cored hull
had never heard of the factory turning out any Airex cored hulls so I
just assumed that he was mistaken and it was a solid glass hull
Now that I have it and I am looking at it more closely, I find an area
that has had a minor bulkhead removed and the area that had been
repaired after the removal
does look like it is a type of foam core
I have not yet looked into it deeply enough to know if it is truly
cored, if it was a foam rib
to prevent the bulkhead from creating a
stress point, or if it is merely foam insulation
in the hull. I doubt
the later possibility because it is covered by heavy roving and I
can't imagine anyone covering insulation
with heavy (perhaps 24oz) roving.
I can believe the possibility of a foam rib
, but it appears to extend
at least four inches to each side of the bulkhead so far as I have
investigated. I know, I should have looked into it further before buying
the boat. It would have made no difference, I would have made the deal anyway - it is one of the deals that works out good for all parties involved.
This leads up to my question:
Has anyone heard of a factory cored Airex Ingrid 38 hull?
Now, if it truly is an Airex cored hull, is there any benefit of this?
I have also posted this question on the Ingrid Owners group.
I am curious now.