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Old 17-03-2014, 06:53   #1
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Cockpit Sole Repair

The cockpit sole on my 1974 Bristol 27 is starting to creak a bit. I'm guessing there may be some dampness in the balsa core in there.

Would drilling a few holes (without going thru the topside) on the under side of the cockpit sole help to dry it out?
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The cockpit sole on my 1974 Bristol 27 is starting to creak a bit. I'm guessing there may be some dampness in the balsa core in there.

Would drilling a few holes (without going thru the topside) on the under side of the cockpit sole help to dry it out?
Hi thomm....

There's a similar thread with info here...
Core Moisture

Jeezo took me a while to find it... I think 633 thread subscriptions is just a tad too many!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi thomm....

There's a similar thread with info here...
Core Moisture

Jeezo took me a while to find it... I think 633 thread subscriptions is just a tad too many!!!!!!!!!!

Post back here with questions to continue after you read the other post!
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Okay. Thanks!

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...Would drilling a few holes (without going thru the topside) on the under side of the cockpit sole help to dry it out?
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