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Old 07-01-2013, 06:57   #1
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Core Material

A quick question,

I have been doing some research on core material, as I am redoing the decks on my boat and am afraid that the core it wet. I have to tear off the teak first to see, but I was wondering what core material was the best value, I was leaning towards foam, Nida-core or divinicell. I don't know a lot about them and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations. And a cheap place to buy it?

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Old 07-01-2013, 17:19   #2
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Re: Core Material

Divinycell 5 lb. rigid urethane is good stuff and pretty industry-standard for foam core material. Here are some online sources that may be nearer to you, particularly Jamestown Distributors-

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If you really want the best price you need an industrial supplier, some of whom are perfectly happy to deal with smaller orders from an individual. I get large orders of core material for much, much less from my industrial supplier, but as you are on the east coast I don't know if they distribute there. Worth a call, they are MUCH cheaper.

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Old 07-01-2013, 17:26   #3
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Re: Core Material

I vote Divinicell as well. I would check with builders or repairers in your area. Stuff is not cheap but it is really a small part of a project like that. A larger builder might sell you scraps or surplus at a discount.
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