Originally Posted by Boracay
I would have thought that it would depend on the price and the opinion of a competent surveyor
with experience in balsa cored cats.
If you can talk to a yard with experience in this area so much the better.
But if its suspect and the price advantage is not there why take on the worry?
For me the real question would be "Can I live with the repair at the likely selling price?".
and balsa can be repaired effectively.
A very popular down-easter style of sportfisherman built in the 60-70s
used balsa below the waterline.
The area around the rudder
stalk stuffing box worked, and the balsa turned to mush.
I know of 2 where the inner skin was removed with a skilsaw, the balsa scraped out, area cleaned and PVC core
used, and reglassed.
seating area for the stuffing box made of solid glass. Boats still in service