Ok I have about a thousand questions but I guess you need to start somewhere so I will start with
just a few.
I am about two to three years away from buying
a boat. The size range is from 35-53 feet with
a target of 38-44 feet.The bigger numbers are if I do this Instead of the house and the smaller
numbers mean that I would keep the house.
I think that I will end up getting an old boat for money
reasons and this brings me to my first question?
Haylas Valiant Amel Catalina
Kalik Island-Packet H.R. Tayana Are just some of the boats
that I am looking at .
So the question is WHAT ABOUT THAT DREEDED BALSA/? I have heard and read that It can be
a real nightmare to fix balsa decks and balsa hulls.
My initial gut feel “not based on fact” is that I may be OK to deal with a bad balsa deck
I should stay away from balsa hulls and balsa hulls above the water-line.
To be honest most of the boats I like seem to have balsa involved in their construction and I have
heard or read that It is usually stronger than other construction methods?
In order to not get to complicated “yet,”lets just pretend all the boats I am intrested in are 40
foot long. If I want to be sure the deck
balsa is OK HOW MUCH will that cost ?
If I want to make sure the Hull
balsa is ok how much?
If I want to make sure the balsa is ok on a boat with balsa above the water
line how much is that?
And In each of the three cases above what dose it cost to fix the problem really well ;if the
problem is really bad?