A friend of mine has a damp balsa core
on his J raceboat, though no delamination
was found on the boat on survey
, and a core
sample showed intact though damp core.
He decided to pilot this technique he found online in a section of his hull
over the winter:
Balsa Core Problems
This friend drilled a grid of holes on one section of his hull
as detailed in this article right before offseason. He reports moisture readings near 30 throughout hull but after the winter dry out the moisture readings were down to 10 in that area, and 30 everywhere else.
What does everyone else think? I am curious about the unconventional thinking in the article. I wonder if it works for decks where people tend to more commonly have moisture. My boat's dry, but I hear of this kind of issue commonly.
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