Any thoughts on using DURAKORE to build multihull hulls?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by magentawave, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. magentawave
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    magentawave Senior Member

    I was looking at a multihull recently that had hulls built with Durakore. This boat was built about 25 years ago and was in excellent condition.

    Durakore is made in Australia and I know that many of the beautiful Schionning cats use Durakore, but this is the first boat I've seen in the US that was made with it.

    Question... If you had two identical boats of the same design and one had tortured plywood and epoxy hulls and the other had Durakore and epoxy hulls (both have marine plywood decks and cabin), do you have any idea what the weight difference might be between the two boats? (Let's say the tortured ply boat weighed 5500 lbs.)

    Any other thoughts on Durakore would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Do you mean the Durakore that had end grain balsa with mahogany veneers outside?
     
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  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I have built many boats with that material. It is really good and easy to use. It is possible to make wide panels by pinning several strips at a time with thin screws to save time. In areas with moderate curves, we could pin together up to 12 planks.
     
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