Baltek Duracore and Fiberglass?

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by soulofasailor, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. soulofasailor
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    soulofasailor Junior Member

    Is this a good mixture for boat building, not sure if I have heard of this type of wood before?

    Thanks
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Duracore is a great material, but I thought it was discontinued. Did you find someone who has old stock?
     
  3. upchurchmr
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    Duracore is balsa wood as a core and a light weight wood as a skin, cut into strips.
    It then has to be glued together and glassed for strength and to keep the water out of the balsa (rots quickly when wet).

    I also thought it was not available anymore.
     
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