Help me choose a deck core material

Discussion in 'Materials' started by pescaloco, May 26, 2018.

  1. pescaloco
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    Location: so. california

    pescaloco Senior Member

    Guys I want to make and install a cockpit deck on my boat
    It is a 12 foot X9.5 wide area

    Would like to use Vinylester resin and hand lay up
    There are no build plans and no old deck to duplicate as this is a new custom

    I can use ply but was wonder what opinions would be on Balsa core or Nida Core

    I have a large unsupported span and will also need to make a large engine access hatch
    inboard disel

    Any input on core material / Core thickness / Lamination schedule would be much appreciated

    Thank you
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