What is this composite material transom

Discussion in 'Materials' started by MikeV, May 10, 2009.

  1. MikeV
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    MikeV Junior Member

    Can anyone identify this transom core 1992 1994 scout
     

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  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    It's foam, though I'm not sure if it's polyethylene or polyurethane without further research.
     
  3. marshmat
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    Whatever it is, it doesn't look to be in particularly good shape, apparently having absorbed some water. And it doesn't look like anything I'd want to find in a transom....
     
  4. apex1

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    Burn it*, if it smells like a blown out wax candle, it is PE, if it stinks chemical it should be PU.

    PS * a piece of it! Not the transom! That would give a falsified test result.

    Regards
    Richard
     
  5. Cobra1
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    looks like cledga cell.
     
  6. apex1

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    He has done the test on the whole piece! I am shure.
     

  7. Landlubber
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    From that yuear it could be Temanto, it was red then in about that weight (density).
     
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