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The Core... What is it, and where is it at?

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The Core... What is it, and where is it at?

Post: # 24639Post Hippie459MN »

This is a discussion topic for the "The Core... What is it, and where is it at?" article at the link posted below.

If you have any comments, suggestions for the page, or any questions related to the whole core topic feel fee to ask here.

LINK: https://www.hydrostreamforums.com/the-core-what-is-it-and-where-it-is

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Re: The Core... What is it, and where is it at?

Post: # 24640Post tnelson77 »

Kevin, do you happen to have any pictures of destroyed boats from a core delimitation? That may be a good addition to the article.
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Post: # 24642Post Hippie459MN »

Off hand I don't. I did have some a good while ago but I don't know what I did with them. I will certainly see what I can find and add them to the article though.

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Re: The Core... What is it, and where is it at?

Post: # 24936Post AdamDK »

I've seen this come up a few times on Facebook.

Contrary to what your neighbour tells you...or your buddy who builds offshore race boats...but slicing up 2x4s and using that as a core material because it's cheaper than balsa (and by extension, even more cheaper than composites) is NOT a good idea.

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And don't even ask me what this guy was using as "stringers".

It literally looks like the edge side of a cardboard pallet.

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Someone mentioned that it's possibly Nidacore (a composite core material), but last I checked, Nidacore was white, so exposure to resin would result in a pretty uniform colour, would it not? Nevermind the spacing between cells in the Nidacore is a lot closer together.

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So basically it boils down to: Don't cheap out. You put yourself, and possibly others, in danger by doing this. Is saving a few hundred bucks really worth it?
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Post: # 24948Post Hub6 »

I have a Panther. Fleas the core follow the “twin” hulls and follow the vertical face up the tunnel wall and across the floor (over the tunnel), or is it just in the two hulls?

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Post: # 24949Post Hippie459MN »

I have personally never seen the core layout in a panther but I would assume there is assume that there is core down in the sponsons, along with the bottom of the hull and in the pad area. Won't know without pulling the floor out. Have any pictures of it and the interior area?

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Post: # 24952Post Hub6 »

I do have photos, but apparently they are too large to attach.

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Re: The Core... What is it, and where is it at?

Post: # 24955Post AdamDK »

Hub6 wrote: Jun 29, 2020 7:13 am I do have photos, but apparently they are too large to attach.

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I saw you have a pic up of it on Facebook. It's yellow, right? Can you upload the pics to the Facebook group? I can snag them from there and upload them to the thread here, if you wish.
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