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    I need to replace some of the balsa flooring in my '79 Youngblood TX.
    Were do you buy it from, and can you get it in differant shapes?
    I see most boats are of a square design and these are triangles.



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    That is a unique pattern, I purchased balsa core on ebay, 2' X 4' X 1/4" sheets. They work just fine for flat work. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Balsa...spagenameZWD1V before after Hope you can find what your looking for

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    Sleek, I'd love to know more about that last pic. Like what did you put on top of that balsa ? Clear duratec????????
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    Balsa seekers Try Sherfab (sp) (google?) under new managment seem like nice Folks ! Tom

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    I believe it was three layers of glass mat, with one layer of the glass cloth. It was then sanded, and sprayed with Prestec clear.

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    You do killer work. Did you replace the balsa , or ???
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    How do you deal with imperfections with the floor? or do you have to try to sand it perfectly flat... i'm really curious how you would do this to a v-bottom...

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    I was going to install some balsa in my tx-20,it also is a 1979 Youngblood.
    Here is an email i received from a balsa manufacturer in Dallas.I don't know if they have that pattern but they might.




    Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact the following distributors for pricing and availability of BALTEKR balsa.

    North American Composites - Garland, TX - 1972-487-7945
    Composites One - Dallas, TX - 1888-365-5778
    FRP Supply - Nationwide Customer Service - 1888-377-2745

    You may also link with our distributors via our web site at www.alcanbaltek.com by clicking on their respective logos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    You do killer work. Did you replace the balsa , or ???
    The old Balsa Core was water logged, and the stringer were bad. Stringers, and balsa core removed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    How do you deal with imperfections with the floor? or do you have to try to sand it perfectly flat... i'm really curious how you would do this to a v-bottom...
    Yes sanding is required, surface has to be some what flat/smooth. For contoured surfaces, you can get the balsa core with a scrim glued to one side. The scrim balsa core is cut into smaller squares, the scrim holds everything in place.

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    Diversified Materials Co
    8250 Commercial Street
    La Mesa, CA 91942
    619-464-4111
    800-464-4186

    They sell Balsa core, all kinds of fiberglass cloth/mat, all kinds of resins, colors, carbon fiber, finishes, etc...

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    The new owner of Sher fab was the general plant manager of Rev-chem out in bloomington Ca he is a real good guy and also a wealth of knowledge, when it comes to composites! still in good hands @ shur-fab IMO!
    i believe that Aircraft Spruce in the city of Corona CA offers the triangular endcut balsa (get your wallet out!), you will have to send a pic cuz they will offer you the moon, and whatever else you need, and be sure to tell whoever you get your product from it is a 2x1 score! you will get all other kinds unless you give explicit destructions!
    Hope this helps!
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    Thanks for the leads guy's.


    Todd, I'm sure Mark will be calling you about this next week.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twntrbo View Post
    I was going to install some balsa in my tx-20,it also is a 1979 Youngblood.
    Here is an email i received from a balsa manufacturer in Dallas.I don't know if they have that pattern but they might.




    Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact the following distributors for pricing and availability of BALTEKR balsa.

    North American Composites - Garland, TX - 1972-487-7945
    Composites One - Dallas, TX - 1888-365-5778
    FRP Supply - Nationwide Customer Service - 1888-377-2745

    You may also link with our distributors via our web site at www.alcanbaltek.com by clicking on their respective logos.
    i want to do the same thing to my tx-19 soon so keep up the good info
    what kinda of oz mat do u need to lay down over top of it and whatever else

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