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  1. Installing balsa floors

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I am in the process of prepping for installing balsa floors, I’m my boat. My question is in regards to filling the voids or grooves or depressions, on the inside of hull, formed by the strakes. I was landing on filling them by glassing in some 1/4 round wood. Picture example below. The wood does...
  2. lots of balsa questions please help

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    so i was thinking of going carbon fiber on the floor of my flat but the material alone is very expensive on top of the epoxy resin and everything else. I've decided to look into other avenues I've always loved the look of a clean balsa floor. my situation is this the floors of my kurtis are...
  3. balsa wood questions

    V-Drives
    whats it take to put in balsa sheets?? where do you guys buy your balsa? what type of resin do u put over and under the wood sheets ?? so many questions sorry guys
  4. End Grain Balsa Floors

    V-Drives
    Winter project is coming along
  5. Any Balsa dealers on here?

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Any Balsa dealers on here? OR know of a place (web-site) or company where i can purchase some? My location is Southeast Michigan. thanks
  6. Not balsa core, a honeycomb paper?

    Jet Boats
    My jet boat provided many years of great service, but I could tell the boat was not as stiff as she should be. Now was the time to replace the stringers. But, in pulling up the floor, the inner hull laminate felt like the core was rotten, so I cut a hole to see how rotten. Found what looks...
  7. Powercat shovelnose hydro BUILD

    V-Drives
    thought i would start up the build now. hopefully we get started this weekend. new stringers / balsa flooring all new glass and all the other goodies. this will be me and my older brothers first time ever doing stringers / fiberglassing. although have been around it seen it done. more pics after...
  8. balsa & veneer flooring Questions

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    hey guys whats up! i just have some questions about redoing a shovelnose v-drive floor. im kinda stumped on how it works any advice would be greatly appreciated. so you lay down the veneer or balsa glue it to the floor? and then do you fiberglass over this??? then shoot your? gel? duratech? or...
  9. balsa wood

    V-Drives
    what is the reason a lot of v - drives use balsa wood in there floors? i never thought balsa was that strong of a wood. or is it for looks? it does make a pretty floor. thanks jerry:)eh:)
  10. Where to purchase end grain balsa?

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Looking for a good place to purchase 1/4" thick balsa sheet with scrim backing, 1" x 1" squares. Thanks
  11. Balsa wood floor restoration questions???

    Jet Boats
    So I just bought a 19' Daytona and it has the balsa wood floors. The problem is the resin or whatever in spots looks bad and I would like to restore it. I know there was at least one thread on this but I cannot find it. If anybody can give me some insight on what direction to go and what I need...
  12. balsa replacement??

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    taking the floor out of the boat i find a few bubbles in the bottom. i poked them for inspection and found the balsa inside is almost black and has no integrity left at all. been cutting and sanding it out for a few days now. careful not to cut through the hull to the water side. its quite...
  13. who sells the flexible rolls of balsa

    Jet Boats
    I bought some couple years ago & dont remember where it was from . I want the kind that comes in a roll to use in floor of the boat. Thanks
  14. Removing balsa core

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Does any one out there know any tips or tricks for removing balsa core, quickly, from the tops of the tunnels in a tunnel hull? I think I read some where that some one used a skill saw and set the depth of the blade and cut ant took it up in a full sheet? can this be done?....Hal
  15. Balsa wood?

    Delta Lunch Bunch ( dlb )
    I'm going to build some lighter interior panals for the boat. Anyone know where to get balsa wood or some other light weight plywood type material?
  16. mold in balsa floor??

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Last fall layed a balsa floor in my flatbottom. Just the bottom layer so top was not resin'd. Due to unforeseen events the boat had to come outside for a bit. Well, it sat too long and got some what appers to be mold in the balsa in spots. Looks like some water got thru my boat cover.. Anyone...
  17. balsa core, how thick and where to buy from?

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    I am replacing the stringers in my 18' southwind, the boat originally came with 1/4 stringers and a floor. I am putting 12' stringers in the boat and I want to add balsa to the floors for the appearance and strength. How thick does it need to be?
  18. balsa alternatives

    Paint and Fiberglass Repair
    Any one playing with other core materials in the floor than standard balsa or ply ? Im mostly curious about Kevlar honeycomb or other composites how do they look/effect weight, and so on, but open to check out whatever you have done or have pics and info on thanks .
  19. Balsa Wood

    Jet Boats
    Dose anyone know if you can buy balsa wood veneer and where I might look? not much luck so far on the net
  20. Balsa Flooring

    Jet Boats
    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. Thanks
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