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L_corecell_foredeck

L_corecell_foredeck

I replaced the rotton balsa in the foredeck with Core-cell, a closed cell foam board material that you can see in the picture. The core-cell is glued to the fiberglass deck (top layer) with thickened epoxy. It was hard to enough pressure to clamp the core-cell to the deck above. The picture shows some wooden battens that I sprung against the core-cell to push it against the deck. This was only partially successful. If I had to do it again I would drill holes right through the deck and use bolts to clamp the core-cell to the deck above until the epoxy dries.

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