1997 Albin 32+2 Hull coring

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Albinflorida
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:09 pm

Anyone know if the coring in a `1997 hull is balsa or synthetic. I can't remember when they changed over.
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Sanatee
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:34 pm

Pretty sure its balsa, when I did the scary job of cutting in a new thru-hull!
Mike and Carol
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Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:47 am

Definitely balsa.
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:06 am

Pitou,
Do you know what year the Balsa core changed to synthetic? About change some through hulls.
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Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:42 pm

Diggie wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:06 am
Pitou,
Do you know what year the Balsa core changed to synthetic? About change some through hulls.
Diggie
In 2002 Albin annnounced a change to Airex coring. Announce versus the reality, I'm not sure. Either way, Albin did insert solid synthetic blocks into the core where they had installed thru-hulls. I found this to be true on my 2006 when I replaced the head overboard discharge thru-hull and again changing a thru-hull on my 2002 (hull laid in 2001).
kevinS
"drinking rum before 10AM makes you a Pirate, not an Alcoholic"

~ 2006 31TE / Hull# 221
Cummins QSC 8.3 / 500 hp

Former boat ~
~ 2002 / 28TE / Hull# 614
Cummins 6BTA 370 hp / Alaskan Bulkhead
April / '04 ~ May / '13

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