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Buccaneer 335

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i have a buccaneer 335 that ive had for about 6 years now, and its time to start doing some cutting and replacing some core sections.  Anyone know what core was in it? What core would you guys recommend putting in?  Any other tips or tricks about these boats?  There doesnt seem to be alot of info on them out there.  

Thanks 

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Take a drill to one of the known bad areas and drill a test hole?

Chances are its balsa, but could be plywood.  Not likely foam, as they were “value” priced when new

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Replacement core material depends on a few factors, but we generally use balsa with resin bushings for any light load hardware. Plywood (with resin bushings for the holes) in heavy lead areas. Balsa is well priced, strong, and easily bonds with polyester resin -- the caveat is that it must be diligently isolated in the event of leaks.

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My current boat is all foam core with high density foam in way of hardware mounts.

Closing in on 40 years old with not a hint of crush or delam.

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