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Product Details

Contoured ProBalsa Plus is a coated, contourable, endgrain Balsa Wood for use in marine and boatbuilding applications. Coated with a thin resin film to enhance bond with epoxy, VE and polyester resin systems. 10 lb. per cubic ft. typical density. Standard core for many OEM boatbuilders. Typical applications include hull and deck core replacement, construction of small parts and inexpensive straight core replacement. Purchase by individual sheets / boards or by the case.

Sold in 2'x4' sheets

Info & Guides

DIMENSIONS:
3/8" X 2' X 4'
1/2" X 2' X 4'
3/4" X 2' X 4'

Reviews for Balsa Core - ProBalsa

10 of 18 Reviews

March 16, 2021

Awesome stuff
By Perry from Great Lakes Region

Verified Purchase

The way they shipped it caused it to crack down the middle, but a little wood glue fixed it perfectly. This balsa is very good quality and since it comes as a single flexible sheet it was perfect for maintaining the shape of the top deck. I used epoxy to glue it to the existing bottom layer, and then poly resin + glass to lay the top. I was pleased with the result. With some new sprayed on gel coat the deck will look new again.

Hardened poly resin reinforced glass (ready to sand)
New balsa inserted and glued with epoxy resin
After removal of wet balsa core
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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December 7, 2020

I would buy this product again.
By Paul from Va.

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Used it for coring for a hatch.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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January 23, 2018

Excellent quality. I will be buying more.
By Losttime from City Island, N.Y.

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Re-cored the front deck of my 1975 Chris Craft Sport Fish. I had excellent results.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 17, 2017

I would buy this again.
By Fromhold from Cullman, AL

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It came well packed and was just like the picture.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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March 25, 2017

Balsa
By Adam from Ct

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Easy to use

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 12, 2016

Exactly what I needed for my '69 14' Pintail deck core
By Dan - Pintail 105 from Oconomowoc, WI

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My circa '69 14' Pintail had water saturated end-grain balsa deck core. This was exactly what I needed to replace this and rejuvenate this classic sailboat.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 23, 2015

Great product
By Tom from York, PA

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Sandwich between two layers do fiberglass, this wood becomes very ridge.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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July 18, 2014

Standard, easy to use
By Avid Sailor from Marblehead, MA

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Used to re-core a rotten deck on a J/30. Easy to work with, laminated to backing well, arrived rolled up in a reasonable box and on time for my project.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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December 1, 2013

Excellent Service - Trusted E-Shopping
By CHARLIE from TOLEDO, OH

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Pro Balsa is easy to work with.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 8, 2013

Easy to use Balsa
By A sailor from Cleveland, OH

I had a small soft spot in the deck around an inspection plate. I had access to remove the bad core and replace it with the new balsa. After epoxying the balsa in place I remounted the inspection plate.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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