Free shipping on orders over $99.99! Don't miss out!
$37.98 Limited Stock
Core-Cell A500 Plain Foam Sheets
$37.98Limited Stock

Core-Cell A500 Plain Foam Sheets Customer Questions and Answers

4 of 4 Questions

Question

I am going to build a flats skiff and was wondering if this material is adequate to build the hull with

Asked on 03/08/2018 by Hunter from North Carolina

Top Answer

This would probably be an adequate core material to start with for laminating to, but you may want to consult building plans or an engineer for specifics.

Answered on 05/22/2018 by JD Tech Associate
See More Answers (5)

Answer

from scratch, not using plans?  too many variables to give a good answer.  i have used it satisfactorly on deck and small hull repairs.    Sent from my Boost Mobile Phone.

Answered on 03/08/2018 by rjeffs

Answer

If you are making a comppsite with a foam core and are planning on vacuum bagging, should work great. If you are doing a lay up, results may be inconsistent due to resin spread. If you have a shop vac, duct tape, aquarium hose, visiline plastic and release cloth you can vacuum the composite down and achive the results you are looking for. Jamestown dist. has a book available and good videos on line to watch. Not sure of your level of expertise and hope you don't take offense. Simple answer is yes, this stuff will work fine. Get Outlook for Android  

Answered on 03/08/2018 by eeseacord

Answer

NO, unless you are getting the core cell for free and you have the equipment and experience to vacuum bag. Good marine plywood meeting BS1088 specs covered with 10 oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy is all you need to build a good solid skiff.  I'd suggest using Silver Tip ready mixed fillet material for the sake of simplicity and less mess. 

Answered on 03/08/2018 by grant.worsley

Answer

Yes, but only as a core material. Fiberglass or Kevlar on both sides.  Sent from my iPad

Answered on 03/11/2018 by muskiebobber

Answer

I don't know. It would be best to research this on the web or find a boat builder and ask him.

Answered on 03/13/2018 by vanecek1
Answer Question

Question

Can this material be used as a replacement for 1/4" thick cedar strips for constructing a sea kayak? Clear western red cedar has become increasingly hard to get in long lengths and very expensive. Assuming the same laminates on the inside and outside and the same resin how would the impact resistance of the two constructions compare?

Asked on 03/28/2018 by David from Boston, MA

Top Answer

I'm not sure if this would quite fit the bill for you. Cedar strips are the strength for you, and have good flexibility. We do sell scored sheets that would have the flexibility, but with foam core, you are relying on a fabric or cloth material as the skin (fiberglass, kevlar, carbon, etc) to give it the strength and resilience, not the foam.

Answered on 05/31/2018 by JD Tech Associate
See More Answers (3)

Answer

No this is a balsa wood replacement.

Answered on 03/28/2018 by jcward

Answer

I would say no, it does not flex to fit shapes. You need the scored version. The a500 is strong enough when used as a core with carbon & Kevlar.

Answered on 03/28/2018 by mason38m

Answer

Sorry! This is way out of my realm of expertise.

Answered on 03/28/2018 by rknevaklatt2
Answer Question

Question

I am replacing the waterlogged 5 1/2 inch foam core between the inside and outside fiberglass layers in the bottom of a 1978 work skiff. I need closed cell foam sheets that are stiff and provide floatation and can be easily formed/cut and epoxied into the the cavity between the layers. Is this the right product?

Asked on 07/30/2016 by Undisclosed

Top Answer

Yes it would work, also take a look at our Flotation Foam. https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=2198

Answered on 03/07/2017 by
See More Answers (3)

Answer

I used the Core-Cell foam to repair my fish box lids. The product is stiff and light weight. Easy to cut and shape. The sheets that I used were 1/2", epoxied to underside of lids to replace waterlogged plywood. Finished with fiberglass, no gel coat. Used West System with #404 additive. This was my first experience with any of these products, feel all went very smoothly and am very happy with the outcome. Nice stiff, solid lids. Virtually no flex under my 200+# weight.

Answered on 08/08/2016 by GILBERT HATHAWAY

Answer

Yes

Answered on 08/01/2016 by VICTOR AGADZI

Answer

I used it to repair center boards on my Hobie Cat sport cruiser21. The material has stood up well and was very easy to work with. Iayered it with fiberglass and painted it with gel coat. I woild think that it would work well for your application.

Answered on 07/31/2016 by CHARLIE DALY
Answer Question

Question

Is Core-Cell A500 similar to Mincell for applications such as laminating sheets for an ocean kayak seat?

Asked on 07/25/2018 by Allthumbs from Rochester, NY

Top Answer

A500 will be a much much more rigid and will only flex slightly as opposed to Minicell, which is very pliable.

Answered on 07/26/2018 by JD Tech Associate
See More Answers (1)

Answer

No this is hard foam for stiffening fiberglass layup

Answered on 07/25/2018 by shourdsmike
Answer Question
1 of 1