Balsa Core - ProBalsa, marine balsa, boat core balsa wood
 
  • Balsa Core - ProBalsa, marine balsa, boat core balsa wood

Balsa Core - ProBalsa

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

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

BRAND: ProBalsa
4.7 15

I would buy this again.

5

It came well packed and was just like the picture.

Fromhold

Cullman, AL

Yes

Balsa

5

Easy to use

Adam

Ct

Yes

Exactly what I needed for my '69 14' Pintail deck core

5

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.

Dan - Pintail 105

Oconomowoc, WI

Yes

Great product

5

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

Tom

York, PA

Yes

Standard, easy to use

4

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.

Avid Sailor

Marblehead, MA

Yes

Excellent Service - Trusted E-Shopping

4

Pro Balsa is easy to work with.

CHARLIE

TOLEDO, OH

Yes

Easy to use Balsa

5

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.

A sailor

Cleveland, OH

Yes

Well worth money

5

Used it for deck repairs. If you have spongy decks or roof my advise is to do sounding testing with mallet and precisely mark out area that has wet or roten core with marker. Then cut top skin using skil saw and pry out remaining balsa. save top skin. clean/prepare bottom skin. use top skin as template to trase shape on balsa. lay balsa with thikened epoxy prewetting with unthikened epoxy. use west system notched spreader. lay top skin. add weights or drill holes and use butterfly ancors to tie down sandwich. next day grind a recess in top skin. lay 1708 tape . next day sand and do some fairing job. good luck

alex from newton yacht club

boston ma

Yes

Answer to Gary's question

5

To answer Gary's questions. I used 3/8 thick but 1/2 inch would have been better. It is not primed but that wasn't a problem. I used West systems epoxy and had no problems. Make sure the old core is cleaned out really well so that the epoxy and new core will bond realy well, saturate really well and cover with cloth and it should work great.

Rick

Beverly , Ma.

Yes

Andrew here is a reply to your question

4

The product as sold is very adaptable. I use it for various applications, but the absortive nature of the material is very useful for impact test data generation. When qualifying into material systems this is a big plus. For my purposes the standard density works well as I want partial resin take-up. For some structural type work higher densities may be in order. Based on your application you may want to have engineering input. For standard type repairs e,g,. marine, etc. the standard density will suffice. To insert, make a template from light weight plywood or corrugated material and cut to your template outline. If inserting into a cavity bond some 24oz. WORO or canvas fabric to the balsa with a fixative and work into place. Remove the fabric or layup in place. This will keep the balse from flopping about as you set things up.

Dave

Granville, Ohio

Yes

Balsa Core - ProBalsa

4.715

100.0

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