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Postby Ryan Kirk on Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:46 pm

Hi all

I have heard that some people run whole or part balsa foils. How does this affect your overall performance (gains & losses) as well as do they tend to crack or distort after a capsize?


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Postby A Trace of Blue - 1666 on Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:42 am


Quite a number of SA boats are running Balsa Core Rudders, not sure about C-boards. Macca Hazelgrove at Yachtcraft makes them, and some make their own.

An alternative to Balsa is Palownia, almost as light.

Willy . . .
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Postby Ryan Kirk on Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:06 pm

Hi all,

Using this lighter weight material, does this make the overall strength of the board less.


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