Posted by CLC on Nov 18, 2005

I've used a lot of balsa core in boats, mostly racing sailboats. Things like bulkheads and foils, specifically. I can't think of any logical application in a kayak. Just like carbon fiber, end-grain balsa works well in a very narrow range of highly esoteric, hyper-specific applications, but is expensively useless in the wrong application.

I have always used Baltek's products, because they have sophisticated distribution and technical support. Track down their book, "Boatbuilding With Baltek Duracore" or some such.


In Response to: Non-expert. Do not read. by Mark Camp on Nov 18, 2005