Hey guys, Learning all i can about redoing an old boat. I have a question about pour foam and coring. From my understanding there are 2 ways to do it.
1. Only core the Freeboard section of the boat. Then pour foam between the stringers. Level foam, Glass over foam. Install Deck.
2.Core bottom and sides of boat. and instal deck on top of the stringers. and have essentially a hollow hull.
All the searches I have seen do not really address this. I know the downside to foam is that it will absorb water if exposed. But aren't all new boats filled with foam?
If it helps I am building what i believe to be a Wenzel 14 and i have a thread in the bragging spot about it. Just thought i would post here to get the question answered.
Right now with the way the hull is setup, its straight glass. no core except for the transom. and does not drain for shit. If you catch a bad wave and catch a decent amount of water this thing is going down. So id like to raise the floor to be self bailing, and possibly even install a bilge for extra punch god forbid i take a nasty wave. Along with adding coring for rigidity. ( i wouldn't be out if conditions were not safe for the boat, but safety is a priority as this boat may become what my nephews learn boating basics in.)
Thank you for your input!
and here! I drew reference pictures while at work lol