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Rivets fastening side panel to deck have  almost all corroded and fallen out, leaving open holes to the balsa core.
Rivets fastening side panel to deck have almost all corroded and fallen out, leaving open holes to the balsa core.
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More empty rivet holes with obvious core-rot. Probably have been open for years.
More empty rivet holes with obvious core-rot. Probably have been open for years.
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The black edge-cover on the side panel was glued to the hull - a few taps on a pry-bar with a hammer broke it free.
The black edge-cover on the side panel was glued to the hull - a few taps on a pry-bar with a hammer broke it free.
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Rot surrounding old rivet holes
Rot surrounding old rivet holes
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Starting to remove all of the exposed core
Starting to remove all of the exposed core
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Probably 90% of what I've exposed and removed was soaked, rot ranged from severe/mush to slightly discolored but with a good bond to the fiberglass.
Probably 90% of what I've exposed and removed was soaked, rot ranged from severe/mush to slightly discolored but with a good bond to the fiberglass.
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Core balsa is 1.5 inches thick.
Core balsa is 1.5 inches thick.
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