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Friday
Oct312008

Hulls turned over...

By early August the hulls had been turned over and preparations begun to remove the temporary bulkheads and replace them with Nidacore.

Nidacore is a lightweight composite material and is being used extensively throughout the boat.  The hull topsides are being built of this as are the bulkheads and funiture.  This will have a significant impact on reducing the overall weight of the vessel and help compensate for some other equipment which is is not normally present in a Tiki 38...such as a genset and watermaker etc.

The cedar planking along with the use of hightech cloths and epoxy has already enabled some significant weight savings compared to Creed's T38.

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