- Hello! Does anyone know if a B29 has coring in the top-most part of
her cabintop? My B29 Angel has coring in the walk around area on
deck, but I'm not sure about the top of the cabin (have not replaced
hardware yet in that area). It's strong and that, but I was curious
if it was just thick fiberglass then the interior liner or if there
was anything in there.
Also, on the more senior B29's, keep an eye out on your stern
chainplate if it hasn't been replaced yet. Angel and her buddy B29,
Moonshine, both had to get replacements. It seemed to be a common
thing with these older B's where the chainplate develops micro cracks
after a time - it's so close to the water. You can easily check it
with that dye stuff that auto mechanics use to look for fine cracks.
Moonshine's old chainplate was so brittle that after removal, it just
Rebecca B. s/v ANGEL
- Hi Rebecca,
Yes the cabin top is cored with balsa. It does not extend fully down
the sides though. This boat is built like a brick-you-know-what. In
most places the fiberglass itself is thick enough.
1978 B-29 #17 - Jolah