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Geoffreykwright

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Hull Construction on the 34 Mk II
« on: November 19, 2020, 02:16:32 PM »

Does anyone know how the hull is built?  Assuming there is a core.  What material?  How many layers of glass?  Mine is a 34 Mk II - hull 1494 built in 2000.


Thanks in advance.
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Ron Hill

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Re: Hull Construction on the 34 Mk II
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 02:25:32 PM »

Goeff : The is no core in the C34 hull. 

Don't know how many layers of glass & mat??  Call Warren Tandy @ (727) 544- 6681.  He might be able to tell you?? 

A few thoughts
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Re: Hull Construction on the 34 Mk II
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2020, 03:02:57 PM »

Goeff,

Don't know how many layers of glass.  I've drilled a couple of holes in Shamrock to install AC.  One for water intake about 9 inches from center about 18 inches in front of the keel and one a couple of inches above the boot stripe.  Intake hole was about 1 inch thick at the boot stripe about 3/4 inch thick.  Material is fiberglass with polyester resin I believe.  Ron's contact would give you exact info.
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Re: Hull Construction on the 34 Mk II
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 02:51:53 AM »

Assuming there is a core in the deck, correct?

By the way Geoff, my club owns hull #1471.
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Ron Hill

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Re: Hull Construction on the 34 Mk II
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2020, 01:16:01 PM »

Wing : There is a plywood core in the decking - walkway and overhead! 

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Re: Hull Construction on the 34 Mk II
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 03:03:00 PM »

Try this, I can't remember where I found it but it tells the tale of where the core is and where the reinforcement plates are.
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Re: Hull Construction on the 34 Mk II
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 02:17:18 AM »

Robert: outstanding, thanks.
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Re: Hull Construction on the 34 Mk II
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 05:01:05 AM »

All - thanks for all of your insights.  Very helpful.
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