Baltek Airex PXc Board

CEShawn

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So out of being curious, I bought a piece of this panel and been playing with it. First off, is this really the old coosa board or Penske board or something else?

Now that its scrap, was thinking of throwing a piece of glass on each side and using it for backing for rod holders, cleats and other things? Bad or good idea?

The other thing is, if I wanted to replace a cabin side? Go with this? or just old school plywood or foam piece? Thanks...
 

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I think that the best way to answer this is to note that Penske/Coosa has stand-alone strength whereas foam or balsa derive their strength working with something else - a composite, as it were.

That established, you'd want to use Penske/Coosa as cockpit sole material or for something similar. In my opinion, you'd be making a mistake using it for a cabin side - this is where you'd want to use a composite (has better resistance to torsional-twisting that does a sheet of Penske/Coosa too).

Also, try to be very picky when it comes to adding significant weight that far above your center of gravity.
 
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