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    Ianh
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    See Wikipedia on Balsa
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochroma
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    Sure is I know.
    I retired from David Brown Santasalo in South Africa a couple of years ago. Part of the holding group (Clyde) also owned Moventas as they had bought the group from Metso. Moventas and Santasalo operated up until about six years ago independently. Clyde in their wisdom took all wind turbines from DB and Moventas and formed Moventas.
    Seen these things up close.
    Balsa is very strong compared to weight.
    As for the bottle coks not sure about that In SA. Most wines have screwtop closures now. This is due a world shortage of Bark.
    Lets hope we can get balsa from somewhere.
    Only old in years not mind or soul.
    brianupyonder
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    yes waiting for it to arrive
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    i only have two oldish ones now 1958 triumph T100,
    1969 triumph bonneville plus a 2008 honda 600 ann 2xhonda 250s which i have not started
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    Restoring old motorcycles?
    Still have my collection of 4
    A Velocette 500, A TRIBSA Bonnie, An Ex US Army 1944 Harley with Sidecar and my pride and Joy a 750 Norton (Goes like hell trouble is stopping😊😊)
    Good luck with the build
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    Ianh
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    Hi Brian
    Stick to the plan and gain the experience😊😊
    I take it the balsa in the bow are blocks to be shaped?
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    Agreed Nerys,
    There are always alternatives as an experienced modeller you know all of this.😊😊
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    brianupyonder
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    certainly no offence taken,it is my first boat build and was sticking to the plan it is all ply and obechi with balsa in the bow it is coming along ok,was allways into restoring old motorcycles
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    Yes Ian I know all the reasons for using balsa, I'm just pointing out that with a bit more effort one can use ordinary soft woods to do the same job. Yes, you want lightness if you are building a lightweight high speed boat and are desperate for performance, but I'm far from being a speed merchant. Plod across the lake at six knots and I'm happy.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    Hi Brian,
    Apologies. No offence I hope, The comment is a generalization as to the way boats were designed and built and the old stuff used balsa for the reason stated.
    Today we have liteply and even flexible ply!
    I have only seen the flexiply on displays. I cant afford a huge sheet😊😊
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