Sent out a few e-mails this morning for price bids on large drums of West epoxy/hardener and CoreCell. Sent e-mail to a few “retail” mail-order places as well, just to see if they can come close to a few places that I’ve found, or if maybe the price comes down from less freight charges.
We’ve decided to use CoreCell brand foam for the boat construction. It was a very close (and difficult) debate between that and the less-expensive DivinyCell – both posessing amazing qualities with few bad points. From the research I’ve done, it appears that CoreCell is easier to thermo-form, has much better impact resistance (pdf) but seems to burn at a faster rate than others.
Still unsure on the high-density insert material to use – CoreCell makes one, but it’s damned expensive (over $300 for a 3×6 sheet!
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