Bottom construction Starboard Wood

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Bottom construction Starboard Wood

Post by TOTD » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:27 pm

Starboard: Hypersonic era 2003 105 liters, wood version VS DRAM, the top is wood, same as other Starboard in that era.
The bottom paint is very thin on the bottom, I’m being told that under the paint , is untreated wood.
In my experiences cutting boards open, I have not seen wood on the bottom.
It seems, not likely Starboard would construct like I’m being told.

Any insight is appreciated.
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Re: Bottom construction Starboard Wood

Post by Lostboy » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:16 pm

Send Josh (Kraken White) a PM either through here or FB and he'll let you know. I'm confident he'll have been inside one!

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Re: Bottom construction Starboard Wood

Post by TOTD » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:39 pm

Thanks, I sent a fb message to him
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Re: Bottom construction Starboard Wood

Post by Sailrepair » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:17 pm

I have seen starboards of that age with a wood bottom. Someone brought one for repair where moisture had got through the paint and made the wood swell so it ended up with a ripple effect. Boards like that you don't want to leave wet in its bag.

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Re: Bottom construction Starboard Wood

Post by Distinctly Average » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:33 pm

I had a hypersonic for a bit. It is wood underneath as I found out when I sailed over a scaffold pole :oops:

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Re: Bottom construction Starboard Wood

Post by TOTD » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:06 am

I totally follow. Why would a board have a minimal coating on the bottom ? Is this a effort to make a very light weight version, that could be damaged , with a scrape ?

Thanks for the quick responses , greatly appreciated, even if not what I wanted to hear.
The 2007 Sterbrdd archive is as far back as I found, they do say that wood is applied both TOP AND BOTTOM. So the wood part on the bottom is confirmed, just what’s on top of it , is not.
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Re: Bottom construction Starboard Wood

Post by TOTD » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:54 pm

From informed sources, the bottom is wood. The minimum coating is glass hot resin epoxy. Then the paint. The wood being porous will suck up . Paint itself won’t do well, and Starboard would be mad, to paint over wood.
My thought exactly.

Just a follow up, thanks to all especially Josh White.
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