Sea ray Sundancer wood coring?

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Searaysundancer270/268, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Searaysundancer270/268

    Searaysundancer270/268 New Member

    Jul 13, 2019
    Don’t have one yet
    Not yet
    i want to know if any sea ray Sundancers have wood coring and if they do where is it.

    Do any of the hulls have wood coring?
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Sea Rays and many other brands have used balsa coring above the water line for years. I don't know which models or years.
  3. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Yes. Most Searay boats do have coring. There are different types of coring depending on year make and model and also what factory built the boat.

    You can contact Searay and they will tell you but I’m guessing your “heard” all the bad things about coring. Balsa cored boats can have issues if it had water intrusion but you would know this at survey. Please provide some background on why you’re asking this questions and we can guide you through it. Coring is not a bad thing and almost all boats have some version of a cores hulk or deck.
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  4. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    Depends which boat. Smaller boats will have cored decks and transoms. Larger boats may core the hull to reduce weight.
  5. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    All Sea Rays with closed decks over a cabin area are cored in the deck area. Most transoms are cored with plywood, on i/o powered boats the plywood is structural, on inboard powered boats the plywood is smaller and is laid in the mold to give the manufacturer something to fasten components to.

    Generally anything under 40ft is a solid hull boat; above 40ft, it depends upon the model, the factory and the layup schedule for that model, which can change from year to year.
  6. Searaysundancer270/268

    Searaysundancer270/268 New Member

    Jul 13, 2019
    Don’t have one yet
    Not yet
    Alight thank you

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