Welcome to Carver Yachts Owners Forum

We are a boating forum for owners of Carver Yachts to enthusiastically discuss all aspects of Carver Boat ownership. Whether you are looking for your first Carver or currently own one, you are sure to feel at home on CarverYachtOwners.com

You are currently viewing our board as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to searching the forum topics, post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Balsa wood core areas of 1977 Santa Cruz 2566

The is the forum to discuss general information regarding all Carver Yachts.
User avatar

Topic author United States of America
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 1
Joined: May 9th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Vessel Info: 1977 Carver Santa Cruz 2566
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Has thanked: 1 time

Balsa wood core areas of 1977 Santa Cruz 2566

Postby palfvin » March 26th, 2024, 4:34 pm

I'm looking to install Hull Shield on our boat to discourage marine growth. It only works, however, if the associated transducers are mounted directly against the hull below the waterline with no intervening insulation or sound absorbing material.

If necessary, I can mount them on the outside of the transom, but I'd prefer to mount them on the inside of the hull if possible.

The owner's manual says that balsa wood was added to the hull on the "planing surface" and to the hull sides "where necessary". I'm wondering if anyone knows what this translated to and, specifically, where I might find a couple of spots roughly three inches in diameter which meet the above criteria.

I will do my best to determine if such spots exist through inspection, but I'm hoping someone in this group might already know the answer.

User avatar

United States of America
Posts: 3344
Joined: February 28th, 2017, 6:04 pm
Has thanked: 57 times
Been thanked: 969 times

Re: Balsa wood core areas of 1977 Santa Cruz 2566

Postby km1125 » March 26th, 2024, 5:32 pm

Not familiar with the Hull Shield device, but if it's using ultrasound (or any high frequency audio) to deter growth then I'd think it would be a problem to shoot through a cored hull. Not sure if yours is a cored hull but if it is then most of what's below the waterline would probably be cored. You might want to check with the manufacturer of the Hull Shield regarding the cored hull installations.
User avatar

United States of America
Deck Hand
Deck Hand
Posts: 88
Joined: September 28th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Vessel Info: 1992 Carver 350 Aft Cabin
Location: Weehawken NJ
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 33 times

Re: Balsa wood core areas of 1977 Santa Cruz 2566

Postby plittle2005 » March 26th, 2024, 11:26 pm

I owned one of these boats. I saw these hulls being laid up at the Carver plant. The entire bottom up to the waterline was balsa-cored. The transom was glassed-over plywood.

Return to “Carver Yachts Forum - Model Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests