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Old 02-19-2019, 02:38 PM
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I have been trought extensive search regarding how the 1998-2005 Sonics were built.
i see diffrent informations from different sources. Some state that the bottoms are balsa cored others claim solid glass others foam core. Wood stringers vs foam stringers. Divinycell yadayada... also found something stating that they went from composite back to balsa in 2003 or so? Verry strange material swap since more people are chasing wood free boats!
Does anybody know the real story and the materials that were used over the years?
i assume all models shared the same construction methods for same year??

all I can find is mixed up informations over the web🤔

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Old 02-19-2019, 08:59 PM
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Sydways on here will chime in here probably and give you some good info. Or you can PM him.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by JS232 View Post
I have been trought extensive search regarding how the 1998-2005 Sonics were built.
i see diffrent informations from different sources. Some state that the bottoms are balsa cored others claim solid glass others foam core. Wood stringers vs foam stringers. Divinycell yadayada... also found something stating that they went from composite back to balsa in 2003 or so? Verry strange material swap since more people are chasing wood free boats!
Does anybody know the real story and the materials that were used over the years?
i assume all models shared the same construction methods for same year??

all I can find is mixed up informations over the web🤔
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Old 02-08-2020, 05:42 PM
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Or call sonic directly ! In fort pierce, florida
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different build material also different owners of the company , around 2003 -2004 they started infusion , I had a 2004 where they infused the deck only and i had stress crack all over the deck only , it flex to much but earlier and later years where built stronger trial and error
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Early nineties Sonics were Divinicell core on hull and deck with Cypress stringers.
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by PARASAIL941 View Post
Early nineties Sonics were Divinicell core on hull and deck with Cypress stringers.
That’s interesting.... any idea when they switched back to wood coring?
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