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Cdub6761
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Aluminum hull questions

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Hello all I am new to aluminum hulls I have one I believe to be an old air gator 11x7 my questions are

It only has 3 stringers. Is this a problem?

It has a hole in the polymer I’m gonna buy some new polymer What kind? Where’s best place to buy it?

Can I re use the old holes in the hull for the Poly?

Is there anything I should do to the bottom while I have the poly off?


I know it’s a bunch of questions thanks in advance

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I've replaced my poly twice in 16 years and have used the same holes rach time !!!of course mine is screwed on and some of the jokes strip out so I just put a longer screw in and apply a nut in the Hull and tighten her right up

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Thanks buddy helps out

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Look for a plastic suppler in you area "UHMW" black. I bought my last sheet from Farco plastics

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I got my poly from polymer systems llc. UHMW black and the cheapest I've found. You'll save even with shipping costs.
What I did was clean the bottom up real good, strap the poly down where i wanted it, started from the center and worked my way out using the existing holes. Got on top, countersink the holes and drop bolts. Lots of up and down but eventually got it. No problems using the existing holes. And i did it during the summer to make sure the poly was nice and hot. It seemed to help with expansion and movement. Hope that helps.

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