Aluminum Bottoms

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Aluminum Bottoms

Post by Cody Alvarez » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:00 pm

I have a new aluminum hull with maybe 8 hrs on it and I'm already going on my third bottom. What will stick to it, I'm tired of taking it apart. I'm not interest in bashing the bottom company just because they have been good to me so far and worked with me.

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Post by keebo » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:07 pm

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Post by Cody Alvarez » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:10 pm

I had poly on my old boat and wanted to try it on the other side of the fence. Actually I went threw 2 pieces of poly in the matter of 60 hrs.

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Post by Tony480 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:13 pm

Cody Alvarez wrote:I had poly on my old boat and wanted to try it on the other side of the fence. Actually I went threw 2 pieces of poly in the matter of 60 hrs.
And you actuall thought slick bottom was going to last,if you wore out 2 sheets of poly in 60 hours.Get real. :lol: What do you do, run down I- 75 with it. :roll:

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Post by Cody Alvarez » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:15 pm

I ripped one in my back pasture doing victory laps and the other I have no clue how I did it.

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Post by SouthRiver » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:19 pm

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Post by Bdriller » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:35 pm

Cody Alvarez wrote:I had poly on my old boat and wanted to try it on the other side of the fence. Actually I went threw 2 pieces of poly in the matter of 60 hrs.
less beers, or designated driver, or like tony said dont go to the beer store in the boat dwn i-75, goddaaangit dude if your rolling through wally world and you see rough terrain in the horizion steer around it.

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Post by Cody Alvarez » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:42 pm

The bad part is I don't even drink.

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Post by goldhunter_2 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:12 pm

well you said this is your third slick bottom in 8 hrs and the two poly sheets lasted 60 hrs , poly seems like more time riding less time working to me
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Post by snookfinken27 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:30 am

sheet of stainless with poly and steelflex underneath it :lol:
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Post by chuckitt@earthlink.net » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:26 am

Just look much money could be saved if boats were kept in the water.
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Post by Tony480 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:58 am

chuckitt@earthlink.net wrote:Just look much money could be saved if boats were kept in the water.
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Then why even have an airboat? :roll: That's the whole point of having an airboat,if I wanted to stay in the water I would get a bass boat or one of those wannabe boats you think are airboats.

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Post by cowboy » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:19 am

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk... why soytenly!
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Post by slow5ho » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:31 pm

just curious but what hull do u have and how big
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Post by chargedupoutlaw » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:46 pm

mabey u have to much jack pushed in it or somethin ,, the slick bottom i understand i used to wear it out on a saturday night lol thats why i put poly on got tiered of replaceing bottom but 2 sheets of poly in 60 hrs is crazy !!!!!
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Post by timmmyy » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:43 pm

Installed 1/2 aluminum plate, that should hold for about 5 years :lol:
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Post by GIMAMMOTH » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:17 pm

scuff the bottom, put steel flex then scuff it again an put quick slick...
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Post by rost495 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:53 pm

Yeah, I'd say if you torched poly in 60 hours twice..... I havne't read of ANY coating that would help you.

Pickier where you drive and buy the hardest slickest half inch poly you can get IMHO.

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