Polymer installation

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Polymer installation

Postby Cowboy SMC » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:24 pm

I'm building my first airboat and I'm ready to have polymer installed on the bottom of a 14 ft Gillio Hull. Does anyone know of any good installers in the Hudson, Florida area. And has anyone heard of polymer that has been glued on as opposed to bolted. The guy I bought my hull from said there was a new adhesive out for polymer but I haven't been able to find anything on it online.

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Re: Polymer installation

Postby Deano » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:53 pm

If I remember correctly (and I possibly don't) there was a polymer that came out a few years back that was installed with an adhesive. While there was quite a bit of talk about it initially, I believe over time it proved to be cost prohibitive where most folks were concerned.

As far as I know, it was not an adhesive that was made for polymer, but rather a polymer that was manufactured with and/or for an adhesive.

There were a handful of boats that had it installed, maybe one of them will see this and comment.
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Re: Polymer installation

Postby Scarecrow » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:51 pm

PM TDarr on this site he has an aluminum hull that has the poly adhered on, and it has been on for quite a while.

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Re: Polymer installation

Postby Deano » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:41 pm

He referenced Oceapoly in one of his posts. A quick search sheds a little light . . .

http://www.redcedartech.com/pdfs/OceaPoly%20White%20paper.pdf
http://www.linktech-inc.com/oceapoly.html

Still, having first hand experience, he is who you would want to talk to.
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Re: Polymer installation

Postby barhopper » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:09 pm

I believe Dyna Marine put it on a few boats. I'm sure Shane could give his opinion if asked.

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Re: Polymer installation

Postby Cowboy SMC » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:36 am

Thanks for the info guys. I contacted linktech and they are sending me information on installation and cost factors. If this doesn't pan out does anyone know any good installers in the Spring Hill Fl. area.

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Re: Polymer installation

Postby Deano » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:31 am

I'm afraid I can't answer that question, but do request you share what you find out from Lintech.

Pretty sure William up at Poor Boys will install poly, but he is a ways north of your neighborhood.
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Re: Polymer installation

Postby Rick McC. » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:20 am

Floral City Airboats is about a half hour north of Spring Hill/Brooksville.

I'm sure they install poly, because when they built my Dad's boat (now mine), they tried their best to talk him into having poly on the bottom.
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