Blue iron poly??

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bowfish00
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Blue iron poly??

Post by bowfish00 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:32 pm

Wondering if blue iron poly is better than uhmw? And how thick?

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Re: Blue iron poly??

Post by Prototype » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:39 pm

What ever you do or decide, don't seam the bottom with the IRON products and expect your boat to act normal?

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Re: Blue iron poly??

Post by bowfish00 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:21 pm

Is it actually thicker?

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Re: Blue iron poly??

Post by Deano » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:46 am

You can typically buy the thickness your application calls for and/or what your wallet can stand.
While all manufacturers may not offer or have all sizes at all times, it is usually available in 1/4, 5/16, 3/8 and 1/2" afaik.
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Re: Blue iron poly??

Post by terrible ted » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:03 am

Blue iron is uhmw compare the additives.

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Re: Blue iron poly??

Post by lariat » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:05 am

I've had the Blue Iron for about 6 years now and it has held up very well.

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Re: Blue iron poly??

Post by terrible ted » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:57 pm

lariat wrote:I've had the Blue Iron for about 6 years now and it has held up very well.

THE QUESTION.
IS HOW MUCH DO WE RUN DRY? I don't know how to gage that. I say you go by the material coefficient of friction.

My boat still has the same poly from 2009. I try not to just burn fuel and run dry every were. Man does it eat fuel running dry. I can say a spray rig saves fuel.

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