Poly for a better price.

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Poly for a better price.

Post by TC66 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:19 pm

Been checking the prices for poly and found it in a surprising place. The trucking industry!! Dump trucks use it to make materials slide out better. $26 per/ft for 8' wide X 1/4" thick sheets long as you want it.

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Re: Poly for a better price.

Post by barhopper » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:11 pm

Better be sure it’s UHMW virgin polymer. Recycled is crap and if it comes in a roll it won’t last long on the coast. Just my $.02

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Re: Poly for a better price.

Post by Gladesman06 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:58 pm

X2^ Believe me it's crap, don't waste your money.

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Re: Poly for a better price.

Post by Prototype » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:05 pm

Wish I had time to explain the differences and cost of each. Hell I'm probably the reason horn bailed with 3/8 sold and found 1/4 inch spots.
QC is not not found at all in a dump truck bed and often under an airboat once it's being attached. Who cares about a 1/8 inch ripple, except airboaters?

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Re: Poly for a better price.

Post by M0RYAK » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:58 pm

Hi. Look pleas. This airboat was built from a same material. First reason of damage - bad quality of materials and second reason -freeze.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfBq0f8AXMQ

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Re: Poly for a better price.

Post by M0RYAK » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:32 pm

Boat from video was build from good quality materials. During running to berth accelerator was damaged and boat was collision with stone wall. That guys building boats from HDPE (High Density PolyEthylene).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpAtSPsFrwY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxcXmeAJBsM
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Re: Poly for a better price.

Post by M0RYAK » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:40 pm

My be I can give answer more later, because I used HDPE for guard my airboat bottom. But note I am not planed dry run.

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Re: Poly for a better price.

Post by mad_mike » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:55 pm

Silly Russians, vodka should come after dinner. Day drinking will lead to fails..... :alaska: :old_glory:

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Re: Poly for a better price.

Post by GeeLeDouche » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:29 am

I disagree on the recycled stuff. I know numerous people running it that have had the same or better luck with that than the virgin stuff. I recently replaced my virgin blue iron with black regrind (repro) and I can tell just by handling it that it is more dense and higher quality than the stuff I took off. but that's just my 2cents.
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