Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

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Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by kwacker83 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:48 am

Well, the dreaded time has come to replace the poly on my boat. I knew it was going to be a big hit on the wallet, but just got quoted 8500.00 to replace. Yikes! I know it is a ton of work, but I was thinking it would be about half that. I was just curious what others have paid? Thanks!

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Post by ercalabria » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:52 am

It all depends on the style and size of your boat and what area you are in.
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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by titan » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:04 am

I just had mine done a couple of months ago by alumitech and paid 1200$ all together for install and Polly price. But that for a 14' boat, don't know what you have.

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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by Deano » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:16 am

That does seem high, but you have made no mention of what your boat consists of, what extra curricular grief will have to be dealt with during the install, or what you plan on using to replace it.

Putting generic 1/4" black on an 11' open fiberglass hull with bolts and no rigging is a whole different ball game than replacing it with 1/2" Blue Iron on a 14' aluminum deck over where you need to weld up and/or reuse (or possibly tap) the holes after you remove the engine, the rigging, etc.

Could be where you got the quote is busy and/or really doesn't want the job.
Or it could be like the second scenario with other additional issues we are unaware of.

If you give more information about what you are asking about, most folks here will offer a useful opinion.
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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:32 am

Man that's a bundle of $ but like Deano says, it all depends on the boat and whats needed. I can tell you this much you could get a new Bray 14 or 15ft open hull with poly for under $8500 easy.

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Post by kwacker83 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:40 am

I guess some info on the boat would have helped. It's a 15x8 air gator with a big block. New motor and ss rigging two years ago, so it should unbolt easily. The boat is in southeast Texas, which might give a hint to where I got the quote. I don't have any bells and whistles and minimal electronics.

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Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:44 am

My bet Alumitec would be a great place to call if you want to stay doing business with one of the big shops.

Give them a call it might be worth the trip. Ramon is the owner and Steve is the lead sales guy and a phone call is cheap enough.
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Post by barhopper » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:52 am

Do it yourself. Its not rocket science. Cost of materials plus a meal and beverages for your help. You'll learn a lot about how everything goes together and works. Nothing like sweat equity to make you appreciate something.

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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by kwacker83 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:00 pm

Thanks for confirming my suspicion. I'm calling a place in Houston called lonestar and going from there. Trust me, if I had to pay even close to that amount, I would figure out how to do it myself.

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Post by southern safaris » Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:10 pm

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Post by fl cracker » Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:14 pm

I paid 1,600 from Hamant on a 12' 6 hull. That 8,500 better include a new hull!
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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by myronja » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:50 pm

The guys name at lonestar boat works is jason allen 281-667-6102. Great guy to work with.
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Post by highlife57 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:26 pm

8,500 !!!! Are U F ing Crazy!!!!!!!!!!! :violent1:

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Post by BlowInIt » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:30 pm

That is fucn crazy! :shock:in fl you would not pay that much for a brand new open hull with poly, grass rake, walk boards and even a trailer! What a joke

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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by jopete » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:54 am

i had my teflon replaced on my 15 x 7' boat, they put the hull in the press and got the round back in it, then added a rib to keep it there. 3/8'' teflon rivited on, looked like a million bucks when done. i paid 2300$ and the boat ran the ground better than new when done.

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Post by Barry830 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:20 am

Just replaced my poly. Got the poly from Horn Plastics in Katy.

It took a while, but completed it for about $1,000.

Did everything by myself. Took about a month......doing a little each day.

If you have a place to pull the rigging/engine, you should try doing it yourself.

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Post by Chaseh » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:33 pm

My 18x8 floral city has cost me about 1750 in materials so far, not including the new tbars that we added. Its a bitch, but we are making headway. Almost done actually. If you have a few buds, a shop with a lift, and four drills, its really not that bad!

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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by kwacker83 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:47 pm

The Cost is definetly in the labor. The quote included pulling the engine and rigging. I'm going to wait until after duck season to replace it and stay away from limestone roads for the time being.

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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by DynaMarine » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:22 pm

Even with the cost of pulling the engine and rigging, really shouldn't be anywhere near $8500. That just seems really high. Like some said, you can buy a new hull with poly, rake and walkarounds for $8500 or less in most cases. Pulling engine and rigging doesn't take that long, especially given the facilities.

I suggest pulling the rigging yourself and then you should be in the $1800 - $2500 range depending on what needs to be done before reinstalling new poly.
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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by One Eyed Gator » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:37 pm

500 - 1000 for the poly depending thickness and whether it is a single sheet or splices and 150-200 for nylock and bolts. You can figure out the rest.

Did mine the last time with 1 piece 3/8" 700.00 and 100.00 for fasteners did it in 3 evening and used the old holes.

I bet you could get a new airgator/ Alumitec with poly for your quote.

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Post by Tommy Roachford » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:22 pm

I paid 1100.00. That included taking the whole inside of the seat and motor and rigging out in one piece and for the cost of the poly, and the screws and nuts and the install..... They did an awesome job !!!!

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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by Airboatcapt2 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:16 am

Kwacker,
Sorry my office miss quoted you. I sent you a pm.
American Airboats does offer very high quality polymer jobs but it looks like your quote was for 2 boats or something.
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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by aggiejim » Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:50 am

well that clears it up 3 boat price
Jason is a good way to go got some gray iron on one of my hulls looks great
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Re: Anyone had their poly replaced recently?

Post by kwacker83 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:24 pm

Just a correction. Apparently there was a misunderstanding on the quote. The revised quote is much more reasonable! I wanted to make sure to clear this up even though I didn't name the company I contacted. I would hate for anyone to lose any business.

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