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Old 09-04-2008, 07:41 PM
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I realize there are differences between racers and everyday boats. In general, what's the feeling regarding bottom prep, using polishing and sealant, wax? It's always been my experience that a smooth hull bottom is faster, but not a scientific method for sure.

I see the racing boat's hulls and they look pretty shiny.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:57 PM
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Many race boats have a lightly sanded area from the transom up a few feet (depending on length) in a triangular pattern. It's for that last tiny bit of speed. .....Not needed in a recreational boat at all. Keep it polished and waxed, and puurdyy. Better for the gel coat in the long run.



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