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Thread: Hull Prep

  1. #1
    Gold Member Gold Member
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    Jul 2007

    Hull Prep

    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.

  2. #2
    My Boats:
    Advantage 28ft Sport Cat w/ pair of 8's
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    Jul 2007
    San Diego
    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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