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Old 05-02-2005, 10:24 PM
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Question Sanded Vs Polished Bottom?

Im Sure This Has Been Discussed Before But Which Makes For A Faster Bottom- A Sanded Surface Or Polished. If You Think Sanded Is Faster What Grit Of Paper Would You Finish With? Anyone Have Any Facts To Back Up Their Choice?
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Old 05-03-2005, 04:05 PM
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when we blue printed the bottom of all the batboats last year we just left them sanded top 220. i have no real proof but in my mind they were faster
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:30 PM
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When I pit crewed on a Wester Fomula Light Team(little 14ft tunnels that do about 80 with a 45HP outboard) we Painted are bottoms with speed coat(I know that line is just asking for it ) I don't have any proof either but we THINK it was faster. It's so hard to tell with those light little tunnels cuase the slightest diffrence in water conditions make a big difffence in a boat that weight 750Lbs with the dirver. the speed coat we used was called dry set graphite lube and had a metalic flat gre color when dry, it comes in a quart can or a rattle can. The quart only covers about 20 SQFT so buy plenty and 3 cans covers about the same as a quart. Also make sure you mix the stuff well and I mean real well before you srpay it.
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Old 05-04-2005, 07:03 AM
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sanded... check out the pics of reggies boat that did the 170 kilo run...
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Thats right...Give away all the Fountain speed secrets.
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Originally Posted by Back4More
Thats right...Give away all the Fountain speed secrets.
a little 320 sandpaper and any boat with 3000HP can go 170...
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Thanks Everyone For Your Comments, Sanded Is The Word I Got Also.
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:36 AM
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This stuff is expensive but I picked up 3 mph on a 41 Apache with it

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