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Old 07-23-2006, 02:45 PM
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What is the best for speed, I have heard to da swirls in the lowers, but see alot of high shinned as well. what is best and best way to accomplish-also it it better to use the frenzy wax on a boats bottom, heard nascar uses for efficiency, but have read posts that say it slows the boat down, thanks for your answers.

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What is the best for speed, I have heard to da swirls in the lowers, but see alot of high shinned as well. what is best and best way to accomplish-also it it better to use the frenzy wax on a boats bottom, heard nascar uses for efficiency, but have read posts that say it slows the boat down, thanks for your answers.
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what I thought, thanks JC,
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Basically, if you are racing the boat, where seconds count, you probably do not want to wax the bottom. If you are using the boat for pleasure, waxing the bottom will make it easier to clean and keep the scum off of it. You will not notice much difference in the speed and it far outweighs the task of cleaning the bottom.
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fine sandblast em .. breaks surface tension.. youll gain .000001 MPH
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I put Kiss-Cote on my Apache bottom and got 2 mph.

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I used some of Ratmans new speed coating stuff,it stunk real bad and I cant get the smell off my hands If anybody wants the rest of it Ill give it to ya...

Oyea it didnt help in speed
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