Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > General Discussion > General Boating Discussion
Shrink Wrapping for Shipping >

Shrink Wrapping for Shipping

Like Tree0Likes

Shrink Wrapping for Shipping

Reply

Old 03-16-2007, 03:29 PM
  #21
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Manhasset, NY
My Boat: Sonic 358 Diablo
Posts: 1,943
Default

how does everyone feel about traveling about 800 miles wih nothing......no cockpit cover, or shirinkwrap..... I was told this is the best way to move them.......
Here's Johnny is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 03:40 PM
  #22
Registered
 
TSPM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: ~ Long Island ~ NY
My Boat: PREMIER PERFORMANCE BOAT DEALERSHIP
Posts: 3,374
Default

If you hit bad weather your inside is trashed from all the road junk sprayed up inside...BAD IDEA
TSPM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 03:54 PM
  #23
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boat: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 22,564
Default

I almost always tow with the cockpit cover on.
AZ to VA.
VA to Chicago and back.
And I towed from VA to FL in January in rain, sleet, and snow. With no issues.

Snap all snaps.
Run several widths of 4" wide shrink wrap tape shingled UP the cover, starting on the boat first. This will deflect the wind/rain up over the cover, and not allow it to get under the tape and decrease the adhesion. Then I run down the forward third of the cover on the sides with shrink wrap tape.

I've had a couple snaps come loose, but never any damage because of it.

Most important thing I do is I have some foam pipe insulation (Hope Depot) that I tape in place over the windscreen on my boat, to prevent the cover from stressing/scratching the windscreen.
Attached Thumbnails Shrink Wrapping for Shipping-picture-014.jpg  

Last edited by Sydwayz; 03-16-2007 at 06:25 PM.
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 06:07 PM
  #24
Registered
 
99fever27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington
My Boat: TBD
Posts: 1,537
Default

[QUOTE=Sydwayz;

Most important thing I do is I have some of foam pipe insulation (Hope Depot) that I tape in place over the windscreen on my boat, to prevent the cover from stressing/scratching the windscreen.[/QUOTE]



Thats a good idea!
99fever27 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 12:50 AM
  #25
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Newbury Park, CA
Posts: 1,430
Default

Does the anti-chaffing film has any particular name?

Michael
Michael1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 10:08 AM
  #26
Registered
 
TSPM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: ~ Long Island ~ NY
My Boat: PREMIER PERFORMANCE BOAT DEALERSHIP
Posts: 3,374
Default

Originally Posted by Michael1 View Post
Does the anti-chaffing film has any particular name?

Michael
Well its called just that but different distributors call it different names like Protective Film or Tape. Scratch Guard or Hull Preservation Plus film are a few others. Whoever wraps your boat can easily get the material from the shrink wrap distributor. The stuff is expensive and tricky to work with but it is well worth the effort and extra money.

Last edited by TSPM; 03-17-2007 at 10:10 AM.
TSPM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 01:19 PM
  #27
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Newbury Park, CA
Posts: 1,430
Default

Originally Posted by TSPM View Post
Well its called just that but different distributors call it different names like Protective Film or Tape. Scratch Guard or Hull Preservation Plus film are a few others. Whoever wraps your boat can easily get the material from the shrink wrap distributor. The stuff is expensive and tricky to work with but it is well worth the effort and extra money.
I did find "preservation tape" on the web. Is this what you are talking about?

http://www.shrinkit-inc.com/Shrink-wrap-heat-tape.htm

http://mrshrinkwrap.com/preservation-tape/index.html

These tapes are only a few inches wide. Do you just do the corners and edges with this, or is there another wider material that covers the entire hull before putting the outer layer on?

Thanks,

Michael
Michael1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 03:12 PM
  #28
Registered
 
TSPM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: ~ Long Island ~ NY
My Boat: PREMIER PERFORMANCE BOAT DEALERSHIP
Posts: 3,374
Default

Originally Posted by Michael1 View Post
I did find "preservation tape" on the web. Is this what you are talking about?

http://www.shrinkit-inc.com/Shrink-wrap-heat-tape.htm

http://mrshrinkwrap.com/preservation-tape/index.html

These tapes are only a few inches wide. Do you just do the corners and edges with this, or is there another wider material that covers the entire hull before putting the outer layer on?

Thanks,

Michael
No those are hull side tapes. There is regular shrink wrap tape to patch or repair a hole or to tape in a door or vent. Hull preservation tape has a different glue compound that does not interact with paint, clear coat or gelcoat and leaves no glue residue when removed. That is not the material.

Last edited by TSPM; 03-17-2007 at 03:38 PM.
TSPM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 03:18 PM
  #29
Registered
 
TSPM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: ~ Long Island ~ NY
My Boat: PREMIER PERFORMANCE BOAT DEALERSHIP
Posts: 3,374
Default

Here more like this ............ http://surfacearmor.us/Application-Automotive.asp

or this http://www.maintape.com/automotive.php

Last edited by TSPM; 03-17-2007 at 03:37 PM.
TSPM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 09:58 PM
  #30
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Newbury Park, CA
Posts: 1,430
Default

Originally Posted by TSPM View Post
OK, I see now! Thank you!

Say, why not just use this protective adhesive film, and forget the shrink wrap altogether, similar to what the car manufacturers do?

Michael
Michael1 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Quick Reply: Shrink Wrapping for Shipping


OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser