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Old 04-30-2008, 08:34 PM
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I was over at the harbor the other day, and saw a blow boat with more than a sanded bottom. It looked like non-skid texture below the waterline, and perfectly smooth gel coat above.

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Old 04-30-2008, 08:43 PM
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I just looked at a 41 Apache for sale that had a rough sandpaper-like bottom. I was told it is used to make the hull faster. I could be wrong, but it seems to me like that as rough as it was it would scrub speed off. Anyone have any input on this?
I guess this may be one of those few time that I have to admit in public "i was wrong" Actually this make sence, and I can see how it would work. I don't think I'm gunn run out and do my boat. Call me crazy, but i like mine to shine and be clean. The stuff really is ugly.
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Here is a rather in depth article written by a Lockheed Martin engineer on whether to have a smooth or rough hull surface. The results may surprise you. To Wax or Not to Wax

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Here is a rather in depth article written by a Lockheed Martin engineer on whether to have a smooth or rough hull surface. The results may surprise you. To Wax or Not to Wax

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