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Old 06-15-2002, 10:38 PM
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Question wax or no wax?

I'm sure this has been covered before but I need to ask. There has been some debate on roughing up the bottom of the boat. How about waxing? Should the bottom of the hull be waxed or left unwaxed for more speed?
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Old 06-15-2002, 10:53 PM
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You would not find me takeing sand paper to my face because I thought I might go faster on the motorcycle!If I had a good looking gelcoat on my boat I would keep it clean and sealed with some sort of sealer-wax! just my .02
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Old 06-15-2002, 11:00 PM
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Clean bottom no wax.

A lot of snailbotes wet sand for the best results
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Old 06-16-2002, 01:31 AM
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I know I am the odd one out on this one but I wax the hull once a season, keeps it bright and white and the scum washes right off.
IF I loose 1 MPH, big deal...
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Old 06-16-2002, 09:39 AM
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Bryan no I agree .If you are all out racing do anything to give yourself the edge!If you are a weekend warrior and you are looking for more speed then open your engine box get out your checkbook! I much rather hit it with the pressure washer and all the scum comes off and be done with it and it will resist stains better.If I ever sell mine and buy another when I walk up to to the hull I want to see all of it looking like new not like crap because someone thought and because someone said it would go .01 on GPS faster! Hell just get a grinding stone on a drill and dimple the heck out of your hull I bet it would go faster and look like a golf ball and you heard it here on OSO James

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Old 06-16-2002, 10:04 AM
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I hear ya, it is one of those tasks I do laying on my back in the driveway when it rains for something to do.
On the last boat I always used checicals (on & off), the new boat was waxed all over before I put her in for the first time. No need for harsh stuff now.

As far as protection goes we use the McQuiers.

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Old 06-16-2002, 10:19 PM
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Really? No wax?

I think that might be true in the higher speeds, but the little Stingray that pulls my kids on the tube is 2 MPH faster after being waxed.

Could it be that if you are not doing 100, it is different?
 
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No No No WAX

It slow you down.

Put dish detergent on the hull only it will dewax the hull.

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I would use a paint sealant. Google Detailers Mist. Their sealant is amazing! I couldn't believe the gloss on my fountain! It made the finish look like glass!
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