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Old 10-08-2002, 12:42 AM
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Hey ViciousOne, you don't have to miss out, i need a boat shrinked, but I am down on Grosse Ile, just south of Detroit. Do you travel that far? It is about 50 min. from metro beach. I have a 33 ft. Powerplay so I am figuring it will be around $200, is that close at .78 a sq. ft. let me know, Thanks Darren
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Old 10-08-2002, 05:52 AM
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We thought about buying the materials and doing it ourselves. The gun is near $600.00 on Boatfix.com
 
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Old 10-08-2002, 08:11 AM
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$500 bucks for shrink wraping??? I had no idea it was that expensive. Fountain did it for me free a couple times. Hell a full wrap around custom sunbrella cover is only $1600.
I think I would buy the heat gun and do it myself, maybe a few other boats to recover overhead.

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Old 10-08-2002, 10:55 AM
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Let me know what KCHOTBOAT finds out, if there is enough in one kit to do a couple boats, I may be interested in covering ours also! And may know of another that may want to split the costs..

Do you know can you shrink wrap over a full mooring cover??

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Old 10-22-2002, 10:10 AM
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Here is what I found from Boater's world they seem to be cheaper than West Marine!! I tried to go to Dr. Shrink directly but they never got back with me!! I would be willing to buy the Hardware Kit and Installation kit myself and would do other people's boat's for the cost of the material. What do you guy's think?? I dought I'll buy it if I'm the only one to use it!



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Old 10-22-2002, 10:28 AM
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Hey all you KC OSO'ers. Forget about shrink wrapping... store it in the caves. I've stored mine to the caves for three years now. $50 per month for six or seven months is cheaper than shrink wrapping from Supreme and your boat stays a cozy 60 degrees all winter. The caves are suprisingly clean. Just a little dust on your cover when you pull it out in the spring, cleans right off. No wind to pull at your cover, your trailer tires aren't exposed to the elements and no light means no fading.
Man I sound like a salesman! No, I'm not affiliated, just passing along a good idea.
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Old 10-22-2002, 11:08 AM
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Just don't try to do it with a torch. Seriously a guy just did that last weekend at a marina in Hastings, MN. Started his boat on fire and burned up a total of 20 boats.
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Old 10-22-2002, 01:57 PM
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Had a cover made for mine runs 2 inches under the chine and over the swim platform. Looks like its shrink wrapped in purple. 15 year warrinty on the material could even tow with it on. When removed it looked just like whin it was put away.
 
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Old 10-22-2002, 02:07 PM
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Turbo, How much$$$$
and how do you fasten it to the trailer or boat??

I saw a cover linka like that on a race boat at Last years Sarasota Race. I think it was Short circut, or Vixen or ????
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Old 10-22-2002, 03:06 PM
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Funhome,
Cost was about $700 for 25 foot LOA with a 7' beam. An 8' beam would have jumped the price quite a bit if it was still to reach under the chine. This is because of the width the material comes in. But the cover looks as good as the boat and fits like a glove. It ties to the frame of the trailer the tighter you get it the better. If indeed it lasts 15 yeas it is worth it squared.
 
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