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Old 06-10-2003, 09:29 AM
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Default Hi Speed Bottom Coating- do they work?

Always looking to get free MPH's has anyone had any luck using these products such as Hyspeedcote, or Quick Craft - they claim to lower hull drag thus increasing speed & fuel efficiency. Do they work or is it a waste of money?
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I got 1mph using vertglass on my baja. The boat planed much quicker and took much longer to come off plane
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Snake Oil!!!!!!!!!!!
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it wears off quickly, pain the ass if you ask me.
 
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mine slid on and off the trailer a lot easier for about a month.
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mine only lasted a week, at least I only noticed it for a week. I could feel a difference just from rubbing the bottom after taking it out once. It was a solid week of boating, maybe 20 hrs of actually running, the rest of the time sitting.
 
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How would these products work in a racing application.
As long as they stayed on for the entire race.
We have been trying to find something for our tunnel boat.
1 mph for us could be the difference between 1st and 5th.
We had heard that 3M had made a product for NASA but it was not available to the general puplic, any suggestions on where to look at some of these products.

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waste of money.

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