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Old 06-05-2004, 11:17 PM
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Default Wax, Scuff, of leave be

I have heard all different opinions on what to do to your hull to get the best performance out of your boat.

wax the hull

use some sort of super lube

scuff the hull with 800 grit

Leave it be.

Do any of them work????????
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Old 06-05-2004, 11:21 PM
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I heard form a semi-professional racer that wax products increase friction and add suction. I am interested to see what others say. Was he in the know or not? I would bet it helps and not hinders if you have a clean waxed bottom.
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Old 06-06-2004, 02:36 AM
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How about sanded with 800 and then waxed.... hoooooweeeee!.......
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Leave it alone, wax never lasts, anything else may yellow or be hard to get off, scuffing or scratching the bottom could never be good, just keep it clean and off the bottom of the lake or river. There, just saved you hours for nothing.
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Wet sanding the bottom will enhance speed. Most race boats do this. I had done it to the Skater prior the increased drag co-efficient experienced on Lake Champlain. Once that was fixed and painted I have waxed it to keep it shiny.

By wet sanding the bottom with high grit paper, you are reducing drag considerably. Wax creates a suction effect. Take a piece of paper, wet a waxed surface like a table and lay the paper on it and watch what happens. That is essentially what happens on the bottom of your boat. After waxing the bottom of the skater I noticed a significant "sticking" sensation. Again, keep in mind it had just been painted and wanted to protect it. The few miles per hour lost is not worth the other issues like crud sticking to the bottom etc.
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I use Astroglide !

"Astroglide is a super-slick formula"

"Add a small amount of Astroglide to the inner and outer surfaces"

"Caution :Astroglide is extremely slippery - Clean spills immediately.
Should irritation occur discontinue use immediately."

Have a smooooth ride !

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Dang.... all these years of waxing my skis has been slowing me down?... hrmmmm.....
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No, waxed skis are definitely faster but the wax wears off in a few runs so it is only fun for a short time. It is still worth it for that short time though.
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Wasn't there a product called "Speed Kote" or "Speed Coat" or something like that a while back that was supposed to enhance top end? Was just wondering if anyone ever tried it and what the results were.
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