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Old 01-19-2005, 10:15 PM
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i am still waxing,
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beats scrubbing the water line off and it looks good on the lift that way......
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:30 PM
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Yall got a lot to learn!! . Listen to the ones that say Don't wax the bottom.


Now it will help one keeping the bottom clean..And on the sides.When I wax the side I notice that when you run the boat that the wax wears off as water runs across it.



One example is look at the bottom of a American Offshore boat.

or look at the bottom of Reggie's 42 he set the record with


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I heard that it makes the bottom so smooth that it creates suction between the boat and the water......which slows it down. Take 2 pieces of glass and put some water on the bottom one, lay the other peice of glass on top and see if you can lift off the top peice with out lifting the bottom peice.

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Wax does slow down the boat, but the difference would be measured in 10ths of a mph. I wax the bottom but first......Use Starbright ON/OFF to clean the bottom. Do not get this stuff on your skin. I usually mix it with water 50/50 and use a brush to wipe down the bottom of the boat. Wipe it down twice in 2 minutes then rinse very well. This stuff will clean out the pores in the gelcoat and get rid of any brown "river" stains you might have. The problem is that those pores are now open, the staining will come back much quicker. But those open pores trap little air pockets which "help" the boat go faster. Waxing after this cleaning fills all those pores with wax and keeps the bottom clean until the wax eventually comes off. ( until then a simple wash will get anything off the bottom).
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I wax the bottom of my boat twice a season and will continue to do so. I'm not really concerned about losing a little bit of speed for the ease of keeping it clean!!

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Wax does slow down the boat, but the difference would be measured in 10ths of a mph. I wax the bottom but first......Use Starbright ON/OFF to clean the bottom. Do not get this stuff on your skin. I usually mix it with water 50/50 and use a brush to wipe down the bottom of the boat. Wipe it down twice in 2 minutes then rinse very well. This stuff will clean out the pores in the gelcoat and get rid of any brown "river" stains you might have. The problem is that those pores are now open, the staining will come back much quicker. But those open pores trap little air pockets which "help" the boat go faster. Waxing after this cleaning fills all those pores with wax and keeps the bottom clean until the wax eventually comes off. ( until then a simple wash will get anything off the bottom).
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Pores ???? I think we should consult with LPA on this matter
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Pores ???? I think we should consult with LPA on this matter
This is the info i got from a friend that raced allison outboard boats. (sorta like bass boats) I have been testing the theory on a 21 runabout i have and am a believer. One good cleaning it would look good, but leave it in the Chickahominy river for 6 hours and it was brown again. After waxing, I could leave it in all weekend for 8 weekends straight before it started to turn brown. (Just my $.02)
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i am just going to line-x the bottom.....
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