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Post by Bugpac » 16 Jul 2009, 15:48

New guy From GA, Bought this boat a week or so ago, doing a overhaul and few mods to suit my liking, Plan was to Bedliner the exterior, Been getting some flack about that, anyone done this? give me any yas or neys, id like to hear them... Some say it adds drag, Technicaly can not be proven IMO, They have begun texturing surfboards, and top fuel boats as they claim it add less drag, Anyhow, I like the durability qualitys of the bedliner, as well as its thickness and epoxy based sytem, It is UV stable and Waterprrof... So here is the project, Let me hear it :)
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Post by 2007NNBS » 16 Jul 2009, 15:53

awsome looking boat that will be a great rig...those on here use a product called steelflex and it is better than bedliner...where in georgia are you

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Post by fishinchef » 16 Jul 2009, 15:54

I agree I would use steelflex or another paint and not the bed liner. I like the boat looks very similar to the one i just picked up. Good Luck

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Post by Bugpac » 16 Jul 2009, 16:06

Winder Ga, I was reading up on Glove-it, and it is almost identical from what i see to the bedliner, except it doesnt have the rubber for texture. I have to mix in the rubber for texture, I may leave it out, Thought was the texture will look much better...

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Post by cyberflexx » 16 Jul 2009, 16:08

nice project.. make her pretty, use it till she's dirty :)
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Post by russ010 » 16 Jul 2009, 16:35

Hey man - Welcome Aboard!

I wouldn't use the bedliner... it will still chip and rub off when you drag it over rocks - just look at the bed in my truck if you want proof... and it's LineX.

Another guy on here - and from Bassresource.com, LBH (Low Budget Hookerz), painted the bottom of his boat with it and he said it caused drag and the bottom all scratched off after not that much use.

I would use the SteelFlex if you really need it... that stuff is slick as glass

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Post by bassboy1 » 16 Jul 2009, 17:44

Welcome to the board. You saw my reply over on GON, so I need not retype it here.

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Post by Waterwings » 16 Jul 2009, 18:06

Welcome Aboard, and nice rig! 8)
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Post by Zum » 16 Jul 2009, 18:23

Nice boat,great job sanding her down.
Why the need for bedliner or even steelflex,,,afraid it might leak?
Is it a 16'?
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Post by Bugpac » 16 Jul 2009, 21:02

Zum wrote:Nice boat,great job sanding her down.
Why the need for bedliner or even steelflex,,,afraid it might leak?
Is it a 16'?
I am certain i will leak, its a 89, had a broken rib in the center someone repaired, The bottom has been welded in that area as well, didnt really see it till i got the floor out and paint stripped..... 16' Polar craft modified v..

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Post by Bugpac » 17 Jul 2009, 10:55

The center of my transom is 21" what should i be looking for length wise in a outboard, and in a trolling motor?

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Post by Zum » 17 Jul 2009, 13:56

Bugpac wrote:The center of my transom is 21" what should i be looking for length wise in a outboard, and in a trolling motor?
You will need a long shaft outboard.
Putting the TM in the stern or bow?
I have around the same size boat,with a bow mount powerdrive TM.The shaft is around 46 inches(total length approx.59"s).I would like to have a foot cut off it easily(probably more),it gets in the way at times.
I hear that steelflex is good stuff,little tricky to work with but does a good job.
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Post by Waterwings » 17 Jul 2009, 14:00

Bugpac wrote:
Zum wrote:Nice boat,great job sanding her down.
Why the need for bedliner or even steelflex,,,afraid it might leak?
Is it a 16'?
I am certain i will leak, its a 89, had a broken rib in the center someone repaired, The bottom has been welded in that area as well, didnt really see it till i got the floor out and paint stripped..... 16' Polar craft modified v..
Have you set the boat on the trailer and put some water in the boat to see if it leaks anywhere? Just a thought. :)
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Post by Bugpac » 17 Jul 2009, 14:38

Waterwings wrote:
Bugpac wrote:
Zum wrote:Nice boat,great job sanding her down.
Why the need for bedliner or even steelflex,,,afraid it might leak?
Is it a 16'?
I am certain i will leak, its a 89, had a broken rib in the center someone repaired, The bottom has been welded in that area as well, didnt really see it till i got the floor out and paint stripped..... 16' Polar craft modified v..
Have you set the boat on the trailer and put some water in the boat to see if it leaks anywhere? Just a thought. :)
Yes 1 rivet was leaking. Had some goober patch on the bottom were it was fixed up, probbaly 8 - 12 oz of crud to patch a little crack, and 2 rivets, Have not checked since i removed the crud... No so much now as later, sealing now should prevent later rivets leaking, Correct?

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