polymer

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Steven Armstrong, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Steven Armstrong

    Steven Armstrong New Member

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    i hear something about bow fishermen having polymer applied to the bottoms of their flat bottoms, anyone heard any thing about this? what advantageand would it help us?
     
  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Less friction.
    It's being used on the bottoms of some airboats too.

    It acts like the polymer strips on the bunks of a boat trailer.
    Make sure you keep the winch hooked up until you want the boat to come off the trailer:smile2:
     

  3. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    You beat me to it Mark, that is what we apply to the bottom of our airboats. It Really helps when you happen to hit "dry" patches
     
  4. roadkill636

    roadkill636 New Member

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    Armstrong,,,, are ya thinking about having it instaled at the factory on yer Big Daddy?
     
  5. Steven Armstrong

    Steven Armstrong New Member

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    well i`m just checking things out, i`m not quite sure it will work on a regular boat, it may not turn where on a air boat the turning is differnt. what do you think?
     
  6. gdlocal10

    gdlocal10 New Member

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    Im glad you posted this thread, heyop and I were just discussing using that polymere plasic on the bottom of our boat.
     
  7. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    wouldnt it be hard to keep inline espeacially in high wind and turns
     
  8. RivrLivn

    RivrLivn Member

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    It's used on a lot of jet boats in the NW and Alaska. I assume you're going with a jet.

    Thw UHMW is usually applied by bolting, plug welding or the latest is adhesive.

    I think the Sport Jon was one of the first to use it on Jon boats.

    http://www.phantomjetboat.com
     
  9. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Less friction sounds like more speed and less gas used.:wink:
     
  10. Steven Armstrong

    Steven Armstrong New Member

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    no i`m not sold on jet boats, the lake i mostly fish, we fish stumps and a lot of shallows,lots of trash in the water, we fish the nav. system you see no jet skies or speed boats , i`ll stick with a prop