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who is using steelflex on the bottom of there boat? i have a 1870weldbilt ribbed bottom fan boat thinking about taking ever thing apart flipping over and put it on the bottom. is it worth all the trouble it going to be. will it help protect the bottom from denting and scratching and will help it slide better. the ? i have is it going to be worth my time to take my boat apart to put this stuff on. thanks
 
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In my honest opinion, NO.

1, it will not help protect from dents at all. Matter of fact, if your hull dents easy, it will make the epoxy peel off pretty quick.

2, there is alot of prep time, and you will have to put several coats of the stuff on there in order to make it last.

3, the epoxy can and will scratch, and once it does, its a matter of time before it starts to peel off.

4, yes it will help you slide some, it can and will cause your boat to slide right off the trailer and onto the boat ramp if you dont keep it hooked up all the way to the water.

In my opinion, it would be worth it if you put it on a slick bottom boat with no ribs, and it was a boat with a thicker bottom that was pretty dent resistant. It would cost alot of money, but it would work... Then again, If I had a slick bottom john boat, it would have a sheet of polymer on the bottom of it just like my airboat...

with you having ribs, the very slight benefit you may gain will not be worth the TIME AND MONEY it will take to get the stuff on there... JMHO....
 

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yea he does he told me it scratches on rocks easy and is alot of prep time and coats i optied not to use it
 

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In my honest opinion, NO.

1, it will not help protect from dents at all. Matter of fact, if your hull dents easy, it will make the epoxy peel off pretty quick.

2, there is alot of prep time, and you will have to put several coats of the stuff on there in order to make it last.

3, the epoxy can and will scratch, and once it does, its a matter of time before it starts to peel off.

4, yes it will help you slide some, it can and will cause your boat to slide right off the trailer and onto the boat ramp if you dont keep it hooked up all the way to the water.

In my opinion, it would be worth it if you put it on a slick bottom boat with no ribs, and it was a boat with a thicker bottom that was pretty dent resistant. It would cost alot of money, but it would work... Then again, If I had a slick bottom john boat, it would have a sheet of polymer on the bottom of it just like my airboat...

with you having ribs, the very slight benefit you may gain will not be worth the TIME AND MONEY it will take to get the stuff on there... JMHO....

I have it on my boat now and Impaled is pretty spot on. The only thing I will add is that within 6 months, it was no longer slick. I never have to strap my boat down while going on and off the trailer at the ramp any more. It just won't slide. I would never spend my money on it again.
 

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I've never liked steelflex much, its not patchable and doesn't last long. Quickslick on the other hand is awesome stuff, we run polymer on our airboats but on a small frogging boat I'm about to start building it'll have quickslick on it.
 
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I've never liked steelflex much, its not patchable and doesn't last long. Quickslick on the other hand is awesome stuff, we run polymer on our airboats but on a small frogging boat I'm about to start building it'll have quickslick on it.
is the quickslick more flexable?
 

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is the quickslick more flexable?
Its staying on glass hulls much longer than the steelflex is from what I've seen on quite a few boats we run with, and its much slicker even on the sticky green stuff in the summer.

Get in touch with Brian if your interested...

Quickslick 863-581-9710

Frog cheapers much cheaper directly from BullFrog Marine

http://www.bullfrogmarine.com/Frogspit-Slick-Bottom.html
 

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i have steelflex on mine but havent put it in the water yet.
 

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I know "Thebigshow" has it on his F&F ...
I have it on my boat. It was some work to put on. But I dont regret it at all. Yes it will chip and rocks are hard on it. But it's better than nothing at all.
It is slick as owl poop ! It will definitely help fan performance if you are not opting for polymer. :tu:
 
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