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Old 07-14-2007, 12:16 PM
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I tried to search for this old post where there were many recommendations on which ones worked wellaand couldn't find the old spost.

Can anyone remember the name of these things or direct me where to get information. These are devices you add to the bunk and allows the boat to slide easier.

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Old 07-14-2007, 03:15 PM
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The best and low cost way to go is vinyl lattice sheets purchased at “Lowes”, they cost about $25.00 for a 4 foot by 8 foot sheet which you cut into 8 foot long strips four or five inches wide, incidentally, the cross pieces are lower than the long surfaces, so hold down screws will not scratch boat hull.

They are slippery as snot, launching is quick as a wink, so launch very slowly.

I was gonna cover all the bunks but found it was not necessary, would have just been way too slippery.

I glued them and screwed them to the 2x4 bunks. You can install em, with screws, on top of the carpeting on the punks.











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Old 07-14-2007, 08:36 PM
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Thanks Ray

I am wondering what they may do to the hull on a 5,000 boat.

In the meantime I found these slick sticks from Surfix in ebay. The last post on this had lots of personal testimonials - in fact some are on the ebay site - I wonder if they got Wiley's permission to use them??...


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/REPLA...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:42 PM
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Ok I found one old post with the search term slick strips - not the one I was looking for but this helps...

http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...ighlightmode=1
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:45 PM
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Hey Ray,

That's some cool DIY work! But what exactly am I looking at in photo #3? Do you have any photos with the boat on there? I guess I am just confused

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Old 07-15-2007, 12:28 PM
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I use the bunk glides from surfixinc.com - bought four - (their) standard size - less than $100, shipping included; come predrilled and countersunk w/stainless steel screws - 20 minutes to install with a protable drill at the ramp. I installed directly over the carpet.

That lattice will work, but I would question if sand. silt or gravel could buildup or get caught in the holes and scuff the gel coat?
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:19 PM
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Stinger II, . . . . .Maybe these photos will help.







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Old 07-15-2007, 02:21 PM
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You want Polymer. We use it on the undersides of our airboat hulls. It is so slick that we can run on dry land. It can be cut in strips, and fastened with countersunk hardware. Once while my buddy was having polymer fastened to his hull, which was on supports upside down, and mostly level to the ground, I set a beer can on it. From the moisture on the can alone, the can slowly slid completely off the side. Good stuff.
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:13 PM
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Grunt, I have 12, "slicks" that measure 1/2" thickness, 1.5" wide and 24" long that you can have for shipping..... Each one has provisions for 4 countersunk, pan head screws which disappeared somehow. I had them on The Little Boat and then replaced the bunks with Trex which does the same thing as the slicks..... Do you any good??????
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:39 AM
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Bailey Boat - 7/15/2007 4:13 PM

Grunt, I have 12, "slicks" that measure 1/2" thickness, 1.5" wide and 24" long that you can have for shipping..... Each one has provisions for 4 countersunk, pan head screws which disappeared somehow. I had them on The Little Boat and then replaced the bunks with Trex which does the same thing as the slicks..... Do you any good??????
Thanks Bill

Got them!!! Very generous of you!!!

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Glad they arrived safe and sound.......
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