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Old 08-22-2016, 01:09 PM
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Noticed on the line x site that there is a keel gaurd, wondering if that keel guard application slows the boat any due to drag or the texture?

Boat is a 2015 seahunt bay model down here in texas, moved from florida and it gets real sketchy with this dirty water.

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Old 08-23-2016, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by txs_mde_87 View Post
Noticed on the line x site that there is a keel gaurd, wondering if that keel guard application slows the boat any due to drag or the texture?

Boat is a 2015 seahunt bay model down here in texas, moved from florida and it gets real sketchy with this dirty water.

Thanks
With the front mostly riding out of the water I doubt a little texture would be noticed at all. That being said we spray them smooth.
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Holy crap that white one is thick!.

Could you PM what something like that would run in Carolina blue? Also would you not suggest going a little wider or is there a general width you guys stick to?

Thanks, love your work.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:30 AM
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I had Sarasota Line-X spray mine, it still looks new almost 4 years later. One of the best decisions I made when building this boat.

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Old 08-23-2016, 01:50 PM
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Very nice, care to share the cost?
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:42 PM
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This is good for my boat since I beach it all the time in the islands. Yes, the cost please...


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Old 08-24-2016, 07:05 AM
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If it doesn't slow the boat down any I wouldn't mind it stretching a little more to the sides. Ive got some scuffs under the boat where I came in a little crooked on the trailer and it rubbed the bunk wrong, even though they are carpeted.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:08 AM
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How does the Line-X guard stand up to abrasions? Like the occasional ding from the end of a trailer when launching. I've got a couple of small fingernail-size chips from catching the x-member on a steep ramp that I touch up periodically. What, if anything, would this do to the keel coating?
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Cobia 217 View Post
How does the Line-X guard stand up to abrasions? Like the occasional ding from the end of a trailer when launching. I've got a couple of small fingernail-size chips from catching the x-member on a steep ramp that I touch up periodically. What, if anything, would this do to the keel coating?
X2. Also what would an estimate for a cobia 256 in white be and how long of a process is it. Thank you.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:19 PM
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I beach mine all the time at the sandbar and island hopping. After almost 4 years of 2-3 times per week fishing/boating it still looks new....no chips...no dings... etc.....this shit is tough.
I have no stake in this game, I'm a very satisfied customer, every boat of mine from here on after will have a Sarasota-Line-X keel guard, and no it does not affect performance in any way that I could determine. I tested 2- Gulfshore 20's without a keelguard then had mine built and added the LINE-X keelguard, handling and top end speeds remained the same.

I opted for the Sarasota-Line-X keel guard because my previous boat had one of the "stick on" keel guards (put on by previous owner) that started peeling off. I had to remove that keel guard and decided there must be a better option..... There was... Sarasota Line-X...and they did my keel guard the day i picked up my new Young Gulfshore 20.
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Sorry guys I have been buried at the shop. We are gearing up to be able to apply these more easily. Right now they are very labor intensive with needing to raise brand new boats in the air. I have a new shop in planning at the county. If I could ever get through the red tape I will be very happy. Price is around $650-$750 for a XS-650 keel guard. You can size it how you want really.
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:29 PM
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It'd be great if I could find someone closer to home in Louisiana to do this. Awesome job Sarasota LineX !!!
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Or Virginia Beach....
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Originally Posted by 97dauntless17 View Post
It'd be great if I could find someone closer to home in Louisiana to do this. Awesome job Sarasota LineX !!!
x2 really would like the keel gaurd, I like the line-x on the pipework as well.
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Or Virginia Beach....
Did you find any linex keel guard installers in Vb?
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I have VB Line X coming out next week to do the job. They don't use the 650 but say the 350 for keel will do the trick. They are interested in more marine work.
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Originally Posted by vyper340 View Post
I have VB Line X coming out next week to do the job. They don't use the 650 but say the 350 for keel will do the trick. They are interested in more marine work.
350 is our strongest material just not UV rated. I would stick to black with it.
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Thanks. Is UV an issue on the keel? Boat is lift stored but does not see sun. Want white to match hull
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:10 AM
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What is the cure time before it can go in the water?
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Job complete - I'm very happy and know that the beach can do no more harm to the gel coat
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