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    Reasonable price for trueing hull?

    What have you guys paid and feel is reasonable to pay to true a hull?
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    Will work on YOUR ski for FREE! GeoRXT's Avatar
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    What's that by the way? I've seen it mentioned a few times...

    Hey, what's that about Marine Stadium you mentioned on the other thread? I've heard about it but dont know much about it. Can you fill me in?

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    the hull on your ski doesn't come very smooth from the factory, some are better than others and there is usually a lot to gain from trueing it which is basically sanding it to make it smooth and making certain edges and angles. Usually people may see anywhere from 1mph to 3mph difference and handles a lot better. I believe PPG charges about $800 but wanted to see what others have paid.

    Marine stadium is right behind rusty pelican in key biscayne. Its literaly an abandoned stadium which I guess was used once for shows or races there is very little chop in that area and is where a lot of people go to hang out and try out their skis.

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    Will work on YOUR ski for FREE! GeoRXT's Avatar
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    Oh I know where that is...What days do people usually go there?

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    Smoothhhhhh

    Hull trueing, although rare in these parts, will run you about 1000 can. Here is the diff as far as i can tell- The more powerfull the machine the bigger the gains although it felt like a fraction, but every little bit counts. The longer the hull the more gain up to certain point of course. On flat water a really true hull rocks back and forth a bit at low speeds. Although the gains are fractional the feel in calm water is really astounding. I would recc. it done right over the winter on a boat that does over 70mph. My 19 foot racing hull has been trued and i gained 4.5 mph with HO 351 Clevland, volvo duaprop ectt... boat now runs 76.

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    my hull is trued on my RXT... was in pretty rough shape. straight and smooth like no other now just got it back 2 weeks ago from the shop actually but the hull hasn't seen an ounce of calm water yet, just the rough stuff, boat traffic, and chop also need to change my prop to fix the RPMs and see what my speed gains are... but it is looking VERY promising right now

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    straight as an arrow actually, this is one thing a picture cannot express it's true beauty at all. you needed to have seen it in person before to appreciate how it currently looks. at first i thought i suffered downtime and wasted money unnecessarily, but i could not be happier and damn do i protect the bottom of my hull like it's a child. no more beaching, no more riding up the trailer. i make sure that sucker is fully submerged so i can float the ski right on.

    pic of Vman and I hard at work ... pic taken by Dr Len who was workin even harder
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