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    Sanding the hull?

    I keep reading that I should sand the hull with 400 or 600 grit paper. It just defies logic IMHO. Why would I benefit from this? It just seems to me the the slicker the better. If this really is something I should do it will be done tonight.


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    do a search on trueing the hull there is tons of reasons why it helps and how it can be done

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    Ok using that term has yielded plenty of results. I'll chew on that for a while. Thanks

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    I definately understand how trueing the hull is beneficial but I see some conflicting responses why a sanded finish is a good thing.

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    As long as you don't go to far on sanding. This guy most of taken it to the extreme.

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    For sure!!!

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    Water on water is better than hull on water for less friction. A sanded surface creates this water on water contact.

    Only thing better would be to inject AIR in a manner that would place the hull riding on little beads of air bubbles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPryan View Post
    Water on water is better than hull on water for less friction. A sanded surface creates this water on water contact.

    Only thing better would be to inject water in a manner that would place the hull riding on little beads of air bubbles.
    So the matte finish of the sanded hull "holds" the water creating a "water on water" effect?

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    That's the theory.

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    Sanding the hull breaks surface tension....

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