View Poll Results: WHAT ARE YOUR RESULTS ON HULL SANDING??

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  • SAW NOTHING BY SANDING SMOOTH (NO CHANGE)

    1 3.03%
  • LOST SPEED BY SANDING SMOOTH

    0 0%
  • SAW A GAIN BY ROUGHING THE SURFACE UP

    3 9.09%
  • SAW A LOSS BY ROUGHING THE SURFACE

    1 3.03%
  • SAW NOTHING BY ROUGHING THE SURFACE

    0 0%
  • NEVER TRIED EITHER ONE (BASICALLY STILL STOCK)

    22 66.67%
  • SAW GAINS BY SANDING 600 GRIT AND UP

    6 18.18%
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    SMOOTH (600+GRIT) OR ROUGH IT UP?? WHAT ARE YOUR RESULTS?

    Seems that this keeps coming up and i get a 50/50 response most of the time on the results of speed gains on sanding smooth or roughing it up. What are your thoughts on this?

    This is for the hull only, no other parts.


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    poll is fixed---i had it screwed up there for a minute, sorry

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    I sanded mine with 400 and saw no speed gains but it help with the handling. The ski was sucked down in the water too much and the sanding helped lift it out of the water. (05 1300r)
    Mike

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    I just beach mine on the rocks, it works pretty good. No noticable speed gain though. I wouldnt advise this trick.

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    anybody out there or is this one of those - not talked about things? Come on!!

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    Abbot wrote: poll is fixed---i had it screwed up there for a minute, sorry

    At least you admitted it.
    Florida and Jeb Bush blamed it on some guy named Chad!

    ... wait a 2nd. I'm Republican....Nevermind.

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    im tryin to talk myself into truin my hull while the motors out as we speak- i know this topic has been the center of attention many times in the past but id also like to hear what everyone has to say yes or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonG
    Abbot wrote: poll is fixed---i had it screwed up there for a minute, sorry

    At least you admitted it.
    Florida and Jeb Bush blamed it on some guy named Chad!

    ... wait a 2nd. I'm Republican....Nevermind.
    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyzyx00
    im tryin to talk myself into truin my hull while the motors out as we speak- i know this topic has been the center of attention many times in the past but id also like to hear what everyone has to say yes or no?

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    Not many responses on this. Kind of like who shot Kennedy - does anyone really know??

    I am guessing that one problem is that most people who have done anything to their hulls have sanded as well as other "things" all at the same time - then went out riding some more. In that case you never really can attribute what mod or "thing" gave you what % of the gain or the loss. That is what happened to me and i will never know now.

    So if you angled the plate, and sanded the hull, along with maybe hole filling - then gained 3mph, well how much of the 3 went to the hull sanding or did the plate give you 4mph and the hull take away 1 to = 3???

    I guess this was a bad poll---sorry, i will go eat a crayon now

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    i like crayons too

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