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Old 05-10-2018, 12:35 AM
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waxing bottom of boat

Hey all,
What the easiest way to wax the bottom of the boat. I'm currently laying on a creeper and moving up and down under the boat.

Where are the best points on the bottom to lift the hull off the bunks??? pictures would be great.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:16 AM
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Only one way easier IMO and that's to pay someone else to do it. The bunk boards on the trailer are lined up with the internal stringers on the boat and are the best points to support the boat. I do what you do and then put it on my lift which is offset just a little offset and allows me to get the rest of the boat. Some people have used boat stands (real ones or some improvised stuff). Those allow you to move them around a bit so you could get the entire hull while still supporting the boat in the right places. That or a sling is how the professionals do it. Just be warned the stands are pricey and if not used properly, dangerous.
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:44 AM
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What is everyone's preference; paste or spray wax?
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:42 AM
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No wax. Makes the hull "squirrley", but will not last long anyway under the water or pressure of the water..
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:41 AM
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No wax. Makes the hull "squirrley", but will not last long anyway under the water or pressure of the water..
I still think it would be worthwhile to wax, just to keep the gelcoat in good shape.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:43 AM
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What is everyone's preference; paste or spray wax?
I use the Lucas spray wax and boat bling throughout the season. Wax twice a year.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:57 AM
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Two thoughts:
- the effort to find a way to wax the relatively small area where the hull sits on the bunks doesn't seem to be worth the time.
- even if you succeed in waxing those areas, after a couple of unloading/loading cycles the wax will probably be rubbed off anyway.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:35 AM
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collinite liquid boat wax
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:38 PM
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I wouldn't wax it, Id put sealant instead. Wax will do nothing but make it shine then come off with time. Sealant would protect it and last longer.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:24 PM
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I wouldn't wax it, Id put sealant instead. Wax will do nothing but make it shine then come off with time. Sealant would protect it and last longer.
whats the name of the sealant you use?
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