Refurbishing drift boat, input needed!

Artwo

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I thought about that also. I’m not going to roll the liner on where there is a wooden floor. Only the exposed portions. A can of herkuliner weighs it at 13 lbs wet. So after curing, it’s a negligible addition that shouldn’t effect the boat too much.
The thing I'd be worried about with the bedliner is adhesion. You'll need to etch or rough up the surface for it to adhere to or it will just peel off..............
 

EOBOY

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@ EOBOY and Jamisonace:

I just shook hands on a new to me willy that Ill be picking up next week. It requires a new bottom coat.

EOBOY.... hows Wetlander holding up after a couple months?

Jamisonace.... did you do it yet? If so, what do you think?

After 2 years it still looks like the day we put it on
 

EOBOY

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Is that because you never use it ?

Dammit, we need to go fishing !

Used it plenty last summer you just don't like Bass fishing, I thought we were, then you didn't text back! I've been playing VR HyperDash, think I'm addicted to it.:alien:
 

pinstriper

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Used it plenty last summer you just don't like Bass fishing, I thought we were, then you didn't text back! I've been playing VR HyperDash, think I'm addicted to it.:alien:
Actually, I have a bulging disc in my neck that has been troubling me for some time and cutting into my activities.

But I would fish for bass just to get out with you.
 

jamisonace

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I haven't put it on but I've heard nothing but good reviews about wetlander.

My boat needs it bad. I'll probably do it in May or June.
 
You definitely want to wait for warmer weather to apply it as it takes like a week to cure in warmer weather. This summer will be the 2 year mark for my drift boat and I think I will reapply only because I want to keep a good coat on there. We float alot of low rivers and have pushed over alot of rocks and it is holding up well.

The best part about wetlander (in my opinion) is when it comes to re-coating it, all you need to do is sand it, clean it and roll it on. As opposed to other materials that require complete removal down to bare metal again.
 

my2labs

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Actually, I have a bulging disc in my neck that has been troubling me for some time and cutting into my activities.

But I would fish for bass just to get out with you.
Take care of that neck!

You definitely want to wait for warmer weather to apply it as it takes like a week to cure in warmer weather. This summer will be the 2 year mark for my drift boat and I think I will reapply only because I want to keep a good coat on there. We float alot of low rivers and have pushed over alot of rocks and it is holding up well.

The best part about wetlander (in my opinion) is when it comes to re-coating it, all you need to do is sand it, clean it and roll it on. As opposed to other materials that require complete removal down to bare metal again.
I assume there are temperature parameters on the can....?
I will definitely wait for the time to be right.

The previous gluvit is basically gone so removal will be easy this time, and I also like that I won’t have to remove the base every year using wetlander. Hear it’s pretty darn slick too.

really looking forward to my new boat. Hard to let go of my first drifter, but it’s a bit small and heavy. Great starter boat. Now that I’m hooked though, it is time for an upgrade.
 
Ya I believe there are directions that come with as well as on the website. This stuff is super slick. Make sure you have someone holding the bow line when you disconnect the winch hook, cuz that boat will not wait for permission to get in the water.
 

EOBOY

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Ya I believe there are directions that come with as well as on the website. This stuff is super slick. Make sure you have someone holding the bow line when you disconnect the winch hook, cuz that boat will not wait for permission to get in the water.
Ain't that the truth! The first time I let mine go I almost died when the whench handle started unwinding.:eek:
 

my2labs

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Ain't that the truth! The first time I let mine go I almost died when the whench handle started unwinding.:eek:
This is exactly what I want to hear. I’m moving from fiberglass to aluminum and want the bottom as slick as possible. Thanks everyone!
 

Hooked Up

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You definitely want to wait for warmer weather to apply it as it takes like a week to cure in warmer weather. This summer will be the 2 year mark for my drift boat and I think I will reapply only because I want to keep a good coat on there. We float alot of low rivers and have pushed over alot of rocks and it is holding up well.

The best part about wetlander (in my opinion) is when it comes to re-coating it, all you need to do is sand it, clean it and roll it on. As opposed to other materials that require complete removal down to bare metal again.
I'm not due yet but would consider Wetlander. I've got Coat It on now and am not really impressed. Hopefully Wetlander will adhere to the Coat it.
 

my2labs

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I'm not due yet but would consider Wetlander. I've got Coat It on now and am not really impressed. Hopefully Wetlander will adhere to the Coat it.
you’ll get a feel for it when we slide over rocks battling fish once the temperature heats up enough for me to apply it. (And after I pick up the Willie)
 
You do not want to apply the wetlander on top of the coat it. You need to remove all of the old coat before applying the wetlander. We used a torch for burning weeds in your lawn to soften the old coat. It made it alot easier to remove. Wetlander will not adhere to any other coating properly and will not work the way it is supposed too.
 
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