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Anyone done this? How is it? What are the drawbacks you have noticed? Does it weigh it down a lot? What did it cost? Thinkin about doin it for my 12' aluminum. Any help would be great. Thanks
 

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Seems like a cool idea, but I would think it would add considerable weight if it was put on as thick as it is in a pickup bed. If you apply it yourself, I guess you could just do a real thin layer. Guess you could always do a preliner/postliner weight test on a sample piece of sheet metal to get an idea.
 

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I dont see an advantage. If you have leaks, get a tube of 3M marine caulk and seal the seams. A plywood deck and some carpet would make it more fishable and quieter.
 

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If you are considering this because you have some leaky rivets, I found a great, easy solution. Get the hot melt boat repair sticks from Cabela's. They are green, flexible sticks. Find your leaks, mark w/ a pen, use a small wire brush around the rivet on the bottom of the boat, heat the rivet w/ a torch and press the stick to the rivet. I fixed a $hitload of leaks on a single boat and now it is dry as a bone. Super cheap, too.
 

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if ya choose black, thats going to be one miserable boat to sit in during summer...

like above, it will add weight... sometimes too, that stuff is slick as can be wet..... can you imagine some bass slime or fish slime? slippery stuff....
 

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My son was asking me the same thing about his little alum. boat yesterday. You people have answered a lot my questions. Good info,thanks.
 

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Thanks for the help guys. Dont have any leaks that need to be fixed but that was a concern of mine that the liner would disguise a leak and by the time you found it, it would be too late. I'm just gonna keep it as is. Thanks again fellas.
 

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One alum boat I had wore a hole in the bow from being beached on gravel and concrete. I had the under side spray lined, not the whole thing, just in front at the water line & back about 18". Worked great - years later the liner stuff was frayed a little but a long way from being worn through.

Frank
 

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I had a 1956 Crestliner that leaked abit. Had a srayed in liner done and it was great. Although i was brack it didn't hold heat like you think it would. The liner seemed to deadin the sound as well. It gave it a nice clean look next to the wood work i did.
 

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I had a 1956 Crestliner that leaked abit. Had a srayed in liner done and it was great. Although i was brack it didn't hold heat like you think it would. The liner seemed to deadin the sound as well. It gave it a nice clean look next to the wood work i did.

looks realy good
 
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