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skiptomylu
12-17-2006, 11:54 AM
Here is what happened.... Don't know what or how something got on the top of the gunwale of my boat and the paint bubbled in some places and this was the first weekend I had it. I offered to accept an option other than sending it back and re-painting it red. I said if they wanted to I would let them put bed liner on that area of my boat. I also said I only wanted the spongy type bed liner because it's still so tough and has good traction properties.

Then I decided on not going with red but pewter so it would offer a change in color and not be as hot in the summer. Anyway here is before (not a great pic to see) and the after which I absolutely love. You can't see it in these pics but the bow top is also the bed liner material.



Tell me what you think,

Before..
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h149/skip48_photos/Bass%20Boat/Captured2006-4-2800001.jpg

After...
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h149/skip48_photos/Bass%20Boat/Captured2006-12-1600002.jpg

S10CHEVY
12-17-2006, 01:56 PM
Skip, It sure looks nice, and it blends in with the carpeting. What was the name of that stuff? My boat is in need of some tlc, and that looks like a good solution for the inside.

skiptomylu
12-17-2006, 02:06 PM
Skip, It sure looks nice, and it blends in with the carpeting. What was the name of that stuff? My boat is in need of some tlc, and that looks like a good solution for the inside.
I'll have to find out for you. They use 2 different kins and I had them put the best one for this. One kind is extremely hard and to the point of being kind of slick and the one I have is a little spongy feeling. Meaning if you press you thumb nail in it hard you can feel a little give. But it is very though stuff.

I will call tomorrow and see if I can find out what it's actually called. I "think" they call it rhino coating or something like that. You can also get it in most any color you want I think.

drifter106
12-17-2006, 06:04 PM
Nice outfit skip, colors look good. Now being the hardcore fisherman you are... I bet that carpet will look as good as it does now next year at this time. Dam, I hate to be the first guy to drop a big fish in the bottom of that boat!! When my boat was new I kept fighting it but if you catch fish its gonna get fishy.



Happy fishng!!

skiptomylu
12-17-2006, 06:21 PM
Nice outfit skip, colors look good. Now being the hardcore fisherman you are... I bet that carpet will look as good as it does now next year at this time. Dam, I hate to be the first guy to drop a big fish in the bottom of that boat!! When my boat was new I kept fighting it but if you catch fish its gonna get fishy.



Happy fishng!!
It's already broke in. I just had to wait to get the boat shop I bought it at to get G3 to approve doing it under warranty.

But fish have already hit that floor, LOL!

The best part now is I don't have to worry about scratching the front deck when I step on board.

crappiefarmer
12-17-2006, 10:22 PM
My boat is old and does not make any difference about the carpet but my next new boat will not have carpet in it. I have spent too much time around salt water boats and the thought of just spraying the blood and scales out of a boat just appeals to me. CF

1weezer
12-17-2006, 10:32 PM
That is a very good looking boat you have there skip. Let us know how that Rhino liner stuff works out for you. I never thought about using that stuff. But I'm sure it is going to work great.

Glowgood Jigster
12-18-2006, 01:27 AM
Great looking boat! I have the "Other" brand, Arma, instead of Rino in my pickup bed. Either type work great. They make something for the do it yourselfer that sprays or paints on and is very similar. I know it's tough because alot of gold dredgers have used it on their dredge pontoons and it's held up very well. They get slid over lot's of rough rocks to get to their spots.

DENNIS BOWERS
12-18-2006, 06:16 AM
Sure looks Good,Made a big difference!!

skiptomylu
12-18-2006, 08:25 AM
Thanks guys and part of the reason I showed this to the board is maybe someone has a similar need and it's a good idea for coating the inside of a boat. This stuff will hold up to about anything.

If I was getting a aluminum boat this would be great for it as it also helps kill sound of things hitting the boat from inside. Kind of deaden the sound.

barn dog
12-18-2006, 08:42 AM
I have a lot of scratches on the bow of my boat from beaching it and I thought about putting something like that on it and woundered if it would hold up in the water.

skiptomylu
12-18-2006, 10:56 AM
OK guys I just talked to the guy that put it on and it's called Super Liner.

ShilohRed
12-18-2006, 07:36 PM
I think that was a good move. Looks good and will hold up to stepping on it.
Nice rig.
Pete

racerkvn
12-19-2006, 11:19 AM
Good looking boat Man!!!

skiptomylu
12-19-2006, 01:00 PM
Good looking boat Man!!!

Thanks guys! I knew they would want to go to the expense of sending it back several states away and then bring it back. No one yet seems to know why or what may have got on it to make the paint bubble like it did. I am very glad it was only on the top of the gunwale.

I saw the opportunity to make it better in my eyes because of the all red thing is a little over done to me, but now I not only like the looks it's so much more effective. I rest my rod on there sometimes and Even that little tick it make when the rod hits there will o be transmitted to the fish. Also it's so much tougher than paint and will last even after I step my big butt on the front deck. No scratches to worry about and it will wash off really well too.

The first thing I thought of was putting down some of that rubber stuff you see on boat steps sometimes with the grooves in it, but then it hit me about this stuff and I went for it.

ReelFun
12-20-2006, 02:00 PM
I think it looks good Sip. My G3 is white and I think I'd like the red color better. Might hide some of the scum and things better. Good move with that liner stuff.