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    Hey guys I was thinkin about getting my bottom worked on over the winter .. Does anybody know who does bottom work close to TN or in TN ??? And how much money would I be lookin at gettin the bottom done and speed coated ???? Thanks

    The boat is a TX-19

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    http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=45022


    Get some friends and have a work party


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    Thanks Sleeper but think i'll leave it to the pros .. I'd probley mess it all up and it would take me all winter the way I do things .. My sanding would ususally turn into beer drinkin..
    Talked with Johnny at Big A and I think I'm gonna be carrying it over to him to let them do the bottom for me

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    Fly Jeff Bennett to Tennessee. He is the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    Thanks Sleeper but think i'll leave it to the pros .. I'd probley mess it all up and it would take me all winter the way I do things .. My sanding would ususally turn into beer drinkin..
    Talked with Johnny at Big A and I think I'm gonna be carrying it over to him to let them do the bottom for me
    Johnny will do you a great job on the bottom,its not rocket science on the Tx bottoms

    i worked the bottom on my SJ and did the bottom on Dads TX,if have the money and dont care to do it yourself ,let someone else.

    i do body work for a living so it was no biggie,just like any other BS job
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbo View Post
    Johnny will do you a great job on the bottom,its not rocket science on the Tx bottoms

    i worked the bottom on my SJ and did the bottom on Dads TX,if have the money and dont care to do it yourself ,let someone else.

    i do body work for a living so it was no biggie,just like any other BS job

    My boat sat for 5 years and never used, I wont to to flip it to see what kinda shape its in .. I'm sure it has a few hooks in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    My boat sat for 5 years and never used, I wont to to flip it to see what kinda shape its in .. I'm sure it has a few hooks in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    do things .. My sanding would ususally turn into beer drinkin..

    Hey it's Winter time......... take your time


    I'm glad you found someone to do it. Have you straight edged it yet ?

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    I haven't checked it .. I'm gonna get the engine and interior out of it this week and get under it and take a look .. The boat seems to ride real flat and tight so I figure I'd check the bottom out .. Like to get it to free up alittle bit ..
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    TN Be sure to check youe stringers and inside bottom when you get it cleaned out! Just a safety thing!! WT


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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    TN Be sure to check youe stringers and inside bottom when you get it cleaned out! Just a safety thing!! WT

    Everything is solid on the inside from what I can tell

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    Well I got the boat back today and Johnny @Big A done a great job on the bottom
    It was in need of 1 to, it was in pretty ruff shape..
    I'll get a few before and after pics loaded up..

    On this speed coat how long will it stay on the hull, how often will it need to be redone??
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    Default A few before and after pics









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    thanks for posting the pics, what you dont see is how many hrs it takes to get from the first two to the last two. love the work just a lot of sanding and glass work to get them straight. the pics that you have with the red on them is a dye i use for the guide coat that is block sanded to get it straight and smooth before the buffing begins. thanks again johnny

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