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    Default Slick Bottom

    Anybody heard of a product called EZ-Slide? If so have you used it on your boat? Thanks E.S.

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    John Deer makes a product that they put on their corn heads and combine heads. I have read several threads where guys are using this stuff on the bottom of their river boats. There has been good reports on wear and easy slide across sand/gravel bars. I have a Thunder Jet and plan on trying it out when I get time to apply it.

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    Default Blue Thunder

    Thanks for the info, Do you know what the name of the stuff is? Somebody called it EZ-Slide. Thanks E.S.

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    No I do not remember the name. It has been posted on an other forum called Outdoor Sportsman. I know there is other guys on here that have been on that forum that may remember the name. I'm sure if you found a John Deer farm implement dealer they would know what you were talking about. Tell them it is the stuff that they put on the implement heads to make the product slide better. If I can find the info on the other forum I will post it here.

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    I gave you the wrong forum name. It's the Boating Sportsman Magazine

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    Default Thanks for the info

    I'll give them a call. E.S.

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    Go to riverjetmagazine.com then forums, then maintenance, then look for the post Graphite Lubricant Paint. Good info

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    Default Seaslide

    Check out these two. There might be one more but I cant think of it now.


    http://www.agspecialty.com/EZslide.htm
    http://www.hydromer.com/Industrial/Seaslide.html

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    Default grainger..

    has the same product different name..slip-plate.
    I called ags and asked them and they told me to try grainger...I did and they have it...http://www.slipplate.com/

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    Default cool stuff

    Dang with all the boats on the " what are your most embarrasing moments thread" ( I'm in that catagory, beached my boat ) it might be something to think about starting a boat painting company. I wonder why the boat dealers don't sell something like this? Have to give this some thought. And thanks Blue Thunder for the web site. I think for the money I'll give it a go being as I run some pretty skinny water. ( All you guys on the embarrising thread, there was only one that I seen that was worse than mine. lol.) Happy boating all. E.S.
    P.S. Thanks all for the info

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    Default Another thought

    Always thinking,lol, I wonder how this stuff would work on an airboat bottom. That teflons pretty slick already, and I have swaped ends one time. Don't even know if it would stick to teflon, just thinking. E.S.
    P.S. Might be a stupid question, but gotta ask.

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    Has anyone tried this slick-um paint on a boat hull yet?
    Akgramps

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    Default Hi AKGramps

    As in the post below check the web site " riverjet.com" go to boating forum, then go to manetenance, then look at "graphite lubericant paint"
    interesting stuff. E.S.

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    Thanks, Very Interesting idea, I have entertained powdercoating the bottom, it would be a little project as everything that couldnt take 400 degrees would have to be removed. cost? I dont know, I will have to talk to the Coater.
    The brush or roller applied paint on would certainly be easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock_skipper View Post
    As in the post below check the web site " riverjet.com" go to boating forum, then go to manetenance, then look at "graphite lubericant paint"
    interesting stuff. E.S.

    I don't see any forums on this site. Or maintenance...
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    Default slick bottom

    The forum is riverjetmagazine.com

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    Default Which Slip Plate Formula?

    There are three formulas for the Slip Plate available through Grainger.
    No. 1, No. 3, & No. 4 Which is the preferred formula for aluminum boats?

    Looks like No.1 is solvent based and rated as the most "heavy duty", whereas No. 4 is water based.

    Also:

    How do you paint the underside of the boat where it rests on the bunks?
    Jack the boat up from the trailer and put some 4 x 4 blocks between hull and bunk so you can get at it?

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    Default slick bottom

    look up "Coat-It" graphite/kevlar and I believe ceramic epoxy. Used on aluminum boat bottoms. Creative Wholesale (online) has the big kits. Way cheaper than any place in town.

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