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    Default Plastic on Ski bottoms

    I was told there is a guy in Anchorage that puts the plastic on the bottom of Ski's at a great rate. I would be afraid to see what Landis charges. It does not look that hard, but I would think you would need a A & P to sign off it.

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    I would think most any mech. with experience would do.

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    Atlee Dodge will do it for you. Also I was told that it could be done as a user and considered a minor repair. There is a good thread about this on back country pilot. The drift is to use 3/16 plastic, clamp it to the ski, mark it up to 2" wider than the ski, then bend the edge on a brake 90deg and it will return to a 20-30deg bend, drill for rivets or #8-10 machine screws W/ lock nuts and washers. This is much better explained on the other threads.

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    "Also I was told that it could be done as a user and considered a minor repair."

    I would refer to FAR 43 prior to using that advice. Minor repairs still require an A&P.

    Just check around with various mechanics. Someone with spare time may cut you a deal. Definitely not hard to do, just time consuming like anything. I would think atlee or landes would be the MOST expensive. That's only a guess. Check with a local shop or two. Probably cheaper.

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    Its not that hard to do. I did my own under the supervision of a A&P.
    I had to get a 337 for mine and they are a little picky.
    No rivets they haft to be aircraft nuts and bolts and they haft to be so far apart. So if you know a A&P and if he will sign it off when your done its a great way to go..

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    AKHunter is right, I'm not a A&P and don't know that side of the house at all. What I wrote was only to point someone in the direction to research how to get it done. Always check with a good A&P before you do anything and it saves you a bad experience, maybe even your life.

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    You can obtain the materials at CAC plastics 376-7111; they are located near the start of the Parks hwy. They will even cut to size if desired. I put mine on with advice from my mechanic. After doing so I couldn't figure out why it took so many years to make the change. I also used a strip of the same material to make the skegs as the older metal skegs tended to freeze down.

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    Cost me 750.00 for them to cut, bend and the AN hardware to install! That was 1/4". If I were to do it again i would of done it all myself.

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    Called plaschem is anchorage, to install, with the runners in 1/4 inch plastic on Landes 2000 skis the want $495. just for the plastic is $138 each.

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    I just finished mine, 3" extra all around with plastic skegs. $290 for materials from CAC. Took about a day to do, easy. I went with the 3/16 UHMW and #8 machine screws. I used a 1/2" bolt on the inside of each ski for directional control on glare ice. I found the "hot setup on supercub.org"

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    What spaceing did you use and how close to the edge did you put the screws? I need to do mine soon. Thanks Tom
    If you could post a few pictures it would be great.

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