This thread is the outcome of a conversation among a group of boaters discussing the pro's and con's of UHMW and its increasing popularity as boaters want to go further up river and continue to push the limits of today's jet boats.
Being the only one with UHMW on my boat in the discussion, I was asked about its pro's and con's and how I liked its performance as others were considering installing it as an upgrade for additional bottom protection. I'm pleased with my boat, the way it handles, and the 'indestructible' nature of the bottom (not to mention where I can go that they can't), so I could only offer positive testimonials. Frankly, I don't see any real negatives to having it but I also didn't have or run my boat pre-UHMW so I decided to post the question in the forums for those who have.
What, if any, are the negative factors you'll encounter after installing UHMW on your jet boat? Some install UHMW with and without fastners so hull penetration could be one consideration, weight I suppose could be another, and overall cost to upgrade another.
Can anyone else identify any other factors or considerations not listed? Are there any real 'negatives' to UHMW? I've yet to encounter anyone with UHMW that has not been happy with it and its popularity seems to be increasing.
Thanks for posting...