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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:21 pm 
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Any advice on surface preparation to improve performance like wax or polish of some sort on the bottom of the hull? I use my boat at the beach, so I also would appreciate any advice/thoughts concerning how to deal with minor hull abrasion as a result of beaching. Thanks for any/all input.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:35 am 
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Minor abrasions on the hull of a Bravo are harmless from structural point of view. The plastic hull is just so thick compared fiberglass.

From my initial 'obsessive' research when I got back into sailing, I also think that the consensus is that there is also little you can do to create relevant speed by polishing this type of material either. I could be corrected by experts shortly though. I don't race so others may have practical experience to share.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:13 pm 
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Thanks for your response. I'm not really concerned about minor surface abrasions. My primary interest is in any hull preparation to increase speed (to the extent that's even possible with a Bravo).

Matt, do you have any thoughts/experience here?

Thanks again for any/all input.


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