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Offline Painlesstom

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Re: The "Painless" ES-Kape Plan - This is what you've been waiting for!!
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2015, 06:09:33 PM »
A skid plate would be very beneficial, the question would be how to attach it. There has been some discussion here about doing this, something that definitely should be explored further. I don't have any rocks in my river, it's all sand and fallen trees, so I've never needed to experiment with this.
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Re: The "Painless" ES-Kape Plan - This is what you've been waiting for!!
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2015, 08:09:06 PM »
Yes I think  a skid plate will be a necessity in my area; question is what would be the best for this type of boat. On aluminum hull jet boats uhmw is the only way to go, but nothing sticks to it so it must be bolted. It sucks having to drill a bunch of holes through a new boat, but they never seem to leak if done properly. However I'm not sure about bolting through a plastic hull; I just don't know anything about it.     

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Re: The "Painless" ES-Kape Plan - This is what you've been waiting for!!
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2015, 08:20:18 PM »
Here is the other discussion I mentioned. http://www.improvingyourmokai.com/index.php/topic,724.0.html

Bolting a skid plate would certainly keep it attached, but being the reason you are putting it there means it will be subjected to high impact circumstances. Then the holes you drilled in the hull would be the weak points that could potentially lead to cracks. There are a few who have had 1/4" HDPE welded to the bottom as a skid plate, so there is another option.
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Re: The "Painless" ES-Kape Plan - This is what you've been waiting for!!
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2015, 12:29:50 PM »
Maybe welding one on is the way to go; it's too bad you can't weld uhmw to hdpe plastic or at least I've never heard of it being possible.

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Re: The "Painless" ES-Kape Plan - This is what you've been waiting for!!
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2015, 10:40:04 AM »
OK, this will probably earn me stupid idea of the week, BUT, would carefully cleaning/ prepping the hull area and then Duct taping the skid plate on work? It could easily be re-done (anywhere) if necessary and wouldn't interfere with the hull dynamic. Several carefully applied layers on all sides sounds just crazy enough to work (to me). Iaintsayinimjustsayin.

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Re: The "Painless" ES-Kape Plan - This is what you've been waiting for!!
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2015, 11:25:52 AM »
The duct tape would peel off and turn into streamers that the pump would end up sucking in. If the duct tape didn't peel off, then the boat wasn't being used in an environment that required a skid plate.  ;)
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Re: The "Painless" ES-Kape Plan - This is what you've been waiting for!!
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2016, 08:06:48 PM »
Tom, how did you managed to get a new Mokai?  I thought you and MOKAI aren't in speaking grounds..............LOL....Barnie

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« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2016, 09:00:37 PM »
We aren't...  :))  An unhappy customer of theirs sold his to me for a deal I couldn't refuse.
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