anyone wax their hulls ?
was wondering if it would be beneficial ?
Not sure you would gain anything, and just a caution, most waxes contain petroleum distillates and are likely not recommended for use on plastic.
There are different schools of thought on this, One: that a smooth slippery surface will make your boat faster, Two: that a "rough" surface will break up water surface tension and make your boat faster.
Here is a pretty good article that discusses the different philosophies. They talk about canoes and kayaks, but the theory is the same for all hulls.
Last edited by hog; 04-02-2012 at 08:50 PM.
Pretty much all the time. I use the clear Turtle Wax Ice liquid synthetic polish. Since it's clear, it leaves no residue, and a brilliant shine and great protection from the elements (and yucky water in some ponds and lakes). I use it on all of boats and vehicles. Works GREAT!!! I like all of my models to look immaculate at all times.
Last summer I started using a product called RainX, does it work? Can't say for sure but it works on the windshields of my cars and trucks very well for repelling rain off of them. So I just thought it would act as a water repellent on the boat hull as well.....And that was the weekend I had a top speed of 63.9 mph on the GPS, up from 61.1. That was with stock motor and speed control (V2) in a V1 hull, I also was using a Prather 220 stainless steel...... Oh yes, I did puff the capacitors on the ESC. But I don't blame the RainXfor that!!!!
Last edited by orca44; 04-03-2012 at 07:53 AM.
"enjoy your ride"