Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Thumper45, rviv, Richs, Used2fish, Dhull85
104485 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 84514
hopalong 76640
Pilothawk 74378
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 62543
FattyMcButterpants 60659
Tritonman 57371
Derek 57353
SkeeterRonnie 52803
LoneStarSon® 52663
facebook
Forum Stats
104485 Members
60 Forums
837348 Topics
11953925 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#4081581 - 10/25/09 10:24 AM gorilla hull?
StumpJumper1 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/14/08
Posts: 3993
Loc: CenTex
what's a better idea, getting a gorilla hull put on or just taking the boat in to repair the small scrapes and gouges and starting fresh?
_________________________
GO BIG OR GO HOME


Top
#4081768 - 10/25/09 11:42 AM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: StumpJumper1]
Dwight Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 1839
Loc: Joshua, TX
Just get it repaired. I have heard the Gorilla Hull is heavy.

Top
#4082393 - 10/25/09 04:16 PM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: Dwight]
HasBen Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 21728
Loc: East Texas
Gorilla Hull adds less than 50# to the weight of a average 20' hull. Still, I think I would just get the scratches fixed rather than going that direction.
_________________________
"We aren't here for a long time, we are here for a good time" Guy Martin, Isle of Man racer

Top
#4082922 - 10/25/09 06:39 PM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: HasBen]
Stogie Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 811
Loc: San Antonio

I would wonder about the drag on a gorilla hull.


_________________________
The difference between men & boys is the price of their toys.


Top
#4082953 - 10/25/09 06:49 PM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: Stogie]
HasBen Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 21728
Loc: East Texas
Me too. They make a lot of claims on their website, but who knows. Maybe someone on here that has one can chime in.

http://www.toledofiberglass.com/
_________________________
"We aren't here for a long time, we are here for a good time" Guy Martin, Isle of Man racer

Top
#4083535 - 10/25/09 09:16 PM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: HasBen]
Zach Caudle Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/07/08
Posts: 620
Loc: LA
I read that they smooth out the the chines and edges under the boat and it has a tendency to want to slide out in a turn.

Top
#4083544 - 10/25/09 09:18 PM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: Zach Caudle]
Zach Caudle Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/07/08
Posts: 620
Loc: LA
Here is the link to that. It is under disadvantages. That kind of thing scares me if I need to make a high speed corner for some reason.
http://www.toledofiberglass.com/NEWPAGE/gorillahull.html

Top
#4084679 - 10/26/09 10:20 AM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: Zach Caudle]
Pat Goff Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 5069
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
I wonder how it would do on an oyster bed?
_________________________
Pat Goff
Marble Falls/Seadrift TX

Top
#4084842 - 10/26/09 11:05 AM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: Pat Goff]
steve@hydrodynamics Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 08/25/06
Posts: 6674
Loc: Quitman,Tx
i had Mike at Lake fork fiberglass do it on my old 20ft. Dual Console Bullet.

i had him only add a couple of layers, and sharpen the strakes on the pad ONLY. it didn't slow the boat down at all, and actually made it handle better at high speeds.

life time warranty on damage!

he didn't add any weight forward of the console as i didn't want to loose bow lift. which is the problem with alot of guys that have that done. it adds weight to the front of the boat making it nearly impossible to get the bow lift back, which causes the boat to loose MPH at topend. usually 3-5mph loss.
_________________________
www.hydrodynamics-usa.com
903-763-5225





Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide