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#4081581 - 10/25/09 10:24 AM gorilla hull?
StumpJumper1 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/14/08
Posts: 3887
Loc: Lake Belton
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?
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#4081768 - 10/25/09 11:42 AM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: StumpJumper1]
Dwight Offline
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Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 1834
Loc: Joshua, TX
Just get it repaired. I have heard the Gorilla Hull is heavy.

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#4082393 - 10/25/09 04:16 PM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: Dwight]
HasBen Offline
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Registered: 06/12/03
Posts: 16593
Loc: Naconowhere
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.
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#4082922 - 10/25/09 06:39 PM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: HasBen]
Stogie Offline
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Registered: 04/05/08
Posts: 794
Loc: San Antonio

I would wonder about the drag on a gorilla hull.


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#4082953 - 10/25/09 06:49 PM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: Stogie]
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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/
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#4083535 - 10/25/09 09:16 PM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: HasBen]
Zach Caudle Offline
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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.

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

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#4084679 - 10/26/09 10:20 AM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: Zach Caudle]
Pat Goff Offline
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Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 4213
Loc: Marble Falls/Seadrift
I wonder how it would do on an oyster bed?
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#4084842 - 10/26/09 11:05 AM Re: gorilla hull? [Re: Pat Goff]
steve@scp Offline
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Registered: 08/25/06
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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.
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