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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Sep 03 2019 :  21:28:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This past weekend I saw a 42' boat that was wrapped and looked pretty good. I was told it was near end of life and scheduled to be redone. Supposedly the wrap only lasts for 5 to 7 years. Some simple math has thinking, I spend over $1000 a year having the boat waxed which wrap doesn't require it may actually make sense.
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about this?
Dave

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Edited by - Audrey II on Sep 08 2019 09:13:08

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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Sep 08 2019 :  21:37:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow a 119 views and not a single response I guess boat wrapping is not a popular thing as of yet.

Dave

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mdoherty

RO# 12220



Posted - Sep 08 2019 :  21:56:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i'm confused, are you talking about canvas winter covers or shrink wrap?

Mike

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Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Sep 08 2019 :  22:25:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The only "wrapped" boat I have seen was on a trailer transport on the Interstate.

My opinion might be entertaining, but otherwise, useless...

Move South; boat all year...


Bill

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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Sep 09 2019 :  07:24:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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mintregila

RO# 13060

Posted - Sep 09 2019 :  07:56:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are lots of wrapped boats in S Florida. Normally, they have huge graphics involved and many have their fishing team name or logo.

I have no idea how they will hold up in the sun over time. Just like a nail can gouge gel coat, it can tear the wrap. I have heard it can be repaired but have never seen it done.

I would personally consider it as an alternative to painting when the finish it too far gone.


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Bruce Herrington

RO# 2612



Posted - Sep 09 2019 :  08:57:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The wrap guy I spoke with a few months ago said they last 5 to 7 years on a vehicle in SW FL, longer on boat hulls.


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Golfman25

RO# 1239

Posted - Sep 09 2019 :  10:32:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's one

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1997/sea-ray-330-sundancer-3539482/?refSource=enhanced%20listing&refSource=enhanced%20listing

I guess you have to like what it's wrapped in.



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SailArmy

RO# 2656

Posted - Sep 09 2019 :  10:40:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Must have forgot to wrap the toilet lid!!



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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Sep 09 2019 :  20:44:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would love to have the gel coat redone on my boat but this would be big money!
The boat the I recently saw was done over 5 years ago and it still pretty good. If I don't have to wax the boat this in its self would be huge but the money I would save would pay for the the wrap over time. This seems like a win win to me!


Dave

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JVM225

RO# 28365

Posted - Sep 10 2019 :  08:51:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like a good idea, but I wonder what it costs.
I’ve heard, but not confirmed, that it cost about $2500.00 to wrap an average size car.
The other thing to consider is that the surface below the wrap needs to be in good shape because any imperfections will show through the vinyl.


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Edited by - JVM225 on Sep 10 2019 08:58:31

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Audrey II

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Posted - Sep 11 2019 :  07:26:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JVM225

Looks like a good idea, but I wonder what it costs.
I’ve heard, but not confirmed, that it cost about $2500.00 to wrap an average size car.
The other thing to consider is that the surface below the wrap needs to be in good shape because any imperfections will show through the vinyl.


The person I spoke to said it cost about $5000 to wrap his 42' cruisers. My boat is in great shape but there are section that the gel coat is getting thin and really should be sprayed. Wrapping sounds like it maybe a less expensive option.


Dave

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JVM225

RO# 28365

Posted - Sep 11 2019 :  08:37:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
$5000.00 sounds like a pretty good price for wrapping a 42’ boat.

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HIGHLIFEII

RO# 26009

Posted - Sep 11 2019 :  16:43:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is a 27 or 28' Boston Whaler down the creek from me that was wrapped about 3 or 4 years ago. It is not a glossy finish, more like what they call "orange peel", still looks like when they put it on, cheaper than painting or gelcoat.


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Dani-Lu

RO# 19601



Posted - Sep 14 2019 :  21:30:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would think it cost a lot more than $5k to wrap a 42’ boat. It cost me over $2,500 to get the front (hood, fenders, bumper, lights and mirrors) of my Porsche 911 wrapped in clear. For 5k it would be a no brainer to get my boat wrapped.

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