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Shrink Wrapping
« on: October 26, 2010, 11:41:21 PM »
Hey Guys,

A very close friend of mine has a side business shrink wrapping for boats for winter storage or long term storage in RI, MA and CT. I can get some really good prices for bass boats. Is there any interest out there for something like this?

For years I have covered my boat with the factory cover and/or a tarp cover but it never fails I'm always out there in the winter shoveling off snow and ice. This year I'll be having it wrapped up nice and tight!

I should have some discounted prices by tomorrow and will post them.

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 08:34:58 AM »
Mitz, I am definitely interested in this!!

With my new garage going up, this will be the last year that I'll need to cover my boat, but I am definitely tired of doing the cover and tarp thing and having to brush snow off all winter long  :P

Can't wait to get the prices!

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 09:51:35 AM »
Not to mention it is also a great way to keep out the critters too.. Right Bob  ;D

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 11:38:02 AM »
LOL.. I can still picture Bob punching that Raccoon under his boat cover and tarp ;D

Poor little fuzzy guy... he he

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 12:15:45 PM »
Snow still accumulates on shrink wrapped boats, just not as much and it normally slides off easily.  It's also very difficult to completely seal a boat hull as sometimes the outborard motor connections get in the way.  Hang some mothball type deterrants inside the boat and that should keep the critters away.
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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 02:15:12 PM »
The ability for the snow and ice to slide more easily off of the boat is what I like about the shrink wrap idea.

Even with a tarp, the snow still has to be forcibly pushed off of most parts of the boat.

As for sealing the boat to be airtight, I would rather have a small vent hole around where the outboard cables run into the boat to allow for some kind of air circulation.

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010, 06:41:04 PM »
 I would be interested too. I am sure it wouldn't sag as much as my cover and tarp do. I really enjoyed punching that racoon. After seeing what he did, I wish I hit him a few more times befor I let him out!

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 07:39:25 PM »
Had the motor shrinked too last year which left a very large "vent" hole but the moth ball hangers kept the critters out.  Under my deck got graded yesterday and a nice layer of rock put down, now all I need to do is get my boat from my daughter's house and see how it will fit under the deck.
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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 08:11:41 PM »
So I talked to him and he could do it for $9.00 per/ft. If we can get a couple of boats we could get it down it to $8.00 per/ft. I have no idea on the average pricing for this type of thing so let me know.

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 08:51:11 PM »
I don't know about pricing for this either since I've never had it done.

Anyone else know about pricing??

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 11:19:34 AM »
I just did a google search and the average price seems to start at $10.00 a foot and goes up as the boats get bigger!

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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2010, 01:00:46 PM »
Thanks Joe, I thought it might be somewhere around there.

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2010, 06:01:29 PM »
The one place around us is $13 a foot and up, so I'd say $9 is more then a fair price.  ;D

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2010, 10:58:58 PM »
I'm going to give it a go. This will give me a chance to patch a couple of small spots in my cover that are in need of repair. If anyone else would like in please let me know. I'll see what dates and times are open.

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Re: Shrink Wrapping
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2010, 08:55:27 AM »
I will most likely do it, but not for at least a few more weeks.

Still got some more fishing to do  ;)