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Old 05-18-14, 09:24 AM   #1
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Let's hear any experiences of owners with their G4 bottom.
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Old 05-18-14, 09:50 PM   #2
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Apparently construction adhesive was used .....Steve Hyde had told me this years ago,but I failed to believe him.
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Old 05-31-14, 03:26 PM   #3
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How did you knock it off???
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Old 05-31-14, 10:35 PM   #4
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It just fell off while winching onto trailer.....no damage to shoe; could be reattached if Hyde were to do so. However, I have asked they pay to remove glue & a layer of gelcoat be applied ; leaving shoe (G-4 ) off.
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Old 05-31-14, 10:41 PM   #5
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Never seen this before. How old is the boat?
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Old 06-02-14, 09:45 PM   #6
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I opted out on the G4 bottom after hearing a few horror stories; sure wish I had it...
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Old 06-03-14, 04:50 PM   #7
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I'm assuming the bottom is HDPE. If so, chemically bonding it is really difficult. I'm surprised that they used such a poor bonding method (some Googling showed this is a pretty common problem with the G4 bottom).

My recommendation would be, assuming the part that came off if HDPE:

* Remove the old adhesive
* Rough the bottom of the boat (glass?) with a scotchbrite pad
* Flame treat the interfacial surface (the side that will bond to the bottom of the boat) of the HDPE. This will improve its adhesion properties.
* Re-bond the HDPE plate to the bottom with West Marine G/Flex
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I think i would stay with straight glass, for all the rivers in the southeast I don't the the extra weight is worth it. It's already a glass boat just touch it up every few years and your good to go. Now if it's a wooden boat the HDPE bottoms are necessary.
Good luck and I hope they take care of the problem for you.
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Old 06-06-14, 11:44 AM   #9
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I think i would stay with straight glass, for all the rivers in the southeast I don't the the extra weight is worth it. It's already a glass boat just touch it up every few years and your good to go. Now if it's a wooden boat the HDPE bottoms are necessary.
Good luck and I hope they take care of the problem for you.
Having owned a new Clackacraft 12 years ago , I totally agree.
I have a aluminum jet with .190 ga. with 1/8 UHMW on bottom & it was applied with proper glue. A vacuum was pulled to assure proper adhesion.... absolutely no problems in past 6 years.
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Old 10-19-17, 09:36 AM   #10
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Dragging up an oldie:

Any more current thoughts on Hyde's G4 bottom? Ever get the issue resolved on this one that fell off?
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