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Sharkhide for shipping.

Discussion in 'Owners Chat: Options and Upgrades' started by MRJ, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. MRJ

    MRJ Member

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    I’ve been told that Bennington automatically applies Sharkhide at no cost when they do a winter build. Keeps the toons protected from salt and sand damage during shipping to the northern states. Can anyone verify this?
     
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  2. SEMPERFI8387

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    That’s the rumor but your dealer can verify.
     
  3. jayski

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    My dealer does it I think the dealer pays though . I am not a fan of it though
     
  4. Yianni

    Yianni Well-Known Member

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    Is there a different product you like?
     
  5. Jack M

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    Mine was included a few years ago .Ordered in December delivered to the dealer in February .I had it on my order ,it showed on on the form as N/C
     
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    My dealer in SC says he always declines the free Sharkhyde unless the customer really wants it. He says it causes too many issues down the road for trying to clean the toons and really only helps above the water line. I do not have any personal experience with it myself but have heard pros and cons.
     
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    I think this is a myth. I've ordered both my boats in the fall while in MI with December deliveries. Neither had sharkhide applied.
     
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    We just ordered our new boat - no mention of sharkhide. I'll let you know in a couple months...
     
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    I was going to add Sharkhide when we put in our winter order two years ago. Dealer told us not to as it is applied automatically to Bennington’s shipped out in the winter. Sure enough, it had the sharkhide tags on the logs at arrival and invoice confirmed Sharkhide at “no charge”.
     
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    Ceramic pro marine gets my vote.
     
  11. jayski

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    Rather not have anything, anywhere it wears off like around the bumpers it will look dark. I am now trying to figure how to get it off. looks good if your boat sits on a trailer all the time though.
     
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    My dealer(Burt Lk Marina) just took delivery of my our 25QX. I paid for the Sharkhide when ordered. The back of the toon are tagged Sharkhide. Wonder if I should not of paid for this??
     
  13. Jack M

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    The practice may have changed since Polaris took over
     

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