What are the advantages of a UHMW bottom?

And the High-Caliber Bolt Free Method
Let High Caliber add a custom Ultra High Molecular Weight bottom (UHMW) to your aluminum-hulled riverboat using the latest bolt-free attachment system. Using our alumiweld attachment system, we’ll rotate your boat hull up and custom fit UHMW-Polyethelene (plastic) panels to the contact area of your hull in order to create an ultra slippery and durable bottom that will give you the ability to slide over gravel bars and bounce over rocks with minimal damage.

Advantages of a UHMW Bottom:
Slide over obstacles (gravel) with ease
High tensile strength disperses sudden impact
Self lubricating which means less friction
Reduces wear of your hull and protects your investment
Won’t create pitting of your expensive aluminum hull like a steel QT plate will. NO RUST!
UHMW is lightweight and abrasion resistant, far outlasting steel in commercial applications
Can be replaced and repaired with greater ease than other hull protection methods

The High Caliber Bolt-Free Method: No Bolts. No Holes. No Leaks!
Can be added to any aluminum-hulled boat, without removing the interior
Is less expensive than keel plate/tap methods
Does not require bolting through your hull
Only costs a fraction compared to the bonding glue system

Adding Plastic (UHMW) will strengthen and disperse an impact, but if your hull doesn’t have the structural strength the UHMW will only protect you to a certain point. Adding stringers and/or plating with 6061 T6 aluminum will not only give you peace of mind when you are charging up boney rivers, it lessens your chances of being stranded in the case of a hazardous impact.

Ready to reinforce your ride? Protect your jet boat with a durable UHMW bottom from High Caliber in BC. Call us today at (604) 819-2016.