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Poly-America Shrink Wrap 7 Mil Mid-Weight Rolls Customer Questions and Answers

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do you do the shrink wrap yourslf?

Asked on 11/02/2011 by Undisclosed

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Yes

Answered on 11/23/2011 by DAVID BOND
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Yes, but you have to string the boat properly to make sure it doesn't collapse. You'll need a propane powered heat shrink gun and some shrink wrap tape as well. Check out the shrink wrap how to video on the JD website to see if it's something your comfortable doing. You can also find some good how to videos on youtube.

Answered on 11/21/2011 by PAUL HYDE

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yes, been doing it for four years now. Split the roll and materials with a friend that also does his.

Answered on 11/21/2011 by DAVID WESNER

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Yes I couldn't get anyone to come to my boat so I bought a heat gun and wrap it myself. It takes a little getting used to but is fairly easy after the first time. I found that watching a how to video on You Tube very helpful. Hint: you have to get the wrap hot enough to appear almost fluid but be very aware of any small holes starting---they get big fast.

Answered on 11/22/2011 by IVAN PARSONS

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You can definitely wrap your own boat, provided you have the right tools, equipment, and you have an idea of how to go about it. Does it save you a lot of money? It depends how big your boat is. You are going to need shrink wrap film, tape, a good heat gun (the forty dollar one from the arts and crafts store is not going to cut, you need a real shrink gun), a ladder and or extension for the heat tool, and heavy gloves (do not forget the gloves!). The cost of these items add up, but the tools pay for themselves over time. As far as the process goes, I think JD has how to instructions and videos on the site. If not, there are sites online with that information. Good luck!

Answered on 11/21/2011 by Dan Gendreau

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yes

Answered on 11/21/2011 by NICK LEIGHTON

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Yes I do. I watched the "how to" video and was able to do a good job.

Answered on 11/20/2011 by JEFF HOWE
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I have a 60 year old fountain in the middle of my drive way. At its largest circumference it is about 50ft. The years of chicago weather have taken its toll. I would like to purchase the shrinkwrap and cover the fountain for the upcoming winter. What are your recommendations for me? Thanks

Asked on 09/05/2011 by Joe Campione

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Jerry, Thank you for the most informative answer. However let me ask you one more, did you purchase the heat gun or do you have an alternative? Joe

Answered on 09/09/2011 by Joe Campione
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Joe, I have my own shrink gun,

Answered on 09/12/2011 by GERALD MCMULLEN

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What is made out of? If you want to preserve it build a frame and wrap it. Its somewhat easy to do, Jamestown has everything you need. Capt. Don

Answered on 09/06/2011 by DON DETTLINGER

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Hello Joe, I have a 35' Carver Aft Cabin with a flybridge and I have used this 7 Mil Mid Weight shrinkwrap from Jamestown now for three to four years. I live up in New Hampshire where the winters are very cold and windy and Snowy just as bad as chicago if not worse. I have yet to have the shrinkwrap come off of my boat or rip during the extreme winters that I have been using it. It is a great product and I recommend using the white not the blue. I have shrunkwrap my boat myself for the past four years and never had any problem with the product. Hope this helps you! Thanks Jerry McMullen Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

Answered on 09/07/2011 by GERALD MCMULLEN

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Thanks for your response. The fountain is made of mostly concrete. Copper lions and angels. It was shipped from Sicily in 1955, a wedding present for my mother from my dad. He just passed away not to long ago and I want to preserve it as best I can. Thanks again.

Answered on 09/09/2011 by Joe Campione
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How wide of roll should I get for 32 foot fly bridge cruiser?

Asked on 09/18/2012 by Undisclosed

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What size beam do you have?

Answered on 09/18/2012 by GERALD MCMULLEN
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I bought the 7mil 24' wide roll which was just wide enough for my 1986 300 sedan 30 foot searay flybridge. I also bought the strapping tape, tape, door, and 3 vents. I used Heavy PVC 3 inch pipe as the backbone of my frame. I used carpeting to protect the fiberglass wherever it touches, (the carpet is tie wrapped to the pipe). Good Luck, I have been very satisfied with the shrink wrap. Just make sure any points, edges, sharp corners are covered or avoided with carpet or foam and tie everything down well.

Answered on 09/18/2012 by KEVIN BREHM

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The only way to truly know is to use a tape measure. Start at least two feet below the rub rail at the widest point of your boat, measure over the highest point of your boat, and then down two feet below the rub rail on the opposite side. At least six inches, of the two feet below the rubrail, will be folded under to seal around the hull strap. So, the more hull you want to cover below the rub rail will require and even wider roll. Don't forget to take the dimensions of a support frame into account, if using one.

Answered on 09/18/2012 by JOHN GRAHAM

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Measure the height of the boat from the waterline to the highest point and double this number.

Answered on 09/18/2012 by IVAN PARSONS
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How much shrinkwrap would I need to shrinkwrap a 19 foot runabout?

Asked on 11/21/2013 by Undisclosed

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Hard to be precise without knowing the exact model and dimensions, but your best bet would probably be a 60lb roll. 24' wide would probably cover it but you could go with 26' wide to be safe. Pull the wrap sideways over middle of the boat, cut it long enough to hang over both sides, then unfold it towards the bow and the stern. You should get several covers out of one roll.

Answered on 11/21/2013 by PAUL HYDE
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I just wrapped an older model 20 foot runabout/bowrider, 7.5 foot beam with an I/O. To cover the winch stand all the way to the prop (tilted up) I needed a sheet 26 feet long and 15 feet wide. This can obviously change depending on how much height you give to the cover but here in New England with the snow, I wouldn't have pitched the slope of the cover any less. Hope this helps.

Answered on 11/21/2013 by JOHN GRAHAM

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I just wrapped an older model 20 foot runabout/bowrider, 7.5 foot beam with an I/O. To cover the winch stand all the way to the prop (tilted up) I needed a sheet 26 feet long and 15 feet wide. This can obviously change depending on how much height you give to the cover but here in New England with the snow, I wouldn't have pitched the slope of the cover any less. Hope this helps.

Answered on 11/21/2013 by JOHN GRAHAM
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what size wrap for a bayliner ciera classic 2859 boat 28 x 10' I mean how wide does it need to be ?

Asked on 10/21/2011 by Undisclosed

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Sounds like you need to watch the videos available on the JD web site. They are very good and should answer any question you may have.

Answered on 11/21/2011 by DAVID WESNER
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you need to do some measuring...take a tape and measure the distance from the ridge of your frame to the gunwale and how far down you attempt to go, then times by two. Do this in multiple spots along the keel to ensure you get the max distance.

Answered on 10/22/2011 by DAVID WESNER

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our boat is 9' wide and the 14' poly works fine. my opinion is that 14' would work for a 10' beam.

Answered on 10/21/2011 by NICK LEIGHTON
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