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Steer Clear of Boat Problems with King StarBoard®

Black King StarBoard® HDPE SheetBoat owners may pursue their passion for adventure by sailing the open seas and oceans. However, keeping a boat seaworthy through maintenance requires a significant amount of time and resources.

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Aaron Hilligoss, a boating enthusiast and experienced marine technician, runs Born Again Boating, a popular Youtube channel dedicated to helping people enjoy their time out on the water. Born Again Boating provides professional advice and informational content about boats from a veteran of the marine industry.

In a recent video, Hilligoss addresses the problem the majority of boat owners will eventually face: repairing or replacing components that break down due to wear and age. To fix sections of his own boat, he prefers to work with King StarBoard® HDPE sheet.

Hilligoss recommends King StarBoard® over fiberglass because the material is specifically formulated for marine applications. High durability combined with light weight, UV stability, and a fantastic resistance to moisture, salt water, and the elements make King StarBoard® a versatile solution for boat repairs. It's easy to machine and can be cut, routed, shaped, and drilled into components to help cover up rigging, mount control boxes, create panels to hold electronics, and more.

To minimize the risk of injury from sharp corners when the boat unexpectedly rocks, Hilligoss demonstrates different methods for rounding the edges of the material. Although he favors using a belt sander or a router, Hilligoss suggests that a utility knife will work for those who do not possess either tool or want a simple and cost-effective solution.

Interstate Advanced Materials offers a variety of material solutions for marine applications including the King StarBoard® HDPE sheet featured by Aaron Hilligross. To learn more about King StarBoard® or other marine plastics, talk with a material expert at (800) 742-3444.

Interstate Advanced Materials is a full-line distributor of sheet, rod, tube, bar, film, profile, and accessories, tools, and care products. With 10 locations nationwide and an online sales and support team, Interstate Advanced Materials provides full sheets and pallets, simple cut-to-size service, and complex CNC manufacturing. Interstate Advanced Materials is known for its reputation of selling high-quality products, providing excellent customer service, and superior technical support. Our products and services are available using the safe, secure, and convenient purchasing system on the Interstate Advanced Materials website. For instant help, we're always a phone call away at (800) 742-3444.



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