I know we're all "wrapped up" in shrink wrapping, but am curious why no one uses food service wrap for single use trailering wrapping.
I'm trailing my boat to Canada next year, about 1600 miles. Typical waterline shrink wrapping won't protect the fiberglass hull from being sand blasted by the road and will have to come off at customs. I can get an 18"X2,000 foot roll of commercial food wrap for about $25 and can carry a couple of rolls in my towing vehicle. Once through customs, I can rewrap the boat and cut it off at fish camp (45 miles up a gravel logging road) rewrap it again after a week of fishing, tear it off again as I get to US customs, and rewrap it up again for the long trip back to VA.Just curious, has anyone tried this? Obviously the food wrap isn't going to be water proof with all of the seams (but it is after all a boat...meant for water!) but it should help protect the boat from dust, gravel, bugs, etc. And while not anywhere near as strong as the heavy duty shrink wrap material, I would think a couple of layers stretched tight (you know how this stuff sticks to itself) would adhere to the fiberglass and itself pretty well.Any thoughts?
My biggest concern would be as you stated, it's really not that thick. What about getting heavy gauge plastic wrap at your local home improvement store, taping it to high 'abuse' areas then over wrap with the other. Another thought is a large mudflap/ rock guard ( like motorhomes that tow cars).