Originally Posted by Sleeka
The metal band on my 13' Boler is bent in one corner and was ripped off in another. I see you can buy it at Scamp
but that can't be easy to bend for the corners.
What corners? Do you have a square Boler or an egg Boler?
I'd CALL Scamp
. Doubtful they'd sell anything that was next to impossible to mount without kinking. They must send directions of some sort. Perhaps they'd recommend using a pipe bender or a bender for conduit. That's easy. And you can rent those if you have a tool rental place. I bought a pipe bender for copper at Lowes several years back. It was less than $25.
I agree the smooth look is cool. But I can imagine (for myself), I'd end up with a lot more work and maybe problems than going the original belly band route.
OR... just take the belly band off completely. Check for holes, etc. and plug those. Then paint
the entire belly band area with a contrasting paint
... maybe to match your tug???? It could look very nice without ALL the work of grinding, smoothing, etc.
Best of luck, please post pictures, etc.