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Smooth Sailing™ Antifouling vs VC 17m
Durall® Marine Products are developed specifically to keep your boat bottom clean, while reducing drag. *The Durall product line offers three important choices for non-stick bottom coatings and a high-build, non-slip topside coating.

*Note that growth on your boat bottom can increase its drag by as much as 10%. With Durall's non-stick coatings, that growth can usually be released from a properly coated boat bottom when speeds of 10 to 15 knots are reached. If the flow of water over your hull is insufficient to wash off your growths, you may need to brush or pressure wash periodically. Typically you will not need to grind off any growths. Once fouling has established a hold on a boat hull it will rapidly spread or "colonize" the surface. Prevention is therefore better than the cure of having to remove the fouling by scraping.

Advantages of a
Smooth Sailing
coat
on your boat bottom
  • less fuel used
  • faster boat
  • less maintenance in the long run and better resale value
  • ability to use pressure washing instead of grinding or scraping to remove bottom contaminants
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Your free cost analysis will provide you with step-by-step instructions for coating your boat bottom. In addtion, the kit of materials suggested will include everything you need to do a professional job. Buy just the items you need, but the list provided will ensure that once your project is started you will finish without delays.

Durall® Smooth Sailing Boat Bottom Paints
Order your choice of Smooth Sailing boat bottom paint today!
Our price is significantly lower than competing paints because we manufacture Smooth Sailing coatings right in our own facility. You are buying directly from the manufacturer and cutting out the middlemen.

We offer fast handling and a variety of shipping options. You may like to try a 2-oz. size sample of Smooth Sailing Antifouling suitable for coating about 3 sq. ft. of finish for $1.00 plus mailing costs of $1.98. These sample packets are only available in the Antifouling Copper. You can coat your mooring buoy, boat cradle, or dock braces. It's a great way to see how easy Smooth Sailing goes on and what a great finish it creates—while protecting those small parts and making the removal of slime buildup much easier. Mailing to anywhere in the continental United States

Smooth Sailing™
Standard

Smooth Sailing™ Standard
Smooth Sailing™
Antifouling

Smooth Sailing™ Antifouling
Smooth Sailing™
Urethane

Smooth Sailing™ Urethane
Smooth Sailing™
Top Deck

Smooth Sailing™ Top Deck
Smooth Sailing Standard is a clear environmentally friendly, low drag, bottom coating with no toxins added. $39.98 Quart Smooth Sailing Antifouling is a low drag, bottom coating which uses copper to keep growths away. $39.98 Quart See Smooth Sailing™ Antifouling vs VC 17m Smooth Sailing Urethane is a low drag, bottom coating which lasts up to a decade. Available in white, charcoal gray, or navy blue. $39.98 Quart Smooth Sailing Top Deck is a high build epoxy, non-skid topcoat providing safety to top deck refinishing. Available in white. One quart covers 25 sq. ft. $39.98 Quart
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Click the "Buy Now" button below to order a 2-oz. sample of Smooth Sailing™ Antifouling suitable for covering approximately 3 sq. ft. of your mooring buoy, boat cradle, or dock braces. This is our copper Teflon product.

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Durall Marine Products is focused on keeping your boat bottom clean while reducing drag. As a result, our product line is streamlined with three choices of non-stick bottom coatings, and one high build, non-slip topside coating.
Durall Smooth Sailing™ Standard
Smooth Sailing Standard is a clear environmentally friendly, low drag, bottom coating with no toxins added.
Durall Smooth Sailing™ Antifouling
Smooth Sailing Antifouling is a low drag, bottom coating which uses copper to keep growths away.
Durall Smooth Sailing™ Urethane
Smooth Sailing Urethane is a low drag, bottom coating which lasts up to a decade. Available in white, charcoal gray, or navy blue.
Durall Smooth Sailing™ Top Deck
Smooth Sailing Top Deck is a high build epoxy, non-skid topcoat providing safety to top deck refinishing. Available in white. One quart covers 25 sq. ft.
We Highly Recommend Durall® Smooth-Sailing Boat Bottom Paints
for Your Boat Bottom Repair and Maintenance Projects!
Smooth Sailing™ Antifouling vs VC 17m

A report from Durall President, Harvey Chichester, on his recent experience comparing Smooth Sailing Antifouling and Interlux VC 17m

During the 2007 boating season on the St. Croix river (forming the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin), I raced my Ranger 23 Tall Rig only to find out that I could not break 3.5 knots. I posted a complaint on the MSN Ranger 23 Group website asking why I was losing races due to this lack of speed.

I had lots of tips about sails and the like but a few Ranger 23 members asked if my hull was clean. Even though I had scrubbed the boat hull with a long handled brush during the season, when I took the boat out at the end of the season, I found that the shady bottom of the boat was covered with hard-to-remove fibrous growths. The growths had formed a thin mat over much of the bottom of the hull.

In the spring of 2008, I sanded my boat bottom, keel, and rudder and applied VC 17m to the port sides and Smooth Sailing Antifouling to the starboard sides of the boat bottom, keel, and rudder.During 2008, I was delighted at the increase in velocity, achieving speeds up to 7.1 knots and taking a second place in the Hudson to Prescott to Hudson race, even beating several J 80s.I intentionally did not wash the boat bottom all season (7 months).

When I took the boat out at the end of the 2008 season this is what I found.

Both sides of the boat bottom, keel, and rudder had a thin layer of dead slime about 1/32 of an inch thick, except along the bottom six inches of the keel which had been scrubbed by bottom silt and sand when I had run aground a few times during the season.

The Port side (VC 17m) had a lot of blue (my original bottom paint) showing through and was virtually gone on the rudder. The starboard side of the boat with the Smooth Sailing Antifouling was still copper colored over about 90% of the surfaces.

Both sides had some areas that had never been coated where the trailer cradle wheels were and also a few long lines along the bottom that had ropes holding the boat to the trailer that I was afraid to remove so had coated around. Those areas remained fiber free.

I had left a two foot long bare area on the bottom of the port side where I had a strip of Smooth Sailing, a gap with the old blue bottom paint never coated, and a small area of a Urethane Teflon coating in white. In this area, the Smooth Sailing Antifouling was still strong and untouched. There were fibers growing on the old blue bottom paint, and the Urethane Teflon coating had no fibers but did not rinse off fast like the copper bottom VC 17m or the Smooth Sailing Antifouling. The slime covering the Urethane Teflon did come off when I wiped it with a finger.

For the 2009 racing season, I will definitely be putting two coats of Smooth Sailing Antifouling copper on my Ranger bottom, keel, and rudder. Along with washing the boat bottom every two months, I expect these improvements to produce a number of first place finishes.

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