NeverWet

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by SaltOntheBrain, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. SaltOntheBrain
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    SaltOntheBrain Senior Member

    Anybody get the bright idea to try Rustoleum's NeverWet on a boat hull? Does it make a difference in performance at planning or displacement speeds?

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  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    As far as I know, it is about the same as Thompson Water Seal. I tried it and it made me lose speed. It ended up with a layer of goop after a day in salt water.
     
  3. jonr
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    It has a slightly rough and not too durable surface - I have to say that I haven't really found a good use for it.
     
  4. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Thompsons and NeverWet aren't the same chemically. NeverWet will wear off quickly, while Thompsoms will last a wee bit longer. Thompsons will contaminate the surface with wax that is difficult to remove if you plan on painting the surface at some point.
     
  5. SaltOntheBrain
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    SaltOntheBrain Senior Member

    Thanks for saving me the trouble, gonzo. It looked pretty interesting in their videos.
     

  6. Stumble
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    Neverwet says it needs to be constantly exposed to air to work. So it may be worth the experiment on a planning hull, but on a sailboat it would fail quickly.
     
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