The last few weeks have been dragging on with this Wetlander Slick Bottom Coating. I first tested the boat with out the Wetlander kit on it by doing a friction test and water leak test. This was on an Alumacraft 1436 LT riveted jon boat. The drag test went without issue, but this Alumacraft boat was awfully leaky for a boat that was just over a year old…
I flipped the boat upside down, and looked it over before I started the prep work. Then I found it… a cracked rivet. So that got replaced, and then the boat was sanded down. After the boat was sanded and cleaned, the Wetlander Primer was applied. The kit I got was the half gallon, 2-part kit (Primer+Top coat).
Once that primer was on, the Wetlander Top coat went on. It went on identically to the Wetlander Primer. The only thing is when you first start to apply the Wetlander Topcoat, its going to look like its beading up, like water on a waxed car, this is normal. Wait for it to dry a little and go back over it with out re-wetting your brush or roller and it will lay down and look better. After you get that first coat of Wetlander Topcoat down, you shouldn’t see that beading up any more and you can go on your way!
So now the Wetlander Slick Bottom Coating is now on this Alumacraft 1436 LT riveted jon boat and its time to test it out. We won’t be able to put it out on the water yet because I need to fix the transom, but I went ahead and did the friction drag test again! Here is the video!