It’s Time for the 2016 Bottom Paint Survey



How did your bottom paint work this season?

Tell us how your bottom paint performed this season. Your answers to this quick survey will be plotted on an interactive map, letting you see what paints others are using and how they fared across a wide range of boat types, usage frequency, and fouling conditions.

Last year, over 1,400 boaters completed our antifouling paint survey. You’ll be able to compare fresh data to last year’s results. Did you spend more, or less time on the water this year? Did you switch paint for 2016? Did you have your boat’s bottom cleaned during the season? Continue reading

Over 1000 Entries on Bottom Paint Survey Map!

It’s pretty exciting that over 1000 boaters have taken the time to fill out the 2015 Post Season Bottom Paint Survey, pinning their results and location on a live Google map. Check out the latest results and better yet – take full advantage of the map and read the results of boaters nearby your own port.

Reports and an early look at this map indicates that paints that performed well over the past many years might have had a tough season this year. How did your own paint fare?

The survey takes less than one minute and if you take the time to check out the results compared to your own experience, you might find a new paint to try next year with a decent amount of confidence in it’s performance.

Check it out! Take the survey here or if you’ve already taken it – check out the latest MAP of the results! It’s an impressive amount of data that we will compile into a readable form with some overall looks at what the boaters are telling us about best and worst performing paints this season.

Bottom Paint – Bring on the Banter

We told you about the early results we are getting with the Bottom Paint testing going on with Roger William University Marine Biology students. People are chiming in on all our social media channels about their own experiences and our LIVE interactive Map is being populated with each and every response to the survey. 

And every one of those pins is a boat and a customer with data and analysis about the performance of their bottom paint. Already – with a small portion of the data collected – there is so much to see and learn about paints and what seems to be working in particular areas as compared to others.

Because of the great response and plentiful conversation about bottom paint – we have devoted an entire Forum thread to discussions about bottom paint. Hop on over to the thread here and get involved. Tell us what you think about your bottom paint, about our survey, about the research we are doing, about our TotalBoat Antifouling paints and whatever else is on your bottom and on your mind!

And check out the Live Interactive Map of the results as they are entered.

All the rest of the extensive research/ testing and chatter can be found using these links below: