Harder Ablative Anti-fouling
"I haven't Painted in 7 years but I take sailing Charters 6
days a week. I figured it was time,"
Sundance Dave, Captain of Sundance, Fort Myers Beach. He's a great bar
musician, too! When you're coming thru Ft Myers Beach, ask where 'Sundance Dave'
(WE THINK HE WAITED TOO LONG)
posting more of your endorsements here, please send them to website chat rooms
or boating publications or your local waterfront newspapers! It sure
Ed "I make the paint" Donlin
Iím Bill Betz from
I purchased your paint this past Spring and applied as instructed. I
pulled the boat out this morning and I was amazed there was no growth on the
bottom at all, where your paint had been applied It definitely lives up to
your promise. The guys at my
were very impressed with your bottom paint and Iím told that you will
be receiving more Phone calls from
Thanks again for a great product
Ed and Marion;
me Frank Kumpan from the Huguenot Yacht Club, located in New
Rochelle, New York. I must say it was a real pleasure meeting you again at
the New York boat show this year (06). The paint is the best I have used in
my boating career. I have been using your product for approx. 6 years. My
fellow memberís also are very satisfied with the results from the paint
that they had applied last year (05) when I purchased 24 gallons for my
Buddies at the club. We all rave about it.
there are any non-believers, you can e-mail this writer at
(sorry this link needs to be copied and pasted into
and I will make you a believer.
E Kumpan Scarsdale NY
This stagnant panel set was left at Steadman's Boat Yard in Key West Florida
for over one year with one coat of Super Shipbottom on the top panel and a bare
panel underneath. We are great against soft growth as shown here!
This panel set was placed at Pericho Harbor in Cortez Florida for over a year.
Your paint has created quite a stir at Huguenot Yacht Club.
Huguenot is a 111 year old yacht club located in the western end of
Long Island Sound in New Rochelle,
. It sounds like about half of
the membership is using your bottom paint.
Based on other members recommendation, I want to purchase 4 gallons of
your blue Super Shipbottom paint for my new boat.
Give me a call so we can work out the details.
"11 years I've used this paint," Reverend Paul .........,
"it's great but make sure they send you the right color!"
(We did send him the wrong color one year, get over it!)
Ed: I don't know if you remember us. We
purchased a gallon of your paint last April for a customer who complained
about bottom painting every year. We used your paint (you mixed a special
color brown for us!) and it held up very well. The boat sat in S. Jersey
marina from 4/15/03 to 11/10/03. The owner indicated when it was pulled it had
very little attached growth. Unfortunately, the "marina gorilla"
power washed too closely in a few areas and went down to the gel coat. The
rest of the area really does not look bad. Should we simply put another coat
on the waterline and touch up the bare areas or repaint the entire bottom? The
customer is holding our feet to the coals and we would prefer to simply touch
Next season ( when we have depeleted our supply
on interlux products purchased from a bankrupt marine supply house in
2001) we will use your products exclusively. It did everthing you claimed and
is superior to any other product we have used in the past twenty years of
Also, we have always wiped the bottom with
acetone prior to applying a new coat of paint. Is this necessary with your
paint provided the bottom is free of growth?
Thanks for the advice.
J.E. CUESTA & CO., INC.
P.O. BOX 188
VALLEY FORGE, PA 19481
Just repaint area affected by the gorilla and put it back in the water. We want
a clean dry surface to attach to but beyond that we have our own etcher in our
paint. We sell quarts, 1/2 gallons & gallons so if you need a small quantity
just give us a call. Happy you and your customer are satisfied with our product.
Ed (I make the paint) Donlin
I am about to purchase a 37' Endeavour from Craig Parks (who works @
the Marine Surplus store in Ft. Myers- where the vessel is currently slipped).
He mentioned that he knows you & currently has your paint on the vessel; it
has just been over 2 years since he painted the bottom. We outhauled the vessel
@ the sea trial/ survey & I was quite impressed with the condition of the
paint; although the boat had many, many small osmotic blisters that I am quite
concerned about. I have already mentioned it to several of my sailing friends
who also seem interested.
Thanx for all your research & effort in making this hard/ablative paint
available. I look forward to hearing from you. If you choose to call I live
in St. Petersburg, Fl..
SAILOR AND POWERBOAT REPORT STATED IN FOUR
YEARLY BOTTOM PAINT REPORTS THAT "SHIPBOTTOM" PAINT WAS EXCELLENT FOR
4 SEASONS IN A ROW MARCH ISSUES 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999
We haven't changed the paint formula one bit since
Feb. 21, 2003
I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you that your product is
amazing! Except for a little slime that washed
right off after I took her out
for the season, there wasn't a
speck of growth on the bottom!
I am very impressed with your product and I am
recommending it to every boater I know!
Happy in Boston, Bob Rand, Boston, Ma.
"The best bottom paint our yard has ever used. We are a busy yard and like
to save time and we don't need our customers coming back to often. We can cover
over most other paint without worrying about compatability and without heavy
prep. Excellent performance and reliability. Our water is hot all year and
growth is terrible but Shipbottom has worked for us since 1991 and I tell
everyone about it," Ted Andrews, owner Compass Rose Marina, Fort Myers
Beach Florida. 239-463-2400 (Ted
sold the Marina in 2004 but his workers are still there. If you call ask for
Scott or Bob) Compass Rose was blown down during Hurricane in 2005
"I think you guys make a great paint! I use it on my boat in Boca Raton, Florida
and on my boat in Brigantine, NJ. It works great in both places." Mal Spinrad
"I use it on my boat, but I'd be out of business if I told my customers
about it," Anonymous boat yard manager from Long Island, N.Y.
year I put one coat on just like Jack Jones told me in 1987 and every year it
would be real clean. I told other boater at the marina about Shipbottom and the
smart ones switched. After I bought a house in a slow moving canal I skipped a
couple years. I think it's a great paint.
aren't you guys rich and famous?" Tom Hlasney, Clearwater,
What would we do with all that money? If Interlux came by with a barrel full of money I'd retire to
Florida (never mind I'm already a Floridian) The Interlux chemists would set
about to make Super Shipbottom easier to produce and more profitable and we all
know what that does to a great bottom paint!
Innovative Marine Coatings, Inc
15770 Lake Candlewood Dr.
Fort Myers, Fl. 33908
Tel: 239-466-5670 or 800-466-7144