A Trick to Bottom Painting Your Boat

A Trick to Bottom Painting Your Boat

We all know that the modern formulations in boat bottom paint are great for the environment, but not so great at keeping marine growth off the boats hull. It seems that these little creatures will find a nesting spot wherever the brush misses its mark or the application is too thin.

Here’s an old Bahamian trick. Take a small can of Cayenne Pepper and mix it into the paint. Don’t laugh it really works. Nothing and I mean nothing will live or grow on your bottom. That’s your boats bottom!

Jesse Pariseau

Jesse Pariseau

Director of Marketing & Sales at SlideMoor
I have been in the marine business since 1974. I have a BSEE from Northeastern University, specializing in Marine Sciences Instrumentation. I've been an active offshore sailor for most of my adult life having sailed a couple of Whitbread legs and way too many Bermuda races to mention!
Jesse Pariseau

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