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TotalBoat Underdog Bottom Paint Customer Questions and Answers

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I have a 27 foot boat by 10 feet wide how many gal do i need?

Asked on 01/27/2014 by Undisclosed

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I used one gallon on my 26 foot tri and covered all three hulls. Follow the instructions and do the prep work carefully!

Answered on 01/28/2014 by marvin eisenberg
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1 GAL SHOULD DO IT

Answered on 01/27/2014 by DONALD SCHULTZ

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2 coats , 2 gal. I have a boat the same size....

Answered on 01/27/2014 by KEN DESIATA

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My guess is two gallons for the two coats needed.

Answered on 01/27/2014 by HARVEY WAXMAN

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One I think. My Mako is 22' and I got a good 2 coats on it last spring out of a gallon. Ken

Answered on 01/27/2014 by KEN FORRESTER

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I used 1 gallon on a 30 by 10

Answered on 01/27/2014 by ED KUCERA

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I have a 25 ft with 8' beam. I used a little over 1/2 gal. Its thin but coats very well. If you want to do 2 coats get 2 gal

Answered on 01/27/2014 by NATHAN KING

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My coverage on a 25 x 8 was 90% of a gallon per heavy coat.

Answered on 01/27/2014 by JOHN HENNINGS

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Our boat is 26 x 6. We got two coats from one gallon, with barely an inch left over.

Answered on 01/28/2014 by TOM GIBSON

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I have a 27 ft Catalina. I use 1 gallon easily.

Answered on 01/28/2014 by LORI COOK
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With two coats, will this paint last two seasons with the boat left in the water? Mid-Cheseapeake bay region. Bill

Asked on 02/28/2016 by Bil Boyle

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I use Underdog on a wood Grand Banks here in the Great Lakes and it works well as a one season paint for me. For multi year use in your area, probably upgrading would be better depending on your hull and local waters. Our glass Chris Craft got two coats of JD Select in 2014 and will only need touch up this spring. Have a nice season.

Answered on 02/29/2016 by ROBERT HART
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Hi Bill I do one coat a year. I always question the need, it seems that i could go a second year on it. Having said that, by boat is out of the water (and is pressure washed) for the winter. My guess would be yes, it would probably last two years with two coats. BTW, the coverage is suprisingly good. My boat is a 30 ft with a fin keel, and it takes about a gallon for one coat. Good luck! -Dave Lake Champlain, VT

Answered on 02/29/2016 by DAVID BELANGER

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Yes. Worked for me. Left the boat in the water all summer, out for the winter, and back in the whole next summer. Very good value for the price. Application was easy, used one gallon for two coats on a 26 ft. Sailboat.,

Answered on 02/28/2016 by Tom Lauka

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Not sure about salt water but it will in freshwater (Midwest lakes)

Answered on 02/28/2016 by WINDWALKER WOODS

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Bill, I'm afraid I don't know of a clear answer to this. The paint is designed to wear off, so it's dependent on too many things. I wouldn't spend twice the money and effort on the chance.

Answered on 02/29/2016 by THOMAS HEBERT

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I do the last two feet just below the waterline each year. The rest is good to go

Answered on 02/28/2016 by JIM ZEVALKINK

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Two seasons with the boat out of the water for the winter in between, at Buffalo N.Y.

Answered on 03/08/2016 by Don Last Name

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Couldn't say: I paint every season and Long Island sound is probably different than Chesepeak!

Answered on 02/29/2016 by Robert Williamso
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which red is it? I'm hoping for an "old world" red or dark red

Asked on 11/21/2013 by linda a

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Pretty dark. Not sure what "old world" red is. It matches our bark tan sails nicely.

Answered on 11/21/2013 by TOM GIBSON
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Sorry I can't answer the question,I bought the black paint.I can tell you that it went on easy and it covered my boat which is a 27'Sea Ray with a 10'beam and I had some left over.

Answered on 11/22/2013 by Larry P

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Yes it is a dark red. It went on pretty bright but dries dark. For the money I would recommend it. Coats well without the buildup.

Answered on 11/21/2013 by NATHAN KING

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I bought black, sorry. I know thereae different shades, but when in the water they all look the same, black that is.

Answered on 11/21/2013 by marvin eisenberg

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Don't know I bought Blue

Answered on 11/22/2013 by noemar noemar

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I'm not familiar with "select red". Look up mcclearwater dot org and click on Environmental Sail Program in the menu (6th entry). That is the boat. Bottom paint is the color of the sails. Scroll down to smaller pic to see hull with a bit of bottom paint showing. Hope this helps.

Answered on 11/21/2013 by TOM GIBSON

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Is the JD select red the same shade of red?

Answered on 11/21/2013 by linda a
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Would this paint be ideal for a trailered boat? I have a 19 flats boat that needs to be painted over the gel coat would it stick to gel coat?

Asked on 02/11/2016 by Brent Durstine

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Sticks well to gelcoat....used on my sailboat for past three years in fresh water....great product.

Answered on 02/11/2016 by Tal lytle
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The bottom I sand before I apply this paint. Plus I do it every year. But my boat is on land in a boat yard for 1/2 the year. It sticks there.

Answered on 02/11/2016 by ED KUCERA

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Thanks ED. My question was will it stick to gel coat or does all the gel coat need to be sanded off? My boat doesn't get stored in the water, it is trailered to the ramp then trailered back home. I wanting to know if that affects the paint at all being out of the water? Thanks again.

Answered on 02/11/2016 by Brent Durstine

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I can't really say,but it will stick to a barrier coat if you put one on, and the barrier is great in preventing blistering in the gel coat

Answered on 02/12/2016 by DAVID CAMPBELL

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IY WILL BUT I WOULD PUT A LIGHT SANDING FIRST, WHEN YOU PUT ON A SECONDCOAT JUST WASH THE BOTTOM FIRST

Answered on 02/12/2016 by JAMES SVACIL

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It works on my 1978 Hunter Sailboat, which is fiberglass, on the bottom. Not sure it stick to the sides if that what you are asking. Buy one can and try it.

Answered on 02/11/2016 by ED KUCERA
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Is this product compatible over VC17?

Asked on 04/16/2015 by Todd Duffett

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Not many paints are compatible with VC17 so no surprise but thought I would ask to see who know for sure. Thanks.

Answered on 04/16/2015 by Todd Duffett
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It's not what I would use over VC17, being a solvent base paint that is probably incomparable. The VC17 specs should give a better clue as to what you may apply over it. Underdog works fine on my wood boat for an annual application on the Great Lakes.

Answered on 04/16/2015 by ROBERT HART

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A thin film ablative paint with PTFE.

Answered on 04/16/2015 by Todd Duffett

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I have no idea what VC17 is! Best ask the manufacturer. It is a good paint and did what it was spposed to do. Bob Williamson

Answered on 04/17/2015 by Robert Williamso

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I am not able to compare to VC17 as I have never used it. I am very satisfied with Total Boat Underdog

Answered on 04/17/2015 by Don Last Name

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I have no idea what VC17 is!

Answered on 04/16/2015 by Tom Lauka
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can I use this product to paint the bottom of a fiberglass boat ?

Asked on 04/27/2016 by Ralph Curry

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very easy to apply

Answered on 05/03/2016 by RUPERT SIMMONS
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Very easy to apply

Answered on 05/03/2016 by RUPERT SIMMONS

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Yes you. It is very easy to apply.

Answered on 04/27/2016 by RUPERT SIMMONS

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Most definitely...

Answered on 04/27/2016 by KEN DESIATA

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Yes.

Answered on 04/28/2016 by ZHENG LI
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How's underdog anti fouling paint for freshwater boats?

Asked on 03/19/2016 by Undisclosed

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Great stuff has been on my boat for a year n no growth

Answered on 03/19/2016 by ERIC JUNTUNEN
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I do not know. I've only used it in salt water and it was useless. After less than 12 months, the bottom was totally covered in barnacle. I was very disappointed but it might work in fresh water.

Answered on 03/20/2016 by RICHARD DECOMMER

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It works pretty good on algae slime in the partially salt water Im used to.Expect to give your boat a soft brush down about halfway through your season.For the price I have no problems using this paint against barnacles and slime and I have a working fleet of 15 boats.

Answered on 03/19/2016 by WILLIAM WALDRON

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I used my boat in brackash water, after 6 months of leaving in a slip the bottom was free of any growth

Answered on 03/19/2016 by CHARLES FREEMAN

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I can't answer your question exactly about fresh water because I use my boat exclusively in salt water. My boat is also kept on a trailer. I put two coats on my boat and it looked as good at the end of the season as it did at the beginning. I only plan to roll one coat along the sides, under the boot stripe for this coming season. Highly recommend this product.

Answered on 03/19/2016 by TERRY CRONIN
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How does this compare to JD Select for a trailer boat and what is the max launch activating time?( JD Select is 18 months)

Asked on 02/18/2014 by James sickle

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I have a 33' Morgan O/I. She was splashed late May & pulled mid Oct. Last year was the first year of use. I was not at hand when she was pressure washed when at haul out - I assume it worked OK since the bottom was clean when delivered to by side yard. DC

Answered on 02/21/2014 by RICHARD CARTELLI
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It it on a trailer boat? Fade? How long on your boat? TY

Answered on 02/19/2014 by James sickle

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i have never used jd select but i have used all major brand types of ableitive bottom paint on just about all applications, power boats, sailboats,and trailer boats and found that this paint and the lower priced ableitive paints tend to be less ableitive and harder and more suited for fast powerboats and trailer boats but i would not use them for long time in water storage or slow sailboats on a mooring. as far as launch time i recoat every spring.

Answered on 02/20/2014 by WILLIAM MCGRAIL

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Sorry James, Since I have not used JD Select I can't compare. Isail Penobscot Bay & am happy with "Underdog's" performance. DC

Answered on 02/19/2014 by RICHARD CARTELLI

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James, I never used JD Select so I really can't answer your question. One comment I can make is the bottom paint with the growth inhibitors didn't flow smoothly when I applied it to the bottom of my boat which at the time the boat was upside down. Wish I could be more help.

Answered on 02/19/2014 by HAROLD HALSEY
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What was the prep for this product?

Asked on 07/14/2013 by Charles Mack

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Just the usual,sand and clean the bottom.Paint went on easy..

Answered on 08/06/2013 by Larry P
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Very little prep is required, pressure wash the hull, sand lightly over glazed and surfaces where scum is clinging. Wipe off and paint. This product is only meant to be a temporally covering. I replace bottom paint annualy here on Lake Michigan Rick N

Answered on 08/06/2013 by RICHARD NORTHRUP

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Simple pressure wash light sanding And paint

Answered on 07/31/2013 by ROBERT AUSTIN

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Sand with 80 grit first time then 120 grit 2 more times your good.

Answered on 07/14/2013 by DAVID GEARMAN

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80 grit sanding then wipe down with denatured alcohol.

Answered on 07/17/2013 by MARK SHEPARD
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how much dry time?

Asked on 04/26/2016 by craig kerschner

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As I recall it dried within a few minutes to the touch. I really don't know how long it took to cure. We usually got up to Erie to wax and paint one weekend and then another weekend to put her into the water so by then it was fairly cured I'm sure.

Answered on 04/26/2016 by WALTER KING
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4 HRS

Answered on 04/26/2016 by DONALD SCHULTZ

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On a good drying day a few hours seems sufficient. After one (maybe two) hours it is dry to the touch. That said I did not have opportunity to see if "dry to the touch" is dry enough to launch. But my guess is that it is.

Answered on 04/26/2016 by TOM GIBSON

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A day

Answered on 04/26/2016 by ED KUCERA
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