May 10, 2019
This goes on well with a roller and sands much easier than Baltoplate. I was concerned about this year's packaging- the can arrived a little battered, although not breaking the seal
April 24, 2012
Have used this VC Offshore for 10+ yrs on my 34PC Formula cruiser on Lake Michigan. Boat sits in slip all week long and only has about a 1/2' of lite mossy grass at the waterline. Take boat out for a run and most washes off. At end of season haul boat and pressure wash the bottom, lite (1/4") scum comes off real easy then in spring I take a small 4" roller and part of a qt of VC Offshore and touch up where the straps or the hydraulic trailer pads touched and it looks like brand new. My hull would out run any other boat in my class, ie: 33+ Sea Rays, Rinkers, Four Winns etc I attribute the great speed to my VC Offshore bottom paint w/ teflon (vs their ablative paints) and my outdrives vs the others w/ v-drives. Excellent product but make sure bottom is clean prior to applying.
November 26, 2009
I have gotten two years of good service on the VC Offshore coating my boat's belly. It's time for a bottom job and, after two seasons of trophies and winning MYC's Boat of the Year, I wouldn't consider anything else. This coating can be burmished to a mirror like finish and man, is that fast! I would say this is a racer's finish, because you'll need to give it regular bottom scrubbings to keep the scum off. We look for every way to squeeze a little more speed, so we're cleaning the bottom before every race anyway. I'll pay a real pro to spray this on. At this price, you want it perfect. SAIL FAST! (but stay behind me)
April 14, 2009
I've used this bottom paint since the 80's when it was called Baltoplate. It works well here in the Caribbean, and if you burnish it, it will not discolor at the waterline.
June 22, 2015
The gallon can was badly damaged and dented to the point where it was nearly impossible to replace the lid. I was forced to empty the contents into another container.
February 22, 2008
I really like the VC offshore. Works great in colder waters here in the northeast. It requires cleaning once a week to keep growth off but you get a nice smooth bottom. I wouldn't recommend it for warm water area or your non-serious racer. Easy to apply via spray or roller