Wetlander is a very slick and durable boat bottom coating for shallow water boats, skiffs, and all flat bottom jon boats. And, it has great adhesion to both aluminum and fiberglass.
Wetlander is for serious outdoor sportsmen. Whether you’re hunting ducks out of a jon boat, pulling steelhead from a drift boat, tearing through backwaters in a mudboat, or slipping through hidden glades on an airboat, Wetlander can get you there better and faster. From the Pacific Northwest to the Florida panhandle, boaters need an easy to apply, hard and slippery bottom paint that allows their boats to get past any obstacle without fear of getting slowed down or stuck. With Wearlon Wetlander technology, you can make your boat better than it was before…
Better. Stronger. Faster.
Wetlander is being used by thousands of boaters and boat builders for 6 reasons:
1.) Super Slick: A picture is worth a thousand words:
2.) Durable: The Wetlander chemistry uses a special Wearlon® epoxy backbone for durability in extreme environments. Wetlander will not chip, crack or flake away like some other bottom coatings. The only way to get Wetlander off your hull is to wear it away with constant abrasion.
3.) Flexible: All boats flex. Fiberglass boats flex. Aluminum boats flex a lot. Your bottom coating needs to be able to flex with it. If a bottom coating is not flexible, it will crack and fall off in chunks. Wetlander is very flexible.
4.) Easy to apply: Although Wetlander is an advanced industrial coating, it goes on just like a paint – just roll or spray it on. Quick and easy to apply with basic minimal prep, Wetlander goes on smooth without drips and sags. Wetlander adheres tenaciously to aluminum, fiberglass, gel coats and most pre-existing hull coatings. Easy to touch up and no Hazardous Material charges or concerns.
5.) Easy to touch up: If you ever need to touch up some spots on your hull, it’s easy with Wetlander. Just roughen up the area with some sandpaper, wipe with acetone and then apply more Wetlander. No need to pull your motor, rigging and hardware off. Just tip the boat up (or leave it on the trailer) and roll on more Wetlander. You can easily roll it on upside down.
6.) Specially engineered by Plastic Maritime Corp, a longstanding and distinguished company: For over three decades PMC has been on the technological forefront within the waterbased industrial coatings class for achieving optimal results in areas of nonstick, anti-friction, hydrophobics, and water drag resistance. This unique coating is better known as Wearlon®. Our Wearlon Speedcoat-49 and Super-F marine series is being used by champion boat racing teams to win races and set world records. And leisure boaters value both the fuel consumption savings and the foul-release properties Wearlon marine coatings offer. Since PMC introduced “Wetlander”, our shallow water boat coating line, it has become a best selling national brand for this market. Wetlander was specifically engineered by our R &D team to create a perfect fit for extreme shallow water boaters; a coating that is slick, durable and reduces friction.
Wetlander for a slick drift boat hull:
A bare aluminum or fiberglass drift boat can “stick” to shallow river rocks due to friction. At the very least, this friction grab will make floating down the river more difficult, dangerous, and abusive to your hull. By applying Wetlander to the hull, the coefficient of friction is dramatically reduced, which allows the hull of the boat to slip and slide over obstructions, rather than getting hung up. With Wetlander, pro guides and weekend warriors alike can get through the skinniest of water, with little to no danger of spinning or getting hung up. And those “unimproved launches“?! Those are luge runs now; so hold on tight.
Previously, there were two brands of bottom coatings for driftboaters. Wetlander is currently revolutionizing this market by giving floaters what they want; a super slick, flexible coating that will stay on their hull without chipping, flaking or cracking. Easy to apply and touch up, and can even be applied without flipping the boat over.
Make your jonboat, duck boat or mudboat super slick with Wetlander:
A surface drive motor on an aluminum jon boat will get you to a lot of places that other boats just can’t get to. In lakes all over North America, duck hunters who hunt out of layouts or aluminum jon boats are finding Wetlander will get them through just about any situation imaginable.
Anyone who has been on a jon boat in the pudding or in a stretch of floating lily pads knows: Once you stop, getting up and out can be really, really hard. The key is to not lose momentum! Adding super slick Wetlander to your hull and you can get through floating vegetation, skinny water and muddy pudding without losing precious momentum and speed. Tear through that stuff and get there. At Wetlander, we believe you should spend your time hunting and fishing, getting your limit, not spending your time poling or winching your way through thick veg and mud.
Watch Cactus Matt of Florida zip through the floating vegetation in his mud boat. Matt has a Wetlander 3 Layer kit on his custom boat.
Wetlander slick bottom for airboats:
Naturally, having the least amount of friction on an airboat hull will get you farther, faster and deeper into previously unexplored areas. A Wetlander-coated airboat hull is easier to launch and load on the trailer, gets over dry land easily, and gets more thrust for your boat, without having to add horsepower.
In the southern US, bayous, swamps, and marshes present airboaters with muddy shallow water, standing sawgrass, grassy hills, submerged stumps, etc… By applying Wetlander to their hulls, airboaters are getting to places they simply could not get to before. And they are getting there faster. Here is a DynaMarine airboat going 101.6 MPH on the GPS.
In the more temperate areas of North America, airboats need a slick and tough coating that allows them to get through the transitions from open water to frozen ice shelves, and up onto slushy snow-covered banks. Wetlander is proving that slicker is better, and that flexibility is a strength.
When we launched Wetlander in 2011, nobody had ever heard of us. Now, after coating jonboats, skiffs, jet sleds, driftboats, airboats, prams, dories, canoes, kayaks, duck boats, and gheenoes, we are confidently helping boaters from all over the world increase the performance of their boat, with a minimal investment.