Boat bottom paints are expensive and there are a lot of different types. Considerations for buying antifouling paint include not only cost, but the substrate you're painting, the compatibility of the previous bottom paint with the new bottom paint, how often you use your boat, water conditions (salt water, fresh water, brackish water, etc.), water temperature (more fouling occurs in warmer waters), and environmental regulations, such as restrictions on copper content and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Each bottom paint manufacturer has a compatibility chart showing the compatibility of their bottom paints with those of other brands. Be sure to take a look at the compatibility chart before making your final decision.
Here are TotalBoat bottom paints recommended for different conditions. For more details about choosing the right bottom paint for your boat and boating conditions, take a look at Which Bottom Paint Should I Use?
Comparison Chart for TotalBoat Bottom Paints
|TotalBoat Spartan||TotalBoat Krypton||TotalBoat JD Select||TotalBoat Underdog||TotalBoat AlumiPaint AF||TotalBoat Outdrive AF||TotalBoat Inflatable Boat Paint|
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* Krypton provides full-season protection in salt water, where the water flow is unrestricted. It can provide multi-season protection if you do your boating in fresh water.