Get pics and vid from Rick at Rebel Jet boats – theyre facebook page has two great shots, plus decent vid:  Jet boats were initially designed by Sir William Hamilton to develop a alternative to spinning props on the lower units on power boats.  In rocky, shallow waters of NZ regular prop style units are easily destroyed by constant contact with harsh terrain.  So Sir Hamiltion created an engine system that utilized a water jet rather than a spinning prop to overcome this obstacle.  As a result of this new found freedom from props, jet boaters are some of the biggest yahoos on the planet.  Jumping beaver dams, powersliding through shallow water shoals, and generally racing around in berserker mode.  Jet boaters even have a move called a “crash stop“, and yet most jet boats have NOTHING on their hulls to protect them from scraping and the friction stick that will cause a huge momentum loss…  Or, perhaps worse, some jet boats actually drill holes in the hull of the boat and use screws and washers to hold heavy and cumbersome plastic sheets to their hulls in the name of protection.  This plastic is protective, but definitely does NOT increase performance.


Wetlander is a slick and durable bottom paint that will help improve the overall performance of your jet boat while giving you some protection from scrapes and gouges too.  By coating your boat in Wetlander you will get a boat that slides over obstacles easily, moves through the water better, and can get you through the SKINNIEST stretches of shallow water with less momentum loss.  Your boat will also launch and load much easier.  Because Wetlander is a waterborne two-part epoxy, you will also have the benefit of the great adhesion and toughness that epoxies are know for, whether fiberglass, gel coat or aluminum.

Rebel jet boat fly fisherman on the rocks


Marc Beaudin, FibroMobile  gzpaint@gmail.com

I will do so now
A customer was just in dropping A boat for his brother
We just done his sea ray Centrr consol in black Wearlon this winter
On gps going from 36 miles per hour to now 44 miles per hours
He said this is a 20% increase

“Best product out there .This product is one of the best I ever work with ,I will have a Wearlon section built on my web site with customer feedbacks on the product ,check the video of glue adhesion ,this product is so slippery,looking so cool is one of the perks !!!!”

From user BNT5 on Tinboat.net:

“I took the boat out this weekend for the first time with Wetlander on the bottom. I loaded it on the trailer off the blocks it was on with ease, the last 3 feet I just winched the boat onto the runners and it slid so easy, what used to take two hands to turn the winch I could do with 3 fingers. I also strapped the boat better on both sides at the aft end to minimize side to side sliding on the trailer.

I got to the ramp and waited until the boat was about 5 ft from water to remove transom straps, backed the boat into the water and backward winched the boat off the trailer, I had to hang onto the front of the boat in order to remove winch strap, once it was off, the boat just slid backwards into the water and floated off on its own…major improvement from before. I had three adult guys in boat and full fishing gear, each guy weighed about 225 lbs so I was kinda nervous about my speed test. Before the bottom coating I was clocking in around 28-29 mph with just myself, tackle bag and rods. With the three adults I was hitting 31.7 on a smooth lake, and almost 35 mph with just myself on a choppy, windy lake!! I am estimating a 5-6 mph speed increase just from Wetlander”

From Al M. in Canada:

“Hi Scott , AL McDonald here in the NWT , northern Canada. I purchased your wetlander slick boat bottom coating late last fall and applied it to my 16.5 jet boat.this fall i took this boat into some of the Mackenzie Mountain rivers. You had questioned whether the product was suitable in high impact situations. Well i spent two weeks prowling around these shallow rivers with this boat with a mercury 80hp outboard jet. I scraped across, hit , ground into , and crashed into numerous rocky shallow gravel bars. Once i got home i put the unit in the shop to look at the bottom damage. There was NO damage except for the scuff marks, same as running your fingernail over a painted surface. No scratches, or gouges.to tell you i was not surprised, because during application and after curing , i beat on that hull with some pretty big hammers and beat a garden rake on it, actually wrecked the rake. My fuel economy could actually be measured, and so could the speed. The thing that you had to be careful of was the hull would skid out coming down some of the steep rapids. I did a lot of back steering to correct the skid. I am impressed and thoroughly pleased with your product , and will be purchasing for other boats.”

If you are in Australia or New Zealand, please contact our southern hemisphere Wetlander dealer:

For information or to order contact

Paul Mullan

Phone: 027 284 9194

Email: paul@blackmagic.com.au

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