Maintaining vessels on freshwater lakes presents distinct advantages compared to the challenges of saltwater environments.

At Freedom Boat Club in Lake Oconee, South Carolina, Hull Pro has been put to the test on a Bennington S22 for the past two years. This case study highlights the exceptional performance of Hull Pro on lakeside vessels and the unique considerations that come with them.

TOP LAKESIDE BENEFITS OF HULL PRO

Hull Pro offers a range of features that make it the optimal choice for lakeside vessel protection:

  • FOULING-RELEASE

    Hull Pro's fouling-release technology is a game-changer, preventing marine growth from adhering to vessel surfaces. This not only streamlines maintenance but also reduces the need for harsh cleaning agents.

    EASY CLEANING

    The coating's ease of cleaning is a standout feature. Hull Pro simplifies the cleaning process, requiring minimal effort, and even light pressure suffices to remove most fouling, turning a potentially tedious task into a hassle-free one.

  • DURABILITY

    Hull Pro's longevity ensures lakeside vessels remain protected for extended periods, making it a reliable and cost-effective choice. Even after 2 years, only a few touch-ups were required for physical damage and dock rash.

    FUEL EFFICIENCY

    Hull Pro's fouling-release properties go a step further by reducing drag. This enhancement in hydrodynamic performance contributes to improved fuel economy, making it a top choice for environmentally conscious boat owners.

LAKESIDE SMOOTH SAILING AT FREEDOM BOAT CLUB: BENNINGTON S22

Difference in Water Types and Growth Rates

The primary distinction that lakeside vessels enjoy is the difference in water types and growth rates when compared to their saltwater counterparts.

Freshwater lakes offer a unique advantage by fostering significantly slower rates of marine growth and fouling. This means that lakeside vessels can remain in the water for longer periods without the pressing need for reset cleanings. By capitalizing on the distinct growth rates of freshwater environments, maintenance schedules can be adjusted, minimizing the overall workload for vessel owners.

The Ease of Cleaning with Hull Pro

The Bennington S22 coated with Hull Pro at Freedom Boat Club Lake Oconee showcases the coating's unparalleled ease of cleaning.

Utilizing only water and a Magic Eraser, vessel maintenance is transformed into a straightforward and efficient task. Light pressure is all that's required to remove most fouling from the Hull Pro-coated logs, making the cleaning process exceptionally user-friendly.

Check out the quick video highlighting before cleaning began, and the amazing effect of a few minutes of scrubbing.

LAKESIDE SMOOTH SAILING AT FREEDOM BOAT CLUB: BENNINGTON S22

Cleaning for Fuel Savings

While lakeside vessels enjoy the benefit of slower fouling growth, it's crucial to recognize that accumulated growth can lead to increased vessel drag, potentially impacting fuel efficiency. To counter this effect, regular cleaning is recommended. Lakeside vessel owners have the flexibility to choose between diving and scrubbing when necessary or pulling the vessel and employing a power wash. These measures help maintain optimal fuel savings and ensure that vessels continue to operate at peak efficiency.

The remarkable performance of Hull Pro on lakeside vessels underscores its superiority in vessel protection. The combination of fouling-release properties, durability, ease of cleaning, and its contribution to enhanced fuel efficiency positions Hull Pro as the ultimate choice for preserving lakeside vessels. The unique dynamics of freshwater lakes provide vessel owners with the opportunity to maximize the benefits of Hull Pro while aligning their maintenance practices with the naturally slower growth rates of these environments, ensuring lakeside vessels remain in prime condition for extended periods.