A good friend of mine Rob Naughton of Pendleton Oregon has been telling me about his plans to upgrade his Willie Driftboat bottom from Gluvit to something a little higher tech. He has been researching a specialty coating called Wetlander which he tells me was designed for use on airboats and race foils, because of it’s ultra slippery but durable properties. Rob has always been a great mentor to me in my professional, personal and fishing life and he definitely did his research on this project. I think the results look spectacular and I can’t wait to go for a ride in some skinny spring water.
Wetlander has a great video on their website of a dog trying to stand on a finished boat bottom and it is unable to even stand, this stuff is REALLY slick. Rob agreed to let me post his great how-to video for the benefit of the Central Oregon drift boat crowd. At the end of the video he has some great drift boating photos and some great music. Enjoy!