Hullkote Exceeds Expectations
Steve K. - Portland, CT
"This is a very rare occurrence where my expectations were significantly exceeded beyond the product claims. It actually does do what it says on the bottle, plus more!
It's the best cleaner and the best polish I've ever used, and I've tried most. The fact that it does it simultaneously doesn't compromise the result at all.
Here's a few pictures.....Take your pick."
Relies on McLube Products
Melges 32 "Star"
"We place a high value on practice and preparation in our program. We rely upon Hullkote for coating all hull surfaces, OneDrop for keeping our rudder bearings and traveler car running smoothly, and Sailkote for everything that slides."
Star's recent results using McLube products:
2005 Boat of the Week, Acura Key West Race Week (PHRF)
2006 1st National Championships
2007 2nd Miami Grand Prix
2nd National Championships
2008 1st National Championships
1st Acura Key West Race Week
2009 Boat of the Week, Acura Key West Race Week (One-Design)
Don’t Trust Anything Else!
Zach Railey, Olympic Silver Medalist
"Speed creates results, and I trust the bottom of my boat with the best Hullkote on the planet.
McLube Hullkote is what I put on my Finn to propel me as fast as possible around the course. I would trust no other product on the market."
So Easy To Use It's Fun!
Jeff M. - Gull Lake, MI
"I applied Hullkote last weekend on my Capri 22. It sure was easy. A lot easier than regular marine wax. Actually, it was so easy, it was fun. The boat looks great!
The weekend before, I applied new vinyl graphics to the hull. They were kind of tacky feeling before I applied Hullkote. After applying Hullkote, they are as slippery as the rest of the hull.
I waxed the cockpit and cabin with my old 3M wax and what a difference in application. I used to think that the 3M was really easy to apply until I used the Hullkote.
Thanks again, and I have received several great comments on how good the boat looks."
Hullkote Is a Great Value
"We have never used anything that does what it says on the tin quite as well as Hullkote!!!
It is absolutely fantastic at its job and great value for money. So far it has helped us win the Scottish IRC championships and our biggest big boat regatta, Scottish Series.
We will be using it from now on, no question."
Works on Cars Too!
Balboa Island Happy Hullkote User, Tom M.
"As you can see, the Hullkote finish on my 2009 Honda CRV, is an amazing, glass-like shine and it even worked well on the plastic trim!
In the rain, the water simply beads up, and leaves this finish as beautiful as it looks today. I LOVE finding great products, both for my boat as well as my car.
Oh, and in regards to your application "tips", perfect. I used a microfiber applicator (damp), but not wet, and very little product, you were right on the money when you said a small amount goes a long (very long) way
Easy on, easy off. I did the entire car within 30 minutes! The best part is that dirt, fingerprints, and road grime doesn’t stick, and the car remains in super-clean condition!"
Hullkote Is Amazing!
Chris Larson, multi-class world champion
"McLube has done it again. Hullkote Speed Polish is amazing.
It's easier and faster to apply than any other polish, it's eco-friendly and completely safe to use, and best of all it's a very fast coating and keeps the hull sparkling clean (and fast) for the entire week-long championship."
The pros know that Hullkote proves fastest
Curt Oetking, Pro Racing Boat Manager, Pro Sailor and Winner of VOR Race, Multi-class World and National Champion
In 2008 Terry Hutchinson drove Quantum Racing’s TP52 to dominant wins at the Med Cup as well as the TP52 World Championship.
In 2009 Marvin Beckman drove his Etchells to a convincing win at the Etchells North American Championship.
"Whether prepping the TP52 for Terry or the Etchells for Marvin, Hullkote is my choice for winning results. There's no question Hullkote is a very fast coating, but I like it because it’s eco-friendly, safe and easy for my guys to apply, and best of all it greatly reduces the often grimy ring around the waterline you tend to get in marinas around the globe."
Only McLube Will Do
John W, Latis Yachting
"As a professional yacht logistics and rigging company, Latis is committed to providing the best services for our clients.
We use and recommend ONLY Team McLube products to all of our clients to ensure their success at all the top premiere events."
Chris Larson + McLube = wins!
Chris Larson, 2009 Melges 24 World Champion
"McLube Hullkote on the hull, and McLube Sailkote PLUS on the spinnakers is the winning combo in the Melges 24 class.
We seemed to have very good speed in all conditions both upwind and downwind."
Chris Larson uses Hullkote
Chris Larson, 2009 Melges 24 World Champion
"With Hullkote...we seemed just as fast on Day #6 as we did on Day #1 of the worlds thanks to Hullkote.
I’m not sure all of my competitors can make that claim.
We were impressed when we hauled the boat after being in the water for 7 days, it was just as clean and fast as the moment she hit the water on Day 1."
Reduce friction=fly sooner and faster!
US Moth Class Sailors
"2009 was the first time an American had won the International (Foiling) Moth Worlds. We trained hard together, we shared all of our knowledge and resources, and we all used McLube Hullkote Speed Polish on our hulls and foils."
We rely on Hullkote for speed and shine
Craig Symonette, Peter Vlasov, and Mark Covell (Olympic Silver Medalists)
Silver Fox, 5.5 Meter
"We rely on Hullkote to clean, polish and protect our silver hull. The Silver Fox is a very special 5.5 Meter. She was designed and built for speed, and with great care and attention to detail. We are able to maintain her speed and good looks by applying Hullkote before every major championship...and it only takes 10 minutes for 2 of us to completely polish her with Hullkote!"
Like A New Hull!!
I just wanted to let you know that we used Hullkote on the Spirit 37 during the British Classic Yacht Club Regatta in Cowes recently and have to say that this is an excellent product. It was so easy to apply and within an hour it looked like a completely new hull!
We got some great comments from other crews at the regatta and a few asked if we had Strega painted recently. In addition, the hydrophobic nature was evident as we washed down the top sides after racing, water droplets just ran from the hull.
We also achieved some great success on the water:
* 1st in the Modern Division in the Round the Island Race
* 2nd overall in the Spirit Division
* 3rd overall in the Modern Division
Never Use Another Product Again!
Mark - Annapolis, MD
1978 Ericson 27 "Evening Tide"
"Hullkote, what a product!
I have used a variety of other car and boat waxes on my 30 year old Ericson 27 over the years but never has a product been applied so easily and resulted in such an immediate high gloss finish with only one application.
I will never go back to a paste wax again."
Makes Cross-country Treks a Breeze
John W, Latis Yachting
Melges 24. J80, J105
"We have used Hullkote all over our Melges 24 and it is superb. I have also used it on the J80 and J105 and the reports have been extraordinary.
We used it on the metal stanchions and hull prior to cross country trucking, and upon arrival into Key West we were amazed to only have to hose down the boat and it was ready to go! No bugs, no diesel stains, no more road grime... it appears that nothing would stick to the Hullkoted surfaces, even after 3,000 miles of driving!
Hullkote was fast and easy to apply, and and we only used about half of the amount of polish that we normally would with other polishes."
Swift Skiff Sailors Love Hullkote
Howie Hamlin, World Champion in the 505 class, I-14s, and Aussie 18’ Skiffs
I-14s, and Aussie 18’ Skiffs
"I don’t want to have to worry about the bottom finish before a big championship, and thanks to Hullkote Speed Polish now I don&rsquo have to worry at all. Hullkote goes on quickly and easily, looks great, protects my hull from UV and does an excellent job of keeping the harbor goo from sticking to the hull!"
Continues to Impress
John W, Latis Yachting
"At Key West Race Week we treated one of our British J-80s with HullKote Speed Polish.
At the end of racing we pulled the boat out of the water and there was no growth at all on the bottom.
The impressive thing is that the boat was in the water for 8 days and never had a bottom cleaning.
Hullkote continues to impress me and my staff every time we apply it to a hull."
Andrew Campbell/Brad Nichol, Members of the US Sailing Team Alphagraphics and 2008 Olympic Representative
"We always use Hullkote on our Olympic Class Star Boat hull.
Our racing hull preparation is simple: We apply two coats of Hullkote at the beginning of the season, and then once again before it goes in just before the mandatory splash hour before a big regatta.
At the recent Star Class World Champsionship in Sweden, we had zero growth on our hull following seven days in the water. Some of our competitors' boats had major issues.
What we had on the hull from the marina over-night was easily wiped off with a cloth rag, and did not need any scrubbing during the regatta. This saved us a lot of unnecessary time in cold water.
I think if you total the hours diving on the bottoms over the course of the circuit, we're definitely at an advantage."
The Ultimate Advantage
Coach Luther Carpenter, US Sailing Team Alphagraphics and Olympic Sailing Coach of the Year
"Team McLube Hullkote Speed Polish - The ultimate advantage. Hullkote is so fast you don't even have to hike. *made especially for the over 40 crowd."
"I used that green Hullkote Speed Polish a few weekends ago at our toughest Vanguard 15 event of the year, and I really liked it. It must be great stuff, because we both are finding it harder and harder to hike, but still managed to whip those youngsters in a breezy regatta. That could be your new ad..."