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Following 6,500 Brutal Miles Over 23 Days: Hullkote Proves Fast and Exceptionally Durable

Jonathan McKee, Olympic Gold and Bronze Medalist, Multi-class World Champion, PUMA Racing Team Crewmember
Il Mostro
Hullkote

After Leg # 1 of the VOR, we received the following feedback from Ken Read's PUMA Racing Team: "Hullkote Speed Polish continues to impress me. We've tested it on everything from High Performance One-designs to our PUMA VOR. Hullkote was very quick and easy to apply to our entire PUMA hull and spars prior to the start of Leg #1 of the VOR. Amazingly, the Hullkote polish was still in place both above and below the waterline when we inspected the hull following a brutal 6,500 miles over 23 days of hard sailing. The hull is in beautiful condition, completely clean without any sign of slime, grime or any growth at all, and our underbody graphics still look perfect! All of this with speed and protection with Hullkote... no bottom paint, or other specialty coatings. Hullkote has proven very fast, extremely durable, looks great, and is eco-friendly. What more could you ask for in a Speed Polish?

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After Exhaustive Testing, PUMA Chooses Hullkote

Jonathan McKee, Olympic Gold and Bronze Medalist, Multi-class World Champion, PUMA Racing Team Crewmember
Il Mostro
Hullkote

"We've carefully tested and evaluated all reasonable options over the past few months, from anti-fouling bottom paints and specialty speed coatings to nano-products. Following this exhaustive testing our decision was an easy one. We'll be racing around the entire globe with McLube Hullkote Speed Polish on our hull and appendages. As sailors we are confident that Hullkote is simply the fastest finish, it seals all surfaces and is very durable. Our shore team likes that it is safe and easy to apply. Our sponsor likes the look of the high-gloss shine and UV protection for our wrap-around hull graphics. I think we all appreciate that the citrus-base is so eco-friendly."

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Il Mostro

The 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 4, 2008, it will for the first time, take in ports in Asia. Spanning some 39,000 nautical miles, stopping at around 11 ports and taking nine months to complete, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier yacht race for professional racing crews.

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Fast, Easy, Durable!

Ken Read, PUMA VOR skipper and multi-class World Champion
Il Mostro
Hullkote

"Hullkote Speed Polish was not only a very fast, easy to apply polish, but it proved to be a surprisingly durable finish and we were very pleased with the performance of this product all the way around the globe."

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Il Mostro
Hullkote

Ken Read's PUMA VOR Team likes that it applies so quickly and easily and looks so good, especially considering that they have beautiful underbody graphics to show off. Ken's shore crew commented that they were very impressed with the excellent condition of the underwater hull surfaces following 10 days in the water for the recent Newport-Bermuda race. In addition they performed their own in-house testing of a "worst case scenario" for an underwater hull surface coating. They hung a painted carbon panel tied to a shallow water dock in warm salt water. After 21 days, there was only minimal marine growth adhered to the Hullkoted surface, and amazingly it all wiped clean with one swipe with a soft cloth! Not only is this a very fast coating, but one that is very easy to clean up after a prolonged "worst case scenario" test. You won't see any bottom paint on this VOR Racer! They're convinced that Hullkote is the fastest finish they've ever tested.



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