Nearing the end of Feb and like most here I'm sure...thinking more and more about the coming season. And high on my list of things to think about is my Zyrex bottom coating and what it's going to do this year. This story below as told a few posts up has got me thinking and wondering. "My dad and I both did Zyrex about 15 -16 yrs ago. We were both on an inland lake (Indiana). He did a '90 310da and I did a '89 280da. I bought his 310, sold my 280. One yr after Zyrex application the 280 struggled to get on plane but it sold. Moved the 310 south to tennessee river. Soon thereafter, another Zyrex coated boat, a 270 amberjack had same problem as the 280 and I followed suit." On our last outing at the tail end of the season last year I seemed to start having a bit of trouble getting up on plane as well. NOTHING had changed mechanically on the boat. Everything was running just fine...but yet it struggled getting up on plane as compared to early in the season. Kind of a mystery to me and at this point I'm not sure what to make of it. And then came along this tale from searay40dad above and it got me wondering. Was the bottom so fouled it caused the sluggish performance but then finally getting up to speed cleaned it all off? Dunno. But the boat only sat for a week or two since the previous outing so I wouldn't have expected enough growth in that period to prevent me from getting up on plane as easily as normal. A peculiar thing was that the boat sat for about 3 weeks after the last outing until lift out....and when lifted...the bottom was fairly clean and what little fouling that was there came off pretty easy with the pressure sprayer. Of course the water was colder then....so maybe that's why less fouling. But searay40dad's story has been kind of gnawing at me throughout the winter. I sent an e-mail to Zyrex with a copy of searay40dad's story and asked them about it.....told them about my late season experience...and asked for their thoughts on the matter. Since this Zyrex is basically an epoxy coating it seems....I also asked them if it could be painted over with a more traditional anti fouling paint if one wished to do so. Got no response. :huh: Hate when that happens. Anyway.....will be starting this season with a clean Zyrex bottom again and we'll see what this year brings. Still not 100% sure what to make of this Zyrex stuff. Kinda disappointing that Riptide hasn't been back with more of his story and the pics promised. Still interested here in hearing any other Zyrex stories from other users....good or bad.