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Zebra mussel prevention

Which bnottom treatments work best for preventing zebra mussels?
I'm in fresh water lakes.
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I believe you'd want a bottom paint with an anti-slime additive. IIRC, the zebra mussel larvae attach themselves to the slime on the bottom of your boat, and if there's no slime, they have nothing to attach to.
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Which bnottom treatments work best for preventing zebra mussels?
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The most popular antifouling paint for freshwater is VC 17 by Interlux. It works very well against algea and zebra mussels. It however can only be used in freshwater and is a real pain to remove. So if you have plans of going into saltwater you might wish to seek out another solution.
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this site will tell you whatr you need to know.
yachtpaint.com - the official site of International and Interlux paints
for zebra mussels bottom kote xxx works very well and its fairly inexpensive compared to their vc-17 line.
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Thanks folks. It looks like "Trilux 33" works in salt and fresh water against mussels. Available in colors and white, too.
I appreciate the advice. Thanks again.
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