By Matt Claiborne
Once a barnacle attaches, they just keep increasing and growing. The colony of critters can get so thick that it adds a significant amount of weight to the boat. Water will no longer flow smoothly over the boat’s bottom, so drag is significantly increased.
Unfortunately, there is no magic solution for preventing barnacles. They are tenacious, attaching to anything and start growing.
However, there are some things you can do to lessen the chances of getting barnacles!
1) Copper Bottom Paint 2) Hull Cover 3) Modern Barnacle Removers and Repellents