I purchased a used drift boat in the mid 90’s. The bare aluminum bottom was sticky, so I painted a slick epoxy with graphite and Kevlar. I cannot remember what brand of bottom coating I used, but my memory is that there was a “glove it” and “coat it” epoxy brands available at the time. The coating developed bare patches within 5 years, so I patched the bottom by chipping off the loose coating, then painting the bare spots with the epoxy. The procedure was simple; the paint matched the original perfectly and filled in the bare spots. Again, I cannot remember what brand epoxy was used. Just this summer the boat needed another patch to the bottom. We purchased and used the “coat it” brand that is owned by goop. Wow, what a disappointment. The epoxy is less viscous, so it did not fill the holes left by the old coating. The new patches are almost see through, so it appears the new “coat it “ brand have less % of graphite. My question is this, has “coat it” changed over the years? I cannot remember what brand I used in the past. I thought I used “coat it” in the past, but I do not remember it being owned by goop. The “coat it” is not as dark or thick as the coatings I used before. Did goop by a great brand and alter the chemistry to make more profit? Are there other, better products on the market now? Is glove it still available for sale? Is it better than coat it? Is there a slick coating that is not affected by UV light? Is there a slick coating that lasts longer than 2-5 years on a boat that is stored outside? I am sure the new coat will work fine, but I am eager to hear from other drift boat owners who may have found a magical new coating that will offer the same slickness without the need to constantly re patch due to UV light degradation.