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Pettit Odyssey HD Ablative Antifouling Bottom Paint

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Pettit Odyssey HD Ablative Antifouling Bottom Paint

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Pettit Odyssey HD Bottom Paint is a multi-season antifouling paint that combines controlled polishing ablative technology with a high copper content. Odyssey HD provides a paint film strong enough to handle tough fouling waters from coast to coast. This bottom paint is 50 state VOC-compliant and will not build up over time, leaving running surfaces smooth and clean. Odyssey HD's copolymer resins withstand hauling and relaunching without losing effectiveness for both power and sailboats. Additionally, Odyssey is fast-drying and provides multi-season protection.



 Pettit Odyssey HD provides excellent antifouling protection and is backed by the industry's strongest limited warranty. The Hull Defense 18 Month Limited Warranty offers peace of mind to every boater. Odyssey HD offers the most dependable and trusted antifouling paint in the industry.



  • Multi-season protection
  • Fast dry, VOC-compliant for boatyards
  • High-copper ablative protection in all waters
  • Smooth polishing finish prevents buildup and sanding
  • Compatible over most bottom paints
  • Covered by HD (Hull Defense) 18 month limited warranty


  • Pack Size: 1 US Gallon, 1 US Quart
  • Type: Copper-based ablative
  • Recommended Usage: All fouling waters
  • Colors Available: 1207 Blue, 1807 Black, 1227 Dark Blue, 1307 Green, 1607 Red
  • Drying Time: To overcoat 3hrs; To launch; 10hrs. @ 70°F
  • Number of Coats Recommended: 2
  • Coverage: 475 ft2/gal
  • VOC: 330 grams/liter
  • Biocide: Cuprous Oxide 45.7%

Associated Products:

Pettit Protect Epoxy Primer - Primer for bare fiberglass applications

Pettit 120 Thinner - For surface prep

How Much Pettit Odyssey HD Do I Need for My Boat?

Refer to the chart below to calculate how much Odyssey paint you will need for your boat.

Pettit Odyssey Application Chart

    1. Calculate the square footage of the hull to be painted - multiply the length of the hull by the beam then multiply that total by .85
    2. Divide that number (your square foot total) by the amount of coverage Odyssey HD provides. (475 square foot per gallon). This will give you a one-coat total.

Example: If your boat has a length of 28', and a beam of 8.5', you will multiply 28 x 8.5 x .85 to get your total square footage. The total square footage for this boat is 202.3 square feet. A gallon of Odyssey HD has a coverage of 475 square feet per gallon for one coat, so one gallon will be enough for two coats.

How to Apply Pettit Odyssey HD Bottom Paint

Odyssey HD is easily applied by brush, roller, or spray. When rolling, use only a high-quality roller cover. Prior to application, it is necessary to thoroughly mix the paint before using. Odyssey HD contains cuprous oxide, so there is a tendency for settling to occur. Shake the can of paint on a mechanical paint shaker, a wooden paddle, or an electric drill mixer. Before using, check the sides and bottom of can to ensure all the pigment has been mixed in. Adhere to all application instructions to obtain optimum performance. If spraying, make sure not to thin more than 10% or inadequate paint film thickness will occur.

  • Application Methods: Brush, roller, airless or conventional spray
  • Number of Coats: 2
  • Dry Film Thickness: 1.6 mils (3.2 wet mils)
  • Coverage: 475 sq. ft/gal.
  • Application Temp: 50°F Min. / 90°F Max.
  • Thinner: 120 Brushing Thinner or 121 Spraying Thinner
  Temp   To Touch   To Recoat   To Launch
  90°F   1/4 HR   1-1/2 HR   6 HR
  70°F   1/2 HR   3 HR   10 HR
  50°F   1 HR   6 HR   16 HR

Application Systems

  • Previously Painted Surfaces
    • To paint old hard and ablative bottom paints, thoroughly wipe down the surface with 120 Brushing Thinner.
    • Sand painted surface with 80 grit sandpaper.
    • For old tin or copper copolymers or Teflon-based bottom pants, sand thoroughly with 80 grit sandpaper to remove outer surface.
    • Wipe clean and apply two coats of Odyssey HD.
    • Soft, sloughing paint should be removed prior to applying Odyssey HD.
  • Bare Fiberglass
    • All bare fiberglass, regardless of age, should be thoroughly cleaned with 92 Bio-Blue Hull Surface Prep or dewaxed several times with D-95 Dewaxer. Then proceed with one of the systems below:
    • Sanding Method:
      • Sand hull thoroughly with 80 grit sandpaper to a dull, frosty finish and rewash with 120 Brushing Thinner.
      • Apply two coats of Odyssey HD.
    • Non-Sanding Method:
      • Thoroughly clean, dewax surface with 92 Bio-Blue Surface Prep using a course nylon scuff pad.
      • Rinse all residue from surface and let dry.
      • Apply one coat of Pettit Protect Epoxy Primer 4700/4701 following primer label instructions.
      • Apply two coats of Odyssey HD.
  • Barrier Coat
    • Prepare the fiberglass surface as mentioned above (sanding method).
    • Apply two - three coats of Pettit Protect Epoxy Primer per label instructions.
    • Apply two coats of Odyssey HD.
  • Bare Wood
    • Sand thoroughly with 80 grit sandpaper and wipe clean.
    • Apply a coat of 6627 Tie-Coat Primer thinned 25% with 97 Epoxy Thinner directly to bare wood.
    • Allow drying for 4 hours then apply two un-thinned coats of Odyssey HD.
  • Previously Painted Wood
    • Thoroughly sand existing hard antifouling paint
    • If priming is necessary on bare wood spots, apply a touch-up coat of 6627 Tie-Coat Primer thinned 25% with Epoxy thinner.
    • Apply coats of Odyssey HD.
  • Steel Hulls
    • Clean surface to remove grease and dirt.
    • Remove loose rust and scale from the metal surface by scraping or sandblasting.
    • Blow off residue then apply one or two coats of Pettit 6980 Rustlok Primer.
    • Follow with two coats of Pettit 4700/4701 Epoxy Primer.
    • Follow with Odyssey HD.

Do not use Pettit Odyssey HD on aluminum hulls and outdrives.

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Other Details

Google Product Type:
Paint Type:
Ablative Antifouling
Number of Seasons:
Multi Season
Antifouling Type:
Copper Based
Is Boat Trailerable:
Hull Material:
Fiberglass, Steel, Wood
Water Type:
Brackish Water, Fresh Water, Salt Water
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