I just bought a Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165 (plastic). I plan, at least for a few months (until it gets REALLY cold) to keep it outside at a local marina because I'll be paddling it several days a week.
I'm well aware of the damage long-term exposure to UV can cause (though I think the *degree* of damage is somewhat open to debate). So I've been thinking of cutting a tarp to wrap over the boat (secured with bungee cords).
But then I remembered 303 "Aerospace" Protectant...and began wondering if covering the boat with a tarp is really necessary if I give it a good coat of 303 every few weeks? I mean, if the 303 really works, then perhaps that's all I need—and I don't have to hassle with a tarp before/after every paddle.
So I'm seeking opinions (preferably based on long experience using 303) on how well it stops UV?