Marine Sealant Adhesion Tests

Marine Sealant Adhesion Tests


We recently launched a new evaluation of marine adhesives and sealants. There is no single caulk that works in all of these cases, so it’s impossible to declare a single “Best Choice adhesive,” but we decided to at least put some numbers on paper to guide you in your choices.

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  • Marine Electronics

    Small Wire Connections: Part II

    Connecting two standard-size wires is pretty straightforward: Grab a ratchet crimper, adjust it to fit the crimp connector, strip the two wires to fit into the butt connector, slide the wires into the connector, and squeeze the crimper. The required materials are readily available:...

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  • Marine Electronics

    Vesper Class B AIS Sea Trial

    During a recent passage from Sarasota, Fla., to Havana, Cuba, Practical Sailor had the chance to compare the new Vesper XB-8000 Class B AIS transponder with its predecessor, the Vesper Watchmate 850, a stand-alone Class B AIS transceiver that earned our Best Choice pick back in 2013.

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  • Boat Maintenance

    Winter Sailing Tips for Diehards

    For many seasonal sailors, the winterizing routine is already well underway. But there are more than a few diehard sailors in the mid-Atlantic regions, on the West Coast, and even in New England, who plan to spend all or part of the snowy season afloat. Some, we daresay, look...

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