Best Boat Bottom Paint 2017

Best Boat Bottom Paint 2017


The list of contradictions that define our sailing affliction is long. We need an anchor that buries deep but can be freed at a moment’s notice. We want a sealant that sticks to anything, but releases its grip for easy disassembly. We want a boat that can weather any storm, and still make way under sail in a whisper. And we want an antifouling paint that repels every sea creature, but will never harm the sea.

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  • Boat Maintenance

    Conductive Greases vs. Corrosion

    Many marine installations call for dielectric grease to seal out moisture and prevent oxidation at electrical connections. During the course of our multi-part reporting on greases, several readers asked if a conductive grease would be better for these connections. We have reviewed...

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  • Sailboat Reviews

    Used Boat Review: Vineyard Vixen 29

    The Vineyard Vixen 29 was born of another time—a fact that confers upon her some limits, yes, but also an undeniable magic. She is a canoe-stern monohull, 23 feet on the waterline and usually sloop-rigged, that arguably delivers as seakindly a sailing experience as any vessel...

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  • Safety & Seamanship

    Know Your Raft’s Checkup Regimen

    Spring is when many sailors have to bite the bullet and have their liferaft inspected, an expense that costs 10 to 30 percent of the price they paid for the raft—or more.

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