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Extra copies are printed of each issue. Those copies are available for as long as supplies last. Price is $7.50 per copy (plus $2 shipping and handling per order).
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Inside Practical Sailor Blog
by Darrell Nicholson on April 28, 2015
Being blessed with product testers who are passionate about their areas of expertise can be a double-edged sword. Their intense interest means they'll be particularly thorough in their research and testing; but their testing can spiral out of control as fascinating minutiae piques their curiosity. As it turns out, the best cure for a PS tester trapped in this downward "more-research-is-needed" spiral is the imminent approach of sailing season. Spring, therefore, is harvest time for the editors at Practical Sailorand this spring has been particularly fruitful. Here's a glimpse of what's ahead:
Which of the following best describes your approach to bottom paint?
- I choose my own paint, but I let a professional apply (521 votes)
- I let a professional apply the paint that he (or boatyard) recommends. (329 votes)
- I choose my own paint and I apply it. (1639 votes)
- I apply paint that a local professional or boatyard recommends. (254 votes)