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March 2013 Issue

Practical Sailor’s Semi-annual Bottom Paint Test Checkup

Testers pick the best antifouling paints for long-term hull protection.

In this article, our semi-annual report on antifouling paints for sailboats, testers rate two sets of paint panels—one that has been in the water 26 months, and the other for 15 months. We also take a peek at our newest panel, which has been in the water for only four months. Testers found a few surprises—especially among eco-friendly bottom paints—and tapped the top antifoulings for specific needs, like the best racing paint and the best aluminum-safe paint.

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