July 2011 Issue
Test Looks at Durability, Gloss, and Application
For a test subject, testers turned to the smallestbut most gelcoat-challengedvessel in the Practical Sailor fleet. Our 1974 ODay Javelins highly oxidized blue gelcoat was pushing the limits of these productsit was probably a better candidate for a paint job. But the oxidation was consistently spread from bow to stern, and in the end, testers were happy with the job done by the top performersand it was easier than painting it.
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