Features April 2017 Issue

Best Boat Bottom Paint 2017

Impending return of Irgarol 1051 raises questions about environmental priorities.

The list of contradictions that define our sailing affliction is long. We need an anchor that buries deep but can be freed at a momentís 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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