Belowdecks & Amenities

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  • Check that Antifouling Label
    Shortly before this issue went to print, Practical Sailor learned that Irgarol, a pesticide commonly used as a...
  • Galvanized Coatings Test
     Subscribers OnlyCorrosion attacks anchor chain long before it has reached the end of its useful life, and corrosion begins as soon...
  • Estimating Coating Thickness
     Subscribers OnlyThere are no industry standards for how thick a galvanized coating should be on an anchor chain or mooring chain, and...
  • Top Cruising Guides for the Bahamas
    The Bahamas are often viewed as the Holy Grail of East Coast cruising due to their beauty and proximity to the...
  • Entering and Exiting the Bahamas by Boat
    When cruising the Bahamas, you’ll need three flags: a yellow quarantine flag, your home country’s flag, and...
  • New Books for a New Year
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