Boat Maintenance

More Boat Maintenance

  • Testers Check Growth in the Lab and on the Boat
     Subscribers OnlyWhen testing a chemical’s toxicity and its ability to biodegrade, a common procedure is to dilute each target...
  • Backup Bilge Pumps
    If I ever discover seawater sloshing around my cabin floor, I cannot be sidetracked by the need to operate a manual...
  • Repairing Worn Gelcoat
    Regarding your blog post on restoring gelcoat (posted online March 18, 2014): I’ve seen many similar articles...
  • Bottom Paint Checkup 2014
     Subscribers OnlyBottom paint? Again? Frankly, sometimes we feel that way, too. According to company lore, more than a few former...
  • Prop Paints Show Familiar Signs of Failure
     Subscribers OnlyWe’ve experimented with several different prop paints with varying degrees of success, although none of the...
  • The Ins and Outs of Choosing a Bottom Paint
     Subscribers OnlyWhen choosing a bottom paint, make sure it is compatible with your existing paint, or be prepared for whatever extra...
  • Coolants that Fight Corrosion
     Subscribers OnlySalt and water conspire to reduce our boats, our pride and joys, to pitted and unreliable money pits. We’ve...
  • ASTM D1384 Serves as Model for Testers
     Subscribers OnlySamples were tested for corrosion protection following the ASTM D1384 Corrosion in Glassware method (www.astm.org)....
  • Propane Leak Action Plan
    While docked at a municipal marina last year, I detected a strong propane odor. I immediately informed the...
  • Stitching Versus Splicing
    A stitch in time saves nine. You don’t need to tell this to a sailor. Anyone who has had his genoa split at the...

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