Boat Maintenance

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  • 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...
  • SWL vs. WLL in Padeye Search
    I am looking to place some folding padeyes on my boat for jacklines and tethers. The price range for stainless-steel...
  • Mailport: September 2014
    In response to your May 2014 editorial on the passing of “Hobie” Alter, I’d like to share a Hobie...
  • Where Credit Is Due: September 2014
    While cruising up in a remote part of Labrador, I had a B&G autopilot failure. I called Jake Marantz at the B&G...
  • Mailport: August 2014
    In regard to your December 2013 Chandlery article on the Vesper SP160 VHF splitter. After too many near misses with...

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