Buyer's Resources

More Buyer's Resources

  • Rethinking Sailboat Structure
     Subscribers OnlyWhen it comes to describing a sailboat’s most valuable attribute, it’s surprising how varied opinions can...
  • Standards: Costly Hurdles or Vital Guidelines?
     Subscribers OnlyThe ISO 12215 standard gives designers and builders a detailed baseline for scantlings and specific guidance...
  • The Year’s Top Gear
    During the 12-month period from September 2013 through August 2014, Practical Sailor evaluated dozens of boating...
  • PS Editors' Choice 2013
     Subscribers OnlyPractical Sailor editors waded through the dozens and dozens of test products of the previous year to pick the best...

Reader Questionnaire

Which of the following best describes your approach to bottom paint?
I choose my own paint, but I let a professional apply (521 votes)


I let a professional apply the paint that he (or boatyard) recommends. (329 votes)


I choose my own paint and I apply it. (1639 votes)


I apply paint that a local professional or boatyard recommends. (254 votes)