DIY Projects

More DIY Projects

  • Tired Daysailer Hull Serves as Test Platform
     Subscribers OnlyPractical Sailor tested the compounds on the badly oxidized hull of a neglected 1974 O’Day Javelin daysailer...
  • DIY Rigging Hacks
     Subscribers OnlyOver the years we’ve owned Josepheline, our 38-foot Lightwave catamaran, we’ve figured out a few simple...
  • Favorite Bottom Paints by Region
     Subscribers OnlyLately, readers have been asking us about which antifouling paints serve well for specific bodies of water (or type...
  • Do-It-Yourself Nonskid Test Update
     Subscribers OnlyIt’s been 12 months since testers mounted the 12 nonskid test panels on the roof, subjecting them to south...
  • Get Longer Life Out of Your Nonskid
     Subscribers OnlyRevamping a nonskid deck is not a project most boat owners look forward to doing. Here are a few tips to help you get...
  • Which Bottom Paints Last the Longest?
     Subscribers OnlyOver the past five years, in our search for the best bottom paints, we’ve reported on three sets of bottom paint...
  • 3M Masking Tape Matchup
     Subscribers OnlyMost sailors have discovered that when it comes to applying marine coatings, the type of masking tape used is as...
  • Mailport: September 2013
    In response to “What’s in the Practical Sailor Toolbag?” (PS, January 2012): How about a list of tools...
  • Silencing The Iron Genny
    I really need to reduce the noise of our engine. Everyone seems to want to “line” the engine box to dampen...
  • Mailport: August 2013
    On strolling through Port Townsend (Wash.) Boat Haven, while I was having some work done on my boat, I saw this boat...

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