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  • Where Credit Is Due: March 2015
    My daughter recently bought a 1979 Catalina 30, and I was promoted to chief cook, bottle washer, and mechanic. The...
  • Mailport: February 2015
    When I see a boat flying the Jolly Roger, I assume that the owner is ignorant of the murders of and terror wreaked on...
  • Product Update: February 2015
    With the untimely passing of the Perfect Home EWHE4 dehumidifier after just 18 months (see PS Mailport, December 2014...
  • Where Credit Is Due: February 2015
    This is a quick note to say how impressed we have been with Vesper Marine (www.vespermarine.com) and its WMX850 AIS...
  • Mailport: January 2015
    This is in regard to the excellent November and December 2014 articles on SSB radios. I installed an Icom M802, KISS...
  • Mantus Upgrades Hook Latch
    When we reviewed the Mantus Chain Hook (see PS December 2013), we found a lot to like, but testers criticized the...
  • Where Credit Is Due: January 2015
    I dropped off my fabulous 33-kilogram Spade anchor at San Diego Galvanizing (www.sandiegogalvanizing.com) to get rid...
  • Mailport: December 2014
    I bought the Perfect Home dehumidifier based on your October 2014 report. You mentioned that you bypassed the...
  • Readers Weigh in on DIY Climber
    In the October issue of Practical Sailor, circumnavigator and PS contributor Patrick Childress described a system to...
  • Mailport: November 2014
    As a boatbuilder/multihull cruiser for 45 years and the author of the recently released “Anchoring and Mooring...

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)

19%

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

12%

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

60%

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

9%