Marine Electronics

For vertical surfaces, fairing compound should have the consistency of peanut butter. Apply sparingly to minimize sanding.

Epoxy Fairing Compounds, Part One

Interlux and System 3 stand out in pre-thickened kits comparison.

Breathing life into an older fiberglass boat always entails more work than was expected, but for a person with the time, skill, and do-it-yourself inclination, it is often worth the extra effort. The DIY approach makes even more sense when the boat’s structural quality and big-ticket components meet the grade, and the skipper and crew are ready to tackle the cosmetic makeover. These fairing compounds are perfect for structural and cosmetic fiberglass repairs.

Continue Reading

More Marine Electronics

A Smart, Easy Way to Rewire

Running the wires for new electronics requires your best cursing vocabulary, lots of sweat, twisting body...

Wi-Fi Booster Versus 4G Cell Data

 Subscribers OnlyFast, reliable broadband connectivity is often taken for granted ashore. But once you’re out on the water, the...

Cracking the Leeway Code

 Subscribers OnlyPerformance-oriented sailors recognize that leeway is one of the last variables left to be accurately quantified. It...

App Makes Boat Managing Easier

 Subscribers OnlyWhen it comes to maintaining a boat, the devil is in the details, but where the devil are those spare fuel filters,...

The 3-in-1 Antenna

With all the must-have, electronic doodads most cruising sailors desire these days—from VHF radios to AIS...

Long-term Test Gear Updates

 Subscribers OnlyMany of Practical Sailor’s tests move from “the lab” (workshop/garage/driveway) to our fleet of test...