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  • For Big Repairs, Try Bellwether Boatyards
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    A few years back, we profiled a number of excellent local boatyards (PS,

  • 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...
  • Rope vs. Wire Lifelines
    Three years ago, I bought a 1968 Hinterhoeller HR28 from a local junkyard that had paid $250 for it with plans to...
  • Anti-Mildew Weapons
    I was wondering whether you might have any comments on using bottom paint on the boat’s interior to help fight...
  • Mailport: June 2013
    How thick is too thick for the buildup of old layers of bottom paint? This question arises because I have just...
  • Indoor Sailboat Refinishing
    I am restoring old fiberglass sailing club boats (Rhodes 19s) in a confined, heated space in winter, and I need to...
  • Practical Sailor’s Semi-annual Bottom Paint Test Checkup
     Subscribers OnlyIn this article, our semi-annual report on antifouling paints for sailboats, testers rate two sets of paint...

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