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We applied Durabak’s textured nonskid coating to a test boat’s coachroof in 2011 (above, left). Five years later (above, center and right), the change in the paint’s color over time is evident, and it’s time to recoat the nonskid.

Durabak Nonskid Coating Long-term Test Update

In the January 2012 issue, we evaluated the application ease and traction performance of do-it-yourself nonskid options. A few months prior to the report, a Practical Sailor tester applied the test’s Best Choice pick, Durabak, to the coachroof of his Chesapeake Bay-based 1978 Union 36; this served as a real-world test of the coating system’s application ease and coating longevity. That field test has reached the five-year mark, so we wanted to offer an update on the coating’s long-term performance.

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