Personal Gear & Apparel

More Personal Gear & Apparel

  • Men’s Foulie Faceoff
     Subscribers OnlyChoosing a new set of foul-weather gear is not a decision most sailors take lightly. With mid-range gear priced...
  • Earth, Wind, and Water
     Subscribers OnlyEach foul-weather garment was subject to a series of rigorous tests designed to measure resistance to the elements,...
  • Foul-weather Gear Must-haves
     Subscribers OnlyAt the very least, foul-weather gear must be warm, dry, and comfortable. It also should be easy to adjust and fasten,...
  • Staying Warm
    Hard-core dinghy sailors affectionately refer to their drysuit as “the bag,” and until recently, it’s...
  • Practical Gifts
    Practical Sailor editors have put together some gift-giving—or gift-getting—ideas for the sailorly crowd....
  • Getting to the Top
    There are times when getting to the top of a mast is a far easier solo proposition than hunting for help. The first...
  • The Year’s Top Gear
    During the 12-month period from September 2013 through August 2014, Practical Sailor evaluated dozens of boating...
  • Shoe Test Update
     Subscribers OnlyAbout 20 years ago, the conventional sailing moccasin started losing ground to more specialized footwear for sailors,...
  • A Shoe Tester’s Epiphany
    I had a bit of a problem last month when we scheduled our latest shoe test. PS Managing Editor Ann Key, our premier...
  • Reads for Summertime Relaxing
    Summer arrives this month, and hopefully, the long, sunny days will include some time for summer reading. Practical...

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%