Repair Tools & Materials

More Repair Tools & Materials

  • Heavy-duty Rubbing Compounds
     Subscribers OnlyGelcoat provides a fiberglass boat with a hard, water-resistant protective shell. When new, it’s polished and...
  • Tired Daysailer Hull Serves as Test Platform
     Subscribers OnlyPractical Sailor tested the compounds on the badly oxidized hull of a neglected 1974 O’Day Javelin daysailer...
  • Mailport: June 2013
    How thick is too thick for the buildup of old layers of bottom paint? This question arises because I have just...

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)


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


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


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