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Bottom Paint Checkup 2015

...soft and hard growth). A Recommended paint performed best overall or rated best among its specialty peers (best aluminum-safe paint, best water-based paint, best racing paint, etc.). The Budget Buy...

A Fast Bottom Paint Finish

...of antifouling paint-the paint softens in the water and the pad will take the paint right off, diminishing paint life and putting excessive biocide (usually copper) into the environment (see...
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Bottom Paint Checkup 2016

...than previous tests. A Recommended paint is one that performed best overall or rated best among its specialty peers (best aluminum-safe paint, best water-based paint, best racing paint, etc.). The...

Bottom Paint Tests 2009 Spring Update

...the majority of the bottom paint between haulouts, an ablative paint can be less costly (in money and time) to maintain than a hard paint. Usually, all it takes is...

Bottom Paint Checkup 2014

...be active. A Recommended paint performed best overall or rated best among its specialty peers (best aluminum-safe paint, best water-based paint, best racing paint, etc.). The Budget Buy paints are...

Best Boat Bottom Paint 2017

...for reduced drag. The drawback is the build-up of paint layers over the years. Eventually, its time to strip off the old paint and begin again. Warm water sailors who...

Bottom Paint Test Updates

...performs best overall or rates best among its specialized peers (best aluminum-safe paint, best water-based paint, best racing paint, etc.). The Budget Buy paints represent the least expensive among Recommended...

Marine Maintenance: Bottom Paint Test Results

...better is continuing to meet its designed purpose. A Recommended paint is one that performs best overall or rates best among its specialized peers (best aluminum-safe paint, best water-based paint,...

The Bottom Paint Report

Indicative of the tangled web sailors enter when trying to select an anti-fouling paint, this year’s Practical Sailor anti-fouling paint test featured a huge field of 53 different paints. Aside...

Bottom Paint Test: Practical Sailor Takes a Close Look at The Long-Term Performance of...

...paint is a good choice. But as a boat is repainted year after year, a hard paint can build up layers on the hull. After several years, that buildup will...