Clean and Shine Surprises

PS tests Boat Goat cleaner and the clearcoat KBS Diamond Finish Clear.

An entire category of cleaning agents has sprung up to deal with waterline stains, so we’re always curious about new products (see “Practical Sailor Tests 22 Hull Cleaners on Scummy, Brown Waterline Stains to Find the Best Remedy to the ICW Mustache,” PS February 2010). Boat Goat claims to be waterline and “ICW-mustache” cleaner, but […]
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Darrell Nicholson is Director of Belvoir Media Group's marine division and the editor of Practical Sailor. A lifelong thalassophile, he grew up sailing everything from El Toro dinghies to classic Morgans on Miami's Biscayne Bay. In the early 90s, he left a newspaper job to sail an old gaff-rigged ketch across the Pacific and has been writing about boats and the sea ever since. His weekly blog Inside Practical Sailor offers an inside look at current research and gear tests at Practical Sailor, while his award-winning column,"Rhumb Lines," tracks boating trends and reflects upon the sailing life. He sails a Sparkman & Stephens-designed Yankee 30 out of St. Petersburg, Florida.