Scrubbis Test Defies Skeptics

Davis Instrument’s brush uses buoyancy to apply pressure while cleaning.

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We like premium multi-season paints, particularly for sailors who sail year round. The copper leaches into the water more slowly than single season paints and the costs of hauling, scraping, sanding, and repainting are reduced by half. Yes, the paint costs a little more, and two coats are applied, but there is also less buildup […]
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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.

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