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Westerly Owners AssociationFollowing publication of the September 1999 Used Boat Survey of the Westerly Centaur 26, we received correspondence from Joe Douglas, editor of...

New Glass, Poli-Glow and Vertglas Gelcoat ‘Restorers’ Last Longest

When small computers started to become popular, experts spoke knowingly of the “paperless office.” When the year 2000 rolled around, pundits said that the...

Upgrading the PS Test Boat

It seems our entire boating lives have been spent fixing up junkers. Well, not exactly hurricane boats, but older fiberglass boats that needed a...

Special Maintenance Section:Newcomers Bristol and Woolsey Are Promising Teak Treatments

Teak has for years been the wood of choice for marine use, although the trend towards the elimination of exterior teak appears to be...

Special Maintenance Section:Pettit Trinidad SR Leads a Large Group of Bottom Paints

Fouling is simply the growth of water-dwelling critters on your boat’s bottom, resulting in higher skin friction and a decrease in a boat’s speed...

Special Maintenance Section:Newcomers Bristol and Woolsey Are Promising Teak Treatments

Teak has for years been the wood of choice for marine use, although the trend towards the elimination of exterior teak appears to be...

Special Maintenance Section:Pettit Trinidad SR Leads a Large Group of Bottom Paints

Fouling is simply the growth of water-dwelling critters on your boat’s bottom, resulting in higher skin friction and a decrease in a boat’s speed...

LED Flashlights: Tektite Expedition Best Value

Most of us have had the annoying experience of the bulb failing in our flashlight, usually at a less than opportune moment. Even when...

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Storms and SeagullsBrian Pollard wrote, Reference your excellent article Rogues Waves Do The Damage (January 1, 2000), your readers should know of the book...

The Cheap Big Cruising Sailboat – Endeavour 42

Interested in a 40-45 foot cruising sailboat? Sailing Florida or the Bahamas and need a shoal draft sailboat that’s big enough to be a...

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Aluminum Cruisers: The Basics for First-Time Buyers

Even a quick glance at the commercial maritime industry highlights the value of aluminum vessels. Their inherent durability, strength and resistance to corrosion makes...