Strippers using plastic covering sheets, like Peel Away and West Marines MarineStrip, stay active longer than other strippers.
Acrylic film coatings give tired-looking hulls high gloss, but in most cases they are stop-gap measures—sooner than later paint is the ultimate answer.
What lasts, what doesn't. Our latest exposure results.
If you're going to sail you'll be doing some stitching-no two ways about it. That doesn't mean you have to go overboard with sail repair tools. Don't jump into the $100 do-everything kit. Start with a modest kit, adding tools and materials only as your skills grow and projects require them. Chances are, you already have most of what you need in your other supply lockers or tool boxes.