Paints

Tefcite Coating Fails Static Panel Test at 1 Year

Our quest for new antifouling paints recently took us into the world of long-life spray-on coatings promoted in the commercial-shipping industry. While the spray-on,...

Favorite Bottom Paints by Region

Lately, readers have been asking us about which antifouling paints serve well for specific bodiesof water (or type of water). So, in this article-our...

For Big Repairs, Try Bellwether Boatyards

The wide-angle view gained by so many technicians at Brewer and smaller chains like Maryland-based Zimmerman Marine makes it quite likely that your sailboats...

Do-It-Yourself Nonskid Test Update

Its been 12 months since testers mounted the nonskid test panels on the roof, subjecting them to south Floridas semi-tropical weather-harsh sun, high humidity,...

Get Longer Life Out of Your Nonskid

Revamping a nonskid deck is not a project most boat owners look forward to doing. Here are a few tips to help you get...

Which Bottom Paints Last the Longest?

Current TestingIn this issue, we offer an update on three different test panels-after 33 months, 22 months, and 11 months in the water.The 33-month...

3M Masking Tape Matchup

Most sailors have discovered that when it comes to applying marine coatings, masking tape is as important as a paintbrush if you want straight...

Rope vs. Wire Lifelines

Three years ago, I bought a 1968 Hinterhoeller HR28 from a local junkyard that had paid $250 for it with plans to salvage the...

Anti-Mildew Weapons

I was wondering whether you might have any comments on using bottom paint on the boats interior to help fight mold and mildew. Many...

Mailport: June 2013

How thick is too thick for the buildup of old layers of bottom paint? This question arises because I have just finished painting the...

C&C 40: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 38-42 foot sailboat for less than $50,000? Considering a C&C 40? See a C&C Sailboat for sale? What are the...