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Washer/Dryer Combos. Navico and Navik. Adhesive Removers. Manganese Bronze. Cetol on Gelcoat.

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HypothermiaIn September 1999, British and Swedish scientists published observations about swimmers in cold water that are of interest to recreational boaters.They found that the...

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Dutchman vs. Lazy JacksIm in the market for some kind of sail flaking system and need advice. Have you compared the lazy jack method...

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Henri WauquiezYour January 1 editorial on the passing of Mr. Hinterhoeller was well deserved. However, another builder of superior production boats, Henri Wauquiez, passed...

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Inflatable vs. Hard DinghyI have recently bought a nice, old 38' Shannon ketch, and she has dinghy davits. I have no dinghy, but am...

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Email/Internet SolutionsI read the December 1999 article on email at sea with interest as we have been looking for a convenient way to stay...

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Cored Hull ConcernI write in hopes that you will be able to tackle a fundamental question. Our family, which has been involved one way...

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Ranger 26 ReviewIn your review of the Ranger 26 (August 1) you stated that self-tapping screws were used on the hull-to-deck joint. My 1974...

Simple Tips for Maintaining Stainless Steel

When applying a paste cleaner, a toothbrush is useful for buffing tight spots and working into the pores of welds; follow by buffing with a cotton cloth. A green 3M scrubby pad helps for removing more aggressive stains. Continued rusting in welded areas might indicate a developing failure, requiring replacement. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and mild soap when done buffing.