Boat Maintenance

A professional cleaner prepares to dive on one of our former bottom paint test boats, a Cape Dory 28.

Bottom Paint Care

Is your bottom-cleaning routine working against your paint?

Modern anti-fouling paints promise a hull free of marine growth for one to several seasons. But in nutrient-rich water and as the paint becomes expended, barnacles and green stuff take hold, slowing us down, increasing fuel consumption under power, and degrading handling.

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