Boat Maintenance

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Shedding Weight on Sailboats

 Subscribers OnlyBalsa and rigid foam cores. Aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys. Epoxy resins. Unidirectional glass, carbon...

A Fast Bottom Paint Finish

 Subscribers OnlyIn the quest for speed, sailors endlessly debate sail trim, the best cloth, the hottest cut, and which folding prop...

Choosing and Using Jackstands

 Subscribers OnlyWe’re guessing 90 percent of sailors have their boat hauled by a yard. A travel lift or crane plucks the boat...

Caulks Versus Mildew

 Subscribers OnlyWe expect a lot from sealants. They must withstand UV, salt and cleaning chemicals, bond to everything, flex to...

Chlorine and Caulk Don’t Mix

 Subscribers OnlyWhile interviewing boat maintenance professionals for background information preferences, several quipped that in...

Picking the Best Bottom Paint

This month’s report on bottom preparation is another reminder that the most effective paint as determined by our...