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The Penny-Pinching PhD Sailor

 Subscribers OnlyA key principle, at least from my perspective as an engineer, is knowing your boat. In 30 years of boat ownership,...

No-Rust Bags? A Bit of a Bust.

 Subscribers OnlyCleaner than coil and grease coatings, these bags protect areas that are hard to reach. Additionally, the protective...

A Stronger Screwhole Repair

 Subscribers OnlyThe fastest way to attach light hardware to a cored deck is a self-tapping screw. It is also the fastest way to have...

Mildew-resistant Caulks for Boats

 Subscribers OnlyWe recently tested shear strength of many caulks on many different materials and delivered a few tentative...

Snap Extenders for Old Canvas

Sunbrella does not shrink. That is the mantra, and for covers and dodger that are left in place, it seems to be the...

2017 Top Sailing Gear

 Subscribers OnlyEach year, just prior to the fall boat show season, Practical Sailor editors consult with our testers to come up with...