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A patch glued on with polyurethane adhesive sealant did not last as long as the epoxy repairs in our test. These adhesives can present an unwelcome challenge for anyone trying to repair the repair the same area later using a sewing machine.

Best Sailing Gear of 2018

Testers and editors name 2018 Editors’ Choice lineup.

Each autumn, Practical Sailor’s staff reviews the Best Choice winners from the previous 12 months of gear tests and selects 10 to 15 products that stood out above the rest. This year, the bulk of our testing focused on trouble-shooting failed safety gear, challenging traditional lore, and seeking out inexpensive do-it-yourself solutions to common problems. Our testers looked into everything from unconventional approaches to sail repair to the best option for marine air conditioning.

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