How To Buff Your Hull The Right Way
Polishing and cleaning your boat with a power buffer may be intimidating at first, but after you get used to it your hull (and your forearms) will thank you.
Head trouble off at the pass by giving your boat a thorough physical. Learn more here.
Could this be the bilge-pump system of the future?
It all starts with the hull. If you haven’t got that right, there’s no way to fix it. Here we provide a full course in how boats are built, to underscore the point that the methods used today are an evolution of everything that’s gone before, on the steady march toward making a better boat.
Slicker Means QuickerA slippery new breed of bottom paint promises performance—but at a price.These days it seems like nearly everyone is talking about going green. Some people are going all out, living in solar-powered homes and driving hybrid cars, while others require a bit more convincing before they hop aboard the tree-hugger
A real-world test of this bottom paint produces some definitive results.Toward the middle of this past July, I had my Grand Banks 32 Sedan Betty Jane hauled at a local boatyard for two completely different reasons. First, I wanted to facilitate a first-rate wax job. Using a big electric buffer on a comparatively small, faux-planked hull
Over the years, I’ve squirted, rubbed, mopped, and sprayed my fair share of potions, pastes, and potations onto fiberglass and other boaty surfaces. And, given the amount of time, money, and effort I’ve lavished upon this strange enterprise, you’d think I’d