Category Archives: How To Articles

Review these articles for information on how to use various products.

What Varnish to Choose?

Typically a varnish is what is used to protect wood that exposed to the elements for long periods of time (think teak wood on boats). Here are the links to our varnish choices to check as well. Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss- Wood … Continue reading

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Awlgrip vs. Awlcraft 2000 – What are the differences?

  Awlgrip and Awlcraft 2000 – Which is better? Awlgrip and Awlcraft 2000 are two different types of urethane topcoats manufactured by Awlgrip. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages and when trying to decide which to apply, it … Continue reading

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Restoring Awlgrip and Awlcraft 2000 Paint

Over time contaminants can build up and cause the finish of your Awlgrip/Awlcraft 2000paint to appear dull.  You can restore the gloss of a freshly painted boat and prevent the premature aging caused by contaminates by following these steps: Wash … Continue reading

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Choosing a Bilge Pump

What are Bilge Pumps? Bilge pumps are devices used in boats to remove unwanted water from the bilge compartment of a boat. (The bilge is the lowest compartment of the inside hull of a ship.) Whether you have a sailboat … Continue reading

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Choosing the right boat paint

There are many different boat paints and qualities, generally the more you spend the better the results. Duralux High Gloss Marine Enamel is affordable and easy to apply and only recommended for above the waterline or moderate use on the bottom (a … Continue reading

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Which Resin Should I Choose?

Choosing the right resin depends on the type of project you are tackling. Listed below are the most common types of resins are their intended uses: Polyester Resin: Polyester resins are unsaturated resins that are combined with hardeners, such as MEKP. … Continue reading

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Can I Reactivate Hard Bottom Paint?

According to Practical Sailor Magazine, March 2013 issue, this topic was discussed. It is generally regarded that after 72 hours of exposure to air that hard bottom paints will oxidize and lose antifouling  properties but test are showing otherwise. Of … Continue reading

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How to use a Fiberglass Repair Kit

A hole in your fiberglass looks bad and can lead to water damage but it can be repaired with patience. Fiberglass is a strong material that will bond to almost any surface if prepared. It is applied by cutting the … Continue reading

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Topside Boat Paint Options: What are your choices?

There are many different topside boat paints and qualities, generally the more you spend the better the results. Duralux High Gloss Marine Enamel is affordable and easy to apply and only recommended for above the waterline or moderate use on the … Continue reading

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What is the best paint for my boat?

A lot of factors contribute to what paint is best for your boat: Are you painting the entire boat, or just the bottom? Are you in fresh water or salt water? Is your boat trailered? What is on the bottom … Continue reading

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