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J-Boats Unveils the J/121

The new J/121 (pronounced 1-2-1) is a 40’ offshore speedster that can be day raced or distance sailed by just 5 or less crew…. the best short-handed J ever…. capable of winning on any race track while also excelling in daysailing and weekend mode. Here’s a boat, class and program that redefines sailboat racing as [...]

2016-10-18T10:43:42+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Categories: Boat Reviews, Boating, Buying a Boat, Sailing|

Hunter 466 For Sale

This freshwater only Hunter 466 can sail the lakes and oceans in comfort with room to sleep three couples with option for two more in the salon. All lines are led to the cockpit, which makes sailing single handed a breeze. The spacious salon and large galley are everything needed to put everyone in comfort [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:09+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Categories: Boating, Boats for Sale|

J/120 For Sale

Hull #152 'Irresistible Too' Sold August 2016 A smooth and stable ride with award winning performance that earned her the distinction of being Cruising World magazine's Overall Boat of the Year and Best Value in a full sized cruising [...]

What do I do About Bottom Paint?

What do I do about Bottom Paint? Trying to become more earth friendly is nothing terribly new. Many different sports that interact and even depend on the outdoors have changed the ways they impact the environment. For instance, in the 1970s lead shot was eliminated from shotgun shells used in conjunction with duck hunting. Boat [...]

Bottom Paint Removal: Part 3 of 3

This installment will be about the application of the final bottom paint. Most hulls that are wet-sailed (always in the water) have some type of ablative or anti-fouling paint, with something in them to help limit marine growth on the hull. Without a paint like these, critters and slime start growing almost immediately once the [...]

2016-10-04T16:17:10+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Categories: Boating, DIY, Letters from Steve, Repairs|Tags: , , , , |

Bottom Paint Removal & Application Part 2 of 3

So in this blog, we’ll talk about surface prep of the bottom and the barrier coat. It is imperative that the surface is completely clear or all residue, oil, or old paint as the new paint will not adhere correctly or even at all. Nothing is worse than having to haul your boat out mid-season [...]

2016-10-26T09:16:09+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Categories: Boating, DIY, Letters from Steve, Repairs|Tags: , , , |