The unusually mild and wet winter in the Northeast had one drawback, as I discovered during a midwinter boat check—the conditions were ideal for mildew. There are various ways of getting rid of this pestilence, but it always seems to return. YachtBrite claims its enzyme-based Moldaway powder will kill off those pesky mold spores as well as clean up stains. Dissolved in water, the nontoxic, biodegradable powder can be used to clean canvas, vinyl, wood, fabrics, and other materials. $11.99 per 12-ounce can. YachtBrite, 800-643-2316, www.yachtbrite.com.
Know how: Make Your Catamaran a Charter Boat
“I own a yacht in the Caribbean.” It’s one of those things many of us would like to drop at a cocktail party but few can utter with any truthfulness. Maybe that’s why buying a boat and putting it into charter service (whether in the Caribbean or at dozens of destinations ...read more