Darwin, Barnacles, and Organ Envy:
Apparently feeling the effects of 10 years of bottom paint testing, Practical Sailor editor Darrell Nicholson riffs on Charles Darwin, barnacle sex, and organ envy in this report…
While gathering data for this month’s bottom paint report, my research, as often happens, took a strange turn. There clearly is something about the whiff of solvents and fungicides that stirs my neural cells into a minestrone soup. I became obsessed with fouling organisms, those small, crusty invertebrates that arrive uninvited, latch on to our boat’s hull and call it their home.
The oceanic equivalent of implacable in-laws, they addled me to no end. Do they ever…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Darwin, Barnacles, and Organ Envy, Editor
Hispanic Outreach Important to Grow Boating:
by Norm Schultz, Trade Only Today
Manning the Discover Boating center at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show surely reminds me that Hispanic families like boating and that they are an important target market for boating’s future growth.
It might be more apparent in Miami where more than 61 percent of the population is Hispanic, but many areas around the country boast large communities. In fact, there are already more than 25 key Hispanic markets in the U.S.
In the Discover Boating center here, we get the ch…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Hispanic Outreach Important to Grow Boating, Editor