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Louis Derry

Louis Derry
Louis Derry is a marine DIY enthusiast and liveaboard with a passion for providing helpful and insightful articles for boaters and sailors alike. Starting his liveaboard life in the South Coast town of Brighton Louis now runs. Boat Renovation People (BRP) providing articles on boat restoration, renovation and building to help others wishing to do the same. Louis's passion is to show people that sailing and boating can be accessible to all and should never limited by the cost of maintenance.

Expert Advice. Antifoul: all there is to know

Anti-fouling paints have come a long way and are more widely available than ever.  Modern paints work by releasing a controlled amount of biocides over a period of time. Antifoul prevents organisms and plant life from gripping the hull of a boat by releasing chemicals. Some antifoul paints offer protection against …

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Marine Plywood: knowing the basics

Marine plywood is a great sheet material that can be easily cut using both hand saws and basic power tools. Marine plywood is often used to build boat interiors and to replace flooring during boat renovations.  But why do we have to use plywood specifically made for the marine environment …

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