The following review was written by the editorial department of Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

Boatbuilders and do-it-yourself boatowners no longer have to wait for a surface to dry—or even take their boat out of the wate--to start caulking. Davis Instruments' new Slick Seam caulking compound adheres to wet, dry and even oil-stained surfaces. Made of fine waxes, pure mineral products and silicate fibers, Slick Seam can be used for any underwater seam application. It does not require any mixing or priming and it cures in half an hour. A 16-ounce container sells for $13.99.

Davis Instruments, Hayward, Calif., 510-732-9229;

March 2011