The boat is unpainted from the water line up, other than a fore-and-aft hull stripe. the decks are patterned with tbs anti skid. the bottom is treated with inorganic zinc silicate produced by meta (lyons france), covered in two-pot polyurethane, followed with aluminium compatible antifoulings.. The woodenboat forum is sponsored by woodenboat publications, publisher of woodenboat magazine. the forum is a free service, and much like the "free" content on public radio, we hope you will support woodenboat by subscribing to this fabulous magazine.. Welcome to the new-look rowing service noticeboard use the categories on the right to select just the posts you are interested in. all the postings on this site are open to view by any reader..