This past winter, SAIL magazine visited the West System epoxies tech center in Bay City, Michigan, to learn some of the ins and out of epoxy use as the team of experts there set to work helping restore an old J/22. Among the many subjects they covered were the basic properties of epoxy; some of the specialized tools that have been created to minimize wastage and ensure a project’s success; and the best way to do everything from smooth out a ding to build and install a brand-new bulkhead. Enjoy!
Iconic Merlin in the Biennial Newport-Bermuda Race
If you’re over 40 and know anything about sailing, you probably know exactly who Bill Lee is. The image is clear: bushy brown hair escaping from a Gilligan-style bucket hat, oversized sunglasses and a wrinkled flower-print button-down shirt. We (I’m 43) can also picture the ...read more