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!
A Dramatic Comeback in the Volvo
After winning three of the last four legs in the Volvo Ocean Race (and coming in second in the fourth), Dutch-flagged Brunel is now tied for first overall with Spanish-flagged Mapfre and Chinese-flagged Dongfeng following the completion of Leg 10 from Cardiff, Wales, to ...read more