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!
Say No To Waypoints
Ever since they first appeared in my navigational toolbox decades ago I have been wary of waypoints. They certainly do seem helpful, these electronic flags we plant in the ether to guide us to where we want to go. But I noticed early on they also tend to distort our perception. ...read more