West System marine-grade epoxy provides an effective means of installing cleats, blocks, tracks or any other kind of hardware into a deck without compromising its watertight integrity. In this video, tech advisor and veteran boatbuilder Greg Bull goes through the steps of installing a new cleat in the foredeck of the tech center’s J/22 project boat. For additional information or to contact the tech center directly, click here.
Ask Sail: Silencing A Rattling Headsail
Q: Our Pearson 26 has a 110-percent jib that tends to rattle very noisily at the top hank. We only bought the old boat recently, but it must have been happening for a long time, since there’s a deep groove worn inside that bronze hank. The jib has an unusually large and wide ...read more