I was crewing aboard a boat named Breskell, a 51ft cutter-rigged, cold-molded, mahogany sloop. We were voyaging from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Port Townsend, Washington, via the Northwest Passage. A few days before setting sail, the captain, Olivier Huin, asked me to secure ...read more
“You won’t be able to pee on a heel,” someone said. “You won’t have room to stow the coco peat,” said another. “I don’t know. That’s just gross,” said a third. These are just a few examples of the pushback my partner, Phillip, and I got when we announced on our blog we were ...read more
In this video, West System Epoxies’ tech advisor and veteran sailor Bruce Niederer Gutzmer uses a number of different tools and techniques to install a new fiberglass-reinforced bulkhead in the tech center’s J/22 project boat. For additional information or to contact the tech center directly.
In this video, West System Epoxies’ tech advisor and veteran boatbuilder Greg Bull explains the different tools and techniques that can be used to replace a wet core—in this case in the starboard sidedeck of the tech center’s J/22 project boat.