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.
Our Allied Seabreeze 35, Keewaydin, has just turned 50, so it seemed appropriate to give her (and us) a small present to simplify sail handling—a new traveler. We’d already added a Tides Marine sail track, new halyard winches, and replaced the original quirky roller-furling boom ...read more
When the sun beats down and sail shadows narrow to lines on a hot deck, a sailor’s thoughts inevitably turn to shade. The ability to shelter from the sun can make the difference between a miserable day on the water or a glorious one. Sun shelters on a sailboat can be separated ...read more
A couple of years ago we brought our cockpit dodger, which was over 25 years old, to a local shop to get it re-stitched in a few places. Upon retrieving it we were told emphatically, “Please, don’t bring this back to me!” We took that as the final sign that we needed a new ...read more