Year: 2021

Building The Longbow Hydroplane – Part 1

Building The Longbow Hydroplane – Part 1

A British team is taking on the challenge of a lifetime. Breaking the current water speed record in the purpose-built jet hydroplane, Longbow, with a wood structure bonded and coated with Epoxy. Forty-four years ago this November the current holder, Spirit of Australia, set the record at 288mph, then a year later set the current ... Building The Longbow Hydroplane – Part 1 More

Fleur En Route Jewelry

Fleur En Route Jewelry

Florine from Fleur en Route Jewelry creates handmade jewellery and decor, utilising the nature around her as the centerpieces of her products. As a German who moved to France during the pandemic, the last few years for Florine have been full of navigating and overcoming obstacles. Throughout that time, her business has been going from ... Fleur En Route Jewelry More

Building Eider at The Tallship Museum

Building Eider at The Tallship Museum

A British cargo vessel. An Italian ship of mystery. The Tall Ship Museum in Glasgow is home to the iconic Glenlee. In this article, we explore the daily activities at the museum, from owning and maintaining the historic Glenlee, their charitable activities, and the work with their local community, providing support to those in need. ... Building Eider at The Tallship Museum More

WEST SYSTEM Technical Team supports boat owners at Southampton International Boat Show

WEST SYSTEM Technical Team supports boat owners at Southampton International Boat Show

The WEST SYSTEM® Technical Team will be running a series of live epoxy demonstrations on its stand (J401, Ocean Hall) at the Southampton International Boat Show, showing visitors how to get the most from its epoxy products. The Show takes place from 10th to the 19th September.   The Technical Team will be on hand throughout the Show to answer ... WEST SYSTEM Technical Team supports boat owners at Southampton International Boat Show More

Building Miss Isle – The Gentleman’s Racer

Building Miss Isle – The Gentleman’s Racer

On a farm, tucked away in the Cotswolds, UK, you wouldn’t think to find a boatbuilder. But that’s where you’ll find Dan Lee, working away on his latest project. In this article, we delve into Dan’s latest build, Gentleman’s Racer, Miss Isle, and discover how he turned a childhood dream into a reality. A wooden ... Building Miss Isle – The Gentleman’s Racer More

Working With Nature, Not Against It – Kevin Varndell Designs

Working With Nature, Not Against It – Kevin Varndell Designs

Limited to nothing but his own imagination, Kevin Varndell is driven by his passion for carpentry and the ability to create something completely unique in his own design.  Based in East Boldre, The New Forest in the south of England, Kevin has a career spanning 30 years in design and construction under his belt. As ... Working With Nature, Not Against It – Kevin Varndell Designs More

Exploring Suffolk Yacht Harbour

Exploring Suffolk Yacht Harbour

Image credit: Emily Harris In the lead up to the summer season, the boatyard services team at Suffolk Yacht Harbour is working around the clock on maintenance and repair jobs, ensuring the incredible boats that come through their doors are ready to go back on the water. Suffolk Yacht Harbour (SYH) is the leading independent ... Exploring Suffolk Yacht Harbour More

DIY Coasters at Home with Your Family?

DIY Coasters at Home with Your Family?

“I wanted to produce four coasters using Entropy Resins® Epoxy, the Soft and Vivid Colour Tints and the metallic gold pigment,” explains Colin, a former employer of Wessex Resins. “This was a joint project with my daughter and we had so much fun creating these coasters together.” Collaborative projects with your family are a great ... DIY Coasters at Home with Your Family? More

An Extraordinary Challenge – The M2M Atlantic Four

An Extraordinary Challenge – The M2M Atlantic Four

1 boat. 60 days. 3,800 miles. Four friends are aiming to do something extraordinary. To be the first crew to row non-stop from mainland Europe to mainland South America in a pure class boat. The challenge The normal Atlantic challenge starts in the Canary Islands and finishes in the Caribbean. Instead, Jim, Justin, Rob and ... An Extraordinary Challenge – The M2M Atlantic Four More

UK Chandleries Open – January 2021

UK Chandleries Open – January 2021

As England, Scotland and Wales enter another lockdown, you may have started work on those home projects. Whether it’s boat maintenance and repairs, a restoration or a brand new build, you’re going to need to stock up on supplies. To help you out, we’ve created a list of Chandleries that have remained open, either in-store ... UK Chandleries Open – January 2021 More

Creating an Artisan Gold Ring with Canadian Maple and Epoxy

Creating an Artisan Gold Ring with Canadian Maple and Epoxy

You may be surprised to learn that the UK is home to some of the finest gold around. Mark discovered this as a child when his father, Edward, would take him panning for gold. It was here that Mark found his passion and would later go on to train as a Geologist and Goldsmith, Chartered ... Creating an Artisan Gold Ring with Canadian Maple and Epoxy More