Year: 2023

OD Guitars – Essential Tools for Perfect Tone

OD Guitars – Essential Tools for Perfect Tone

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been absolutely hooked on building and creating things. It started with RC airplanes – I’d spend hours getting my hands dirty, piecing together every tiny part, and then watching my creations take flight. But it wasn’t just about the building; it was the thrill of seeing something I’d made from ... OD Guitars – Essential Tools for Perfect Tone More

How Can You Minimise Epoxy Waste?

How Can You Minimise Epoxy Waste?

In the days of each and everyone of us adapting our lives to be more environmentally friendly when working with epoxy, there is always a way to minimise your leftovers. David Johnson uses his many years of epoxy experience to offer insights into ways he has become savvy with epoxy waste. What Techniques Does David ... How Can You Minimise Epoxy Waste? More

How Did a Dentist Become a Woodworker?

How Did a Dentist Become a Woodworker?

I spent over thirty years practising as a dentist and harboured a constant fascination for crafting wooden furniture and home accessories. My skills in woodworking were entirely self-acquired, leading to a certain unpredictability in the quality of my creations. In 2021, I chose early retirement and undertook a year-long designer/maker course at the esteemed Waters ... How Did a Dentist Become a Woodworker? More

Restoring a Sailboat

Restoring a Sailboat

I have been working as an electrician, accumulating over 15 years of valuable experience within the construction industry. Until a few years ago, the notion of delving into boating had never crossed my mind. Initially, my plan involved purchasing a van and converting it for road trips across Europe. However, fate had other plans in ... Restoring a Sailboat More

Mark Hester, The Design Behind Formworx

Mark Hester, The Design Behind Formworx

I have nurtured a passion for design and crafting for as far back as I can recall. During my childhood, every yoghurt pot, cardboard box, or straw became a canvas for my imagination. These objects would transform into robots, spaceships, or racing cars! Yet, even in my early years, I recognised a disparity. This was ... Mark Hester, The Design Behind Formworx More

How is Simen Soltvedt Crafting the Future with Resin and Wood?

How is Simen Soltvedt Crafting the Future with Resin and Wood?

My name is Simen Soltvedt and I’m 48 years old. I reside on the scenic west coast of Norway in Bjørnafjorden. It’s just an hour away from Bergen, the country’s second-largest city. My wonderful wife, Elin, and I are proud parents of two young adults aged 18 and 22. By profession, I delve into the ... How is Simen Soltvedt Crafting the Future with Resin and Wood? More

Women in Boat Building #WIBB

Women in Boat Building #WIBB

Belinda Joslin serves as the founder of ‘Women in Boat Building’, a Community Interest Company established to provide support, foster connections, and offer inspiration to women actively involved in boatbuilding. Previously, Belinda held a role as a finisher at Spirit Yachts in Ipswich. It was during this time that she became motivated to connect with ... Women in Boat Building #WIBB More

What are the Efficient Techniques for Mixing Lightweight Filler into Epoxy Resin?

What are the Efficient Techniques for Mixing Lightweight Filler into Epoxy Resin?

Are you used to standing in a dust cloud when you mix lightweight filler into your epoxy? There’s a handy technique to avoid that. David Johnson tells all. I have to be honest – no-one ever asks us how to go about mixing a filler into epoxy. In fact, I wondered briefly if it was ... What are the Efficient Techniques for Mixing Lightweight Filler into Epoxy Resin? More

Bridging Generations with Boats – The Journey of Polly Robinson

Bridging Generations with Boats – The Journey of Polly Robinson

Meet Polly Robinson. From a young age, she developed a strong passion for boats. This was influenced by her sailing enthusiast family, who were also skilled boat builders. Her childhood was filled with thrilling boat adventures, in the scenic south of England and the serene Lake District. The Pram Dinghy: A Family Heirloom One particularly ... Bridging Generations with Boats – The Journey of Polly Robinson More

How Does Ensuring a Clean Surface Lead To a Strong Epoxy Bond?

How Does Ensuring a Clean Surface Lead To a Strong Epoxy Bond?

Why is Cleanliness So Crucial When Applying Epoxy? When you’re preparing a surface for an epoxy application, cleanliness isn’t just important, it’s absolutely crucial. You see, if your surface isn’t clean before you begin, you’re setting yourself up for a tougher job down the line. Why? Because contamination can actually reduce the adhesive power of ... How Does Ensuring a Clean Surface Lead To a Strong Epoxy Bond? More

Sailing Rum Punch

Sailing Rum Punch

Sailing Rum Punch comprises of Ellie and Ben. They form a dynamic duo with a unified vision. Their goal is to transform a 1972 ‘Contest 38’ sailing boat into their idyllic abode. Equipped with their impressive vessel, they embark on an exciting journey to navigate the vast expanses of the oceans. Background knowledge: Ben’s upbringing ... Sailing Rum Punch More

Ocracoke 20-B

Ocracoke 20-B

Tell us a bit about your background and what motivated/inspired you to boatbuilding? My business primarily focuses on agriculture, food, and related machinery sectors. I serve as an importer and distributor in Türkiye, representing seven different companies. I source high-quality seeds and machinery from reputable suppliers in the Netherlands, UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Finland, and ... Ocracoke 20-B More

Glen Lee River Table

Glen Lee River Table

Volunteers at Glasgow’s Clyde Maritime Centre have made a stunning river table/bar and installed it in the Tall Ship Glen Lee, a three-masted museum ship that operates as a visitor attraction and events venue. The charity anticipates that the bar, made with Entropy Resins®, will attract more events like weddings, parties, and corporate functions, helping ... Glen Lee River Table More

How Did Fergal Butler’s Boat Survive 8 Years Underwater?

How Did Fergal Butler’s Boat Survive 8 Years Underwater?

Fergal Butler is a man with a plan. After giving up work – as a daffodil picker – he needed a hobby which he could manage in his back garden while also caring full time for his family. He wanted to build a motor cruiser with room for two wheelchairs – to accommodate his wife ... How Did Fergal Butler’s Boat Survive 8 Years Underwater? More

Les Bátar – Viking Boat

Les Bátar – Viking Boat

Hailing from France, the remarkable group known as Les Bátar is passionately working towards a ground-breaking endeavour: constructing the world’s fastest longship. Their ambitious goal? To embark on an extraordinary voyage across the seas, setting sail towards New York. Founded in 2011 as a non-profit organisation, they have been dedicated to the reconstruction of Viking ... Les Bátar – Viking Boat More

Fabio Giacomini – Handmade Surfboard Designer

Fabio Giacomini – Handmade Surfboard Designer

For many people, surfing represents more than a sport. It is a way of life and a way to connect with nature and the ocean. Fabio, a Handmade Surfboard Designer and Shaper, was born in Rome on May 1, 1962. He has turned this passion into a lifestyle that led him from the Italian coast ... Fabio Giacomini – Handmade Surfboard Designer More

Rising from Ashes – The Haven 12.5 Project

Rising from Ashes – The Haven 12.5 Project

Tell us a bit about your background and what motivated or inspired you to enter the boat industry? When I was 13 years old, I started building my very first wooden boat using Geoffrey Prout’s flatty design. It was an experience that ignited a deep passion for boats within me, later inspiring me to pursue ... Rising from Ashes – The Haven 12.5 Project More

Can WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Improve Home Repairs?

Can WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Improve Home Repairs?

How Can Epoxy Seal Sinks and Countertops? Did you know that your trusted WEST SYSTEM Epoxy can be used for a variety of indoor and outdoor home repairs, including fixing a cracked toilet or addressing plaster issues? You can use epoxy to seal the surfaces of high moisture areas, as well as the edges of ... Can WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Improve Home Repairs? More

Sailing Towards Learning: Circles Alternative Education’s Boat Project Empowers Youth with Community-Based Education

Sailing Towards Learning: Circles Alternative Education’s Boat Project Empowers Youth with Community-Based Education

Circles Alternative Education is a non-profit community interest company. Its primary goal is to engage young people in learning through practical skills development. They focus on providing opportunities to those who are not in full-time education. Additionally, they specifically target individuals with special educational needs, particularly those who struggle with literacy skills. Unlike traditional schools ... Sailing Towards Learning: Circles Alternative Education’s Boat Project Empowers Youth with Community-Based Education More

From Plank of Wood to i550 Sport Boat in 3 Minutes Using Epoxy Resin

From Plank of Wood to i550 Sport Boat in 3 Minutes Using Epoxy Resin

Ever wondered what goes into making a sport boat using Epoxy Resin? Here’s how WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy inventors Jan and Meade Gougeon and their team of Technical Experts did it. All in all, it took about 700 hours of work but, we’re guessing you don’t have that kind of time to spare. Instead, take the ... From Plank of Wood to i550 Sport Boat in 3 Minutes Using Epoxy Resin More

A Sailors Life Travelling With Rob Storrar

A Sailors Life Travelling With Rob Storrar

We’re excited to share Storrar Marine’s latest article from their newsletter and give an insight into owner Rob’s trip’s away. Find out what Rob takes with him on his travels which always come in handy when out on the water. In my man cave at Tynemouth I do keep a selection of adhesives including some ... A Sailors Life Travelling With Rob Storrar More

<strong>Adaptive surfboard shaper designing boards to inspire and empower </strong>

Adaptive surfboard shaper designing boards to inspire and empower 

For over 3 decades, JP Surfboards has been a trusted name in the surfboard-shaping industry. A family-run business owned by John, they bring a wealth of expertise in the industry. The industry has evolved over the years, with significant changes from the way boards are designed, to sourcing bio-based materials such as resin. JP Surfboards ... <strong>Adaptive surfboard shaper designing boards to inspire and empower </strong> More

PRO-SET EPOXY AND OVINGTON BOATS JOINT SPONSORS OF INTERNATIONAL OK DINGHY 2023 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

PRO-SET EPOXY AND OVINGTON BOATS JOINT SPONSORS OF INTERNATIONAL OK DINGHY 2023 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

PRO-SET® epoxy is sponsoring the upcoming International OK Dinghy 2023 World Championships, to be held at Lyme Regis Sailing Club 22-30 June 2023. The event – consisting of ten races – is expected to attract over 100 competitors from New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Demark, Holland, Sweden, France and Norway among other nations. PRO-SET is a ... PRO-SET EPOXY AND OVINGTON BOATS JOINT SPONSORS OF INTERNATIONAL OK DINGHY 2023 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS More

Basic Techniques of Surface Prep for Repairs on Wooden Boats?

Basic Techniques of Surface Prep for Repairs on Wooden Boats?

Learn the basic techniques! Whether you plan on bonding, laminating, filleting, fairing, or applying fabrics, the success of the application depends not only on the strength of the epoxy, but also on how well the epoxy adheres to the surface to which it is being applied. Why is Surface Preparation Important? “Surface preparation is one ... Basic Techniques of Surface Prep for Repairs on Wooden Boats? More