Projects: Magical sailing
In 2002 the seed was planted for John Taylor to build a boat with WEST SYSTEM® epoxy.
He bought a wagon full of cedar four by two and that was it, Ocean Swift (44ft catamaran) started. John had found a mention of WEST SYSTEM epoxy in a magazine, arranged an appointment and met up with David Johnson (Wessex Resins & Adhesives) at a service station by Dartford Tunnel. With diagrams spread across table, the sharing of knowledge and advice began on how to build a boat with epoxy.
Now John says, although he enjoyed building it, it’s nothing compared to sailing.
“The West Coast of Ireland is incredible,” he says. “At night there’re hundreds of dolphins, to see them swimming in the phosphorescence is quite magical.”
Watch the full conversation with John Taylor, Ocean Swift, about how he built his boat with WEST SYSTEM epoxy, at SIBS2019: