Advice & How-To
With helpful videos, advice on bottom paint selection and step-by-step instructions, this article will help you get the job done.
By Tom Burden and Brian Gordon, Last updated: 2/15/2021
Keep your gelcoat looking its best! This article discusses the tools, materials and techniques required to repair gelcoat dings and cracks.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 6/16/2020
You can’t fix a leak until you know where it is coming from. This article provides advice on how to track those pesky leaks down.
By Tom Burden, Last Updated: 9/10/2019
Read why WEST SYSTEM epoxy is a great choice for a wide variety of projects.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 11/20/2019
Along with some helpful tips, this article covers paint selection and the steps required to complete the job.
By Tom Burden, Last updated: 9/10/2019
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