With an undulating impact and subsequent rise and fall of the hull into and out of sight in the rear view mirror, two thoughts flashed to mind: the sloop Kaitlin was not to sail at the 38th Annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, and that a wooden boat is infinitely repairable. The worst case scenario of boat trailering had just occurred, a rear‐end car collision into a stopped trailered boat. The car's impact and continuing movement forward had, among other events, forced the small transom mounted outboard inward toward and under the hull, explosively rupturing the epoxy laminated plywood transom, leaving both the mount and attached outboard motor separated and hanging on a remaining splinter of wood. Where the motor mount had once been attached was now a jagged edged rectangular hole large enough to pass a soccer ball through.
It is with extreme gratitude and pleasure that I offer my huge thanks to Phil Riise of Seaview Boatyard and the staff of System Three Resins, Inc. for their assistance in helping to repair my 1947 Cataract boat.
This is the Super "R" hot tub from Maine Cedar Hot Tubs, Inc. The outer shell of these tubs is constructed from an oil finished Western Red Cedar and accented with brushed stainless steel bands to mirror the appearance of the traditional cedar or redwood tub. Maine Cedar Hot Tubs, Inc. use System Three Silvertip Epoxy to cold-mould and overlay the cap rail, base rail, and inner shell of the tub.
I like to make durable surfaces using resin and small pieces of salvaged metal. I learned aboutMirrorCoat(tm) from Darin Montgomery, furniture designer-builder and owner of Urbancase. Nick Gucker at System Three Resins was very helpful, by phone and email, when I had technical questions about its use.
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Oak Railing repaired after 10 Years with System Three T-88 Structural Epoxy Adhesive and the u-TAH Cartridge System. I bought my home in Freehold, NJ, back in July of 1997 and I've been staring at this split railing at the top of my staircase from the get go. I'm not sure how long it was like that before we bought the place, but let's figure it's been like that for, at least, 10 years. I've been sick of staring at, but since I couldn't even pull the delaminated piece back to the main body with my bare hands, I figured it would be a tough chore (probably require a bolt, which wouldn't look so clean).
Alan Overmoe's model V-2 rocket takes off from the Salt Flats. The rocket fully loaded weighs 105 pounds and is powered by an "N" motor. Top speed is 725 feet per second, just under the speed of sound. Alan hails from Salt Lake and has built a white water dory using System Three epoxy.
The PT-15 is a high-performance, cold-molded, gaff-rigged sailing dinghy imagined by Dave Robison (director of the Northwest Maritime Center), designed by Paul Bieker (designer of the BMW Oracle AMERICA's Cup) and built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding by the students using System Three Epoxy products.