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Tuesday Tips & Tricks: West System Six10

We're starting a new Tuesday tradition at Sail22.com...Sail22 Tips & Tricks where we'll share with our readers about some of the how-tos to make your life easier.

So, here it goes, in our first Sail22 Tips & Tricks post we want to introduce you to a favorite product we often use in the Sail22 Speed Barn by West System called Six10 Epoxy Adhesive. The boys and girls up at West System up in Bay City, MI have made using their epoxy much easier. The simple concept that we have seen from Plexis and other companies with the fancy mixing tip has been incorporated by West System for everyone's all important boat building needs. All you need is a tube of West System's Six10 Epoxy and a basic caulk gun. Screw on the tip and you are good to go. The tube is pre-measured to dispense exactly the right amounts of each part into the tip and mix it all together. If you have a bigger project like putting a hull-deck seam together this is your best option. The mixing tip allows you to squirt the thickened epoxy right were you need it. If you have a little project that only requires a small amount of epoxy, there is no longer a need to pull out the boat building kit anymore! Just use West System's Six10 Epoxy without the mixing tip and squeeze out your desired amount into a mixing cup. Once again, the tube is super smart and gives you the correct portions of each of the two parts to make a great thickened epoxy ready for anything. Just mix it up with a stir stick and you are ready to go!

We're doing free shipping on West System Six10 for the month of June. So give us a call to order at 574-889-0022 or email us at info@sail22.com and we'll send it out right away!

West System provides some great informational tutorials online with video instruction as well here. Make sure you check it out and learn all about this Sail22 Speed Barn favorite!

14 Boats Registered & More New Sponsors!

We have top teams attending the Sail22 Melges 24 Worlds Tuning Regatta! In total we have 14 teams registered for the event as of today includeing the current World & European Champion, Lorenzo Bressani's Uka Uka. We also are excited to have Sebago and West System joining our already great sponsors. Sebago will be awarding gift certificates for every skipper and crew on each of the top 3 teams and West System will be giving each team the new Six10 thickened epoxy which is a great product.

Sail22 goes to Glue U

West System Headquarters

Here is a little write up from Ed's Dad, Bill Furry, on his trip to Glue U to learn about West System Epoxy.  He and my cousin, Bill Becker went in Ed's place as we were doing more important work at the Tobago Carnival Regatta and then on to a trip to Barbados.

Glue 'U' or more correctly "Boat Repair and Composite Technology Two-Day Professional Level Seminar/Workshop Course". Put on by the Technical and Management Staff of Gougeon Brothers, Inc., or better known as WEST SYSTEM, INC....

I included all of the above titles, because that is exactly what the course entailed.  A very professional, hands-on introduction to their products for novices, as myself, but a lot of technical knowledge for 'old timers' and users of their products for many years. And they showed you the tools to use.  More importantly they gave you their knowledge and 'tricks' learned from their research.  But also the feed back and knowledge of their customers. Their support is unparalleled. It is like having your own R & D team working for you 24/7. Just give them a call.

I was one of two team members from SAIL22 attending the seminar, to gain further knowledge and also learn what is new, such as, the Six10 Thickened Epoxy Adhesive.

The seminar was a no nonsense, two day 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM presentation.  Their technical staff covered it all. Basic Application Techniques, Fiberglass  Repair, Gelcoat Blister Repair, Vacuum Bagging Techniques, Wooden Boat Restoration and Repair,Final Fairing & Finishing, Fastener Bonding, Composite Structures and Product Safety,

We use WEST SYSTEM, in the field, to get our clients up and running, between races if necessary. Plus we have found ways to use their system to modify and adopt equipment for our own special needs and specifications.

Two days well spent!!