Russell Brown

Epoxy Basics by Russell Brown

Renowned boat designer, builder, and lifetime WEST SYSTEM Epoxy user Russell Brown  has published the ultimate epoxy primer—Epoxy Basics: Working with Epoxy Cleanly & Efficiently. Brown is well known in the industry for his meticulous craftsmanship.

Russell Brown

Russell Brown sailing a PT11 in a regatta.

His clear and concise book is one of the best guidelines you’ll find on using epoxy in wooden boat construction. It covers mixing and handling, surface preparation, gluing, clamping, filleting, sanding, glassing coating, creating flawless gloss coats, and more.

Epoxy Basics included full-color photography and its large, spiral-bound format is perfect for the shop. It’s also available as a digital download. Visit to learn more about this book or order a copy.

Brown, along with his wife Ashlyn, designs and sell kit boats through their company PT Watercraft in Port Townsend, Washington.