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The epoxy/fiberglass roof called for a coat of epoxy with a fire retardant additive was applied and the surfaces were sanded again. A floor sander was used on the large flat areas.

An Epoxy & Fiberglass Roof

by C. Joe Parker

And epoxy/fiberglass roof was the solution for Bill Wendt. He called and described how his flat roof had been leaking. He said he was also putting an addition on the house, and wanted to use the same flat roof design so the addition would blend in with the rest of the house. But first, he wanted to eliminate the roof leak. Continue reading

Liner Repair on SHARP CHEDDAR

by C. Joe Parker

SHARP CHEDDAR needed her liner repaired. This San Juan 24 was badly damaged in a storm  blew her out of the Saginaw River. The boat bounced on the bottom of her slip for about 18 hours. When SHARP CHEDDAR was removed from the water a couple of days later, the keel actually wiggled back and forth. The keel to keel boss joint looked fine, with absolutely no sign of cracking or damage. There was little indication of the severity of the damage, but when the keel wiggled, the bottom of the boat flexed in and out. My friend John, who has owned the boat for about 15 years, was pretty upset. He was afraid it could not be repaired. Continue reading

The Tallinn Cathedral, built for Peter the Great in the 1700s.

Laminating TRADER in Estonia

by C. Joe Parker

TRADER is an Alan Andrews designed 70′ IMS racer/cruiser, built by AKE Ltd. On July 7, 1992, my wife Deb and I traveled to Tallinn, Estonia. We were there to help begin the lamination of TRADER the first boat built with Gougeon Laminating Epoxy [the precursor to PRO-SET Epoxy -ed] in the former Soviet Union.¬† In October 1990, East and West Germany were reunited. In 1991 the Soviet Union was dissolved. In July 1992, Gougeon Brothers traveled to the Eastern Block. Yep, history in the making.

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