|GBI Technical Advisor Tom Pawlak demonstrates a
a fiberglass repair technique at a Fiberglass Boat
Every year the Technical staff at Gougeon Brothers, Inc. teaches a Fiberglass Boat Repair Workshop. Around here, we affectionately refer to this as "Glue U."
Our 2013 Fiberglass Boat Repair Workshop will take place February 27-28 (Wednesday and Thursday) right here at Gougeon Headquarters iin Bay City, Michigan where we manufacture WEST SYSTEM Epoxy. This session is designed exclusively to benefit marine professionals—yard pros, composite repair specialists, managers, surveyors, insurance inspectors and dealers anyone who works building and repairing composite hulls and parts. The workshop also addresses wood in composite structures and wood as a structural fiber. However, it is not a class geared for the one-off wooden boat builder. (If you're looking for one of those, there is a raft of options available here.)
The workshop includes both classroom lecture and plenty of hands-on projects. Students learn the best approaches to make long-lasting, cost effective boat repairs and will come away with a deeper understanding of modern composite technology.
The cost of the workshop is only $495 and covers two days of instruction and materials, hotel accommodations for both nights, continental breakfasts, lunches each day and dinner the first night. For complete details, download a pdf of the course brochure.
How you get here is up to you. In February we usually have plenty of snow, so dog sleds or even reindeer are viable options. My advice: pack warm clothes.
For details, call us toll free at 866-937-8797.