Boat Repairs with WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Course

Boat Repairs with WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy Course

Our comprehensive boat repair course is designed specifically for individuals who want to learn the best approaches to making long-lasting, cost-effective boat repairs. Since 1987, we have been hosting this highly regarded course in Bay City, Michigan. Over the years, hundreds of boat repair technicians, dealers, surveyors, insurance inspectors, and yard professionals have gained first-hand knowledge from our experienced technical staff.

During this hands-on course, you will develop a solid understanding of WEST SYSTEM® Epoxy’s handling and its various uses. Our expert instructors will guide you through practical exercises that cover a wide range of topics related to boat repairs. You will learn techniques that can help you achieve durable and high-quality results while saving costs.


Session 1: February 6-7, 2024

Session 2: February 13-14, 2024

*Each session is limited to 18 students.

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By Joining Our Course You Can Expect To:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge about modern composite technology.
  • Learn the best approaches for making long-lasting and cost-effective boat repairs.
  • Develop practical skills through hands-on exercises led by experienced instructors.
  • Understand the proper handling and applications of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy.
  • Fourteen hours of instructional and hands-on learning
  • Hotel accommodations for two nights
  • Lunch for both days and one nights dinner at a local eatery
  • Complimentary gift including comprehensive manuals and WEST SYSTEM product kit


Day 1

8:00 a.m.
Basic Techniques
Bonus: Hands-on Project
Fastener Bonding
Bonus: Hands-on Project
12:00 Noon
Composite Technology
Bonus: Vacuum Bagging Demo
Composite Repair
Bonus: Hands-on Project
Fairing Application & Techniques
Gelcoat Repairs Over Epoxy
5:00 p.m.

Day 2

8:00 a.m.
Gelcoat Blisters
Specialty Epoxies
Repairing Wood in Fiberglass Boats
12:00 Noon
Methods for Removing Epoxy-Bonded Fasteners
Questions & Post-Assessment
4:00 p.m.

“Amazing amount of thorough info on WEST SYSTEM products and their applications to marine use. Thank you!”

— Chris Helse, Harbor Vue Marina

Workshop Location:

Gougeon Brothers Inc. Research & Development Workshop
100 Patterson Ave.
Bay City, MI 48706


MBS International Airport
25 minute drive to our location

Hotel Accommodations (included):

Quality Inn & Suites
Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706

If you must cancel, we’ll refund your payment in full up to seven days before the course date. Cancellations made closer to the course date will be prorated. Please contact Nicole Barber at 866.937.8797, Ext 254 or [email protected] for changes/cancellations.

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Space for each session is limited to 18 registrants.


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