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Even if you have done fiberglass work, there are a lot of new Composites; besides epoxy and poly resins. Some can start a fire - some may not cure fast, some are flexible some are not supposed to be. Fixing a Hull, a water tank, bonding to metal, building a roller or making a model, a casting - can you make a house key ? Why and when do you mix in fibers, when to use other fillers or just thickeners. What works on wood, vinyl, plastic, and of course...on a boat?

When: Saturday Feb 9
13:00 -17:00
Where: College Stagecraft Shop, Room N3290.
700 Royal Avenue, Third Floor NE corner
New Westminster., British Columbia 
Contact: Ken Christie

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 Introduction to Fibreglass, Epoxy & More!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Douglas College, 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster

Greg is an experienced technician, and teacher;  From Rigging down to Keels

Why did he choose a Cooper 37 to soon go offshore in 2019 ?  We may discover some solid reasons.


This is a 1/2 day introductory workshop on the vast types of materials and techniques used for making small and large repairs to your fiberglass boat. It will include the various plastic and Composits sheeting available. plastics, like Lexan, Plexiglas, marine board, Marine Grade SEABOARD/StarBoard HDPE Sheets and such.

Topics will include basic boat construction, common failures and problems, types of materials to use, how to fix failures, basic techniques, materials, hazards and safety.  Why some composites made the big Osmotic Blisters. What to do about them.

Due to time restraints there will be no hands-on opportunities.  Bring your questions and ideas for projects.

A hands-on Course is being designed for later in the Spring, and you would like this introductory one first.

Greg Yellenik is a faculty member at Douglas College.  Yellenik has owned many various fabrication companies in his career and is experienced with multiple fabrication techniques for live performance, museums, attractions, zoos and of course boats.  Yellenik and his wife are presently outfitting their Cooper 37 Pilothouse to leave offshore in May 2019.

Instructor:  Greg Yellenik 

Location:  Douglas College:The Stagecraft Shop, Room N3290.  700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster.

BCA Members: $45
Non-members: $55

Limit 24 students.


There is a $15 processing fee in the event of participant cancellation.





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