Back inside Andy Miller’s Boatworks Today boat shop in Wisconsin and the upstate NY boat shed of Scott Smith and his Sea Dreamer Project, are two men hard at work on their dreams. Both dream of warmer days and nights on their boats that will have been lovingly restored in Andy’s case, and home- built for Scott. Both boatbuilders are singing the praises of Thixo Flex in their current projects, while being used for very different applications. That Thixo Flex is so useful in wooden boatbuilding as well as with fiberglass repair, speaks to the versatility and dependability of this handy product.
When epoxy is mixed with a thickener it becomes a very useful way to bond and to fill and fair. Working alone, as both of these gentlemen do, makes the convenience of Thixo in its premixed and measured dispenser a very valuable team member to have in the shop. With a flexible, high-strength bond that adheres to most surfaces, it’s an indispensable part of both boat shops.
Scott points out Thixo Flex’s handiness when bonding different substrates, and Andy demonstrates how the flexibility of this epoxy can be handy for areas that might flex or move from use or from weather-related expansion and contraction. Wooden boats, in particular, benefit greatly from this flexibility as they spend their life swelling and shrinking.
Tune into these 2 awesome projects and see how Andy has continued to repair the crazing decks on his Bertram Moppie. Then watch Scott fitting bilge stringers into his wooden trawler with an ingenious way to keep his chilly epoxy at a usable temperature. If you’re looking for tips and help with your own boat projects, these guys have you covered and we couldn’t be happier to support their amazing efforts and excellent videos. Enjoy!