Saturday, September 5, 2015


I will be giving two talks at IBEX (International Boatbuilders' Exibition & Conference) this year. I get to discuss my two favorite boat building materials wood (yes wood), and aluminum. The first session (205) is on using Thermal Imaging in planning repairs to wood and wood composite boats. I will be addressing how Thermal Imaging is used in the survey process and then the repair process. PJ Rodgers, service manager of Huckins will be joining me to give insight on how repairs are performed based on the findings of Thermal Imaging.
 IR Image of a wood hull.

The second session (504) I will be teaming up with my father, boat builder Howdy Bailey, to discuss aluminum boat building. Some of the topics we will be covering are; frame assembly, plating, weld prep, and prepping the hull for paint. 
 Howdy Bailey built aluminum cutter.

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