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Trick Your Ride Kayak Maintenance & Gel Coat Repair Demo

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A workshop for people who want to work on their kayaks or want to watch how repairs or modifications are done. We will begin at Sterling Donalson’s Kayak Shop at 5421 Guide Meridian, Unit D. Sterling will be demonstrating a gel coat repair. After the demo we relocate at Barb Francis’ garage to work on our own boat repairs and modifications.

Workshop Schedule

10 am:   Meet at Sterling Kayak Shop for gel coat demo.

12 pm:   Break for (sack) lunch and relocate to Barb Francis’ garage.
                2615 Lakeridge Lane (Silver Beach neighborhood)

1 pm:      Set up work station. Bring your boat and your tools for your project. Saw horses may be helpful too. The garage and driveway can accommodate many kayak work stations. The driveway area will be covered by a canopy, depending on weather conditions.

Some projects that have been done are:
  • Applying keels strips on kayaks.(
  • Installing an underdeck storage bag and underdeck bilge pump storage.
  • Adding deck lines to a kayak that has none. This will require drilling many holes in the kayak deck…
Ed Alm says,”Drilling holes in your boat shouldn’t be scary.  I have drilled lots of holes in my boat for deck lines and under deck bags etc, and it still floats.”

*Attached is a useful materials resource list for your review*

Contact Barb Francis or Nancy Blouin to sign up and for more information.


April 22, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Nancy Blouin
Barb Francis


Sterling Donaldson’s Kayak Shop
5421 Guide Meridian, Unit D
Bellingham, WA 98226 United States
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(360) 398-2410