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A pioneer has crossed the bar

Jan Gougeon, one of the founders of West System epoxy and a naval architect and sailor of the first order, has passed away.

Jan C Gougeon

Fair winds, Jan, and thanks for the fine work. You will be missed.
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Re: A pioneer has crossed the bar

Quite the major contributor to boats and boating.. that's for sure. Sad news.
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Re: A pioneer has crossed the bar

Its funny. I read Jones'' post and thought oh yeah, big deal, some businessman has died.

Then I read the bio. Hope I've done as much when they throw me overboard.

A full life, one well spent, even if it was fairly short.
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Re: A pioneer has crossed the bar

A big loss to all sailors and especially boatbuilders. He was truly influential. I have a first edition of their book and the brothers are all quite young in it - really illustrates the passage of time.
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