Boat Building and improvement
Listings are generally in alphabetical order. Comments in quotes are from manufacturers' sites or from members. The appearance of any link here does not imply JRA endorsement.


Composting Heads

Air Head Dry Toilet  -  'A workable system for small to medium sized boats, giving even pocket cruisers the independence of a large vessel.' 

C-head - The simple, safe, inexpensive, intuitive, versatile and responsible organic waste management system. Requires no water, no electricity and no venting, with no sewage odor. The perfect toilet for mobile or off-the-grid living

Nature's Head - Marine  'This composting toilet is completely self-contained, and can safely be used while cruising as well as in anchorages and in marinas. This is a no-hassle solution to a long-standing problem for cruisers, for racers, and for weekend boaters. Designed specifically for the tough marine environment, this unit will stand up to years of trouble-free service.' - USCG Certified

Black bear boating and leisure are a main distributor of 'Nature's Head' composting toilets throughout the EU. Run by JRA member Pete Johnson, their contact details are:

Tel: 01205 760014

Mobile: 07904446306

email blackbearboating@outlook.com

web blackbearboatingandleisure.com

Ecovita Privy Kit - For a DIY composting head. "The Privy Kit, a urine-diverter that makes constructing your own composting toilet or improving an existing latrine easy!" It is produced in Sweden by Separett, who have some other options on their website.

The Little House Company sells urine separating toilet components, including glittery separators, in the UK and an economical urine separating unit for DIY is also available from we-pee.

The Humanure Handbook - "The Humanure Handbook is our best-selling title! Over 40,000 sold in the U.S alone. Third edition published September 2005, 255 pages, 19 photos, 42 tables and charts, 55 drawings, indexed. ISBN 978-0-9644258-3-5." Download the E-book for only $10 (paypal and credit cars accepted.)

Humanure Compost Toilet System Instruction Manual by Joseph Jenkins. Download as PDF - (44Kb)

Member Shemaya Laurel has a DIY separating composting head.

Epoxy

UK

UK Epoxy Resins - "Epoxy Resin from a UK company our aim is to supply you the boat builder with the highest quality "epoxy resin" at the lowest price supplying both professional and amateur builders with our own manufacture 2 to 1 ratio epoxy resin system for all applications."

Black bear boating and leisure have been suppliers of MAS epoxies since 2000, and distribute throughout the EU. Run by JRA member Pete Johnson, their contact details are:

Tel: 01205 760014

Mobile: 07904446306

email blackbearboating@outlook.com

web blackbearboatingandleisure.com

USA

RAKA Inc. - A full line of epoxy resins, fiberglass cloths, fiberglass tapes, Kevlar, carbon, marine paints. Small shop=low overhead. Located in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Telephone 772-489-4070 or email: larry@raka.com

FGCI - Fiberglass Coatings Inc. - "Fiberglass Coatings, Inc. offers a wide array of products such as abrasives, acrylics, adhesives, caulks, catalysts, epoxies, fiberglass, fillers, foams, gelcoats, polyesters, putties, reinforcements, releases, solvents, tools and much more. Products are available in many sizes and quantities. We also do custom color matches of gelcoats."

West Systems describe their epoxy mix ratios here.

LED Lighting

UK

Marine superstore

USA

apex lighting



Timber

UK

Robbins Timber - Specialists in marine timber and plywood






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