Jan Gougeon

Godspeed Jan.   http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2012/12/bay_city_boat_builder_sailor_j.html

Jan and Meade basically invented modern epoxy boatbuilding. I had the honor and privilege to meet both of them at IBEX in ’09 at Miami. We spoke a lot. They were impressed with my Post-Apocalyptic Boatbuilding article. They told me that it motivated them into getting back into the biz of boats. They wanted to help make boats available to the 10%, not just the 1%. I couldn’t agree more. That’s what I also try to do. And on Sailing Anarchy ” “It is a double loss to us. Today we lose a great innovator that found great fun in building crazy machines in unexpected ways to further some very important technologies,” wrote one commenter. “And then there is the loss of a great guy that seemed untiring in his quest to help us little guys… Fair winds.” I recently went to the Facebook page of the catamaran design company named after the candy. Virtually everything there was toys for millionaires.  It’s not right.   Godspeed Jan.  Picture I took in Miami.  Isn’t that Jim Gardiner also?

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