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For the past fifty years, fiberglass boats have been considered the cheap and minimal maintenance way to own a boat, but with an estimated 120,0000 glass hulls being decommissioned each year, either destroyed by storms or dumped in landfills, we are starting to realize just how long lasting they are.
This episode's guest, Evan Ridley, is the Director of Environmental Programs at the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), and he has been tasked with finding a solution to this growing problem. Thanks to grants provided by BoatUS and Newport’s 11th Hour Racing, RIMTA has spearheaded a groundbreaking fiberglass recycling program.
We are excited to welcome Evan to the East Passage Boatwright studio to find out more about the process and how it will impact the future.