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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Monday, 13 November 2017

Start of another busy week

Get on with the Shetland Family 4 cruiser with its cabin linings going back in this week


The Enterprise to finish off its refit



The 8 ft dinghy mould to start to laying up a new hull


The new bit of oak for the Yacht Norma new deadwood to come out of this 


The last 8 ft dinghy ready to go its new owner


The Mai-Star Class dinghy just out of the workshop while the Enterprise dinghy is worked on and it will be back in to be finished.


Mai-Star II just waiting to get started on over the next few days


work in progress to sort out the wood storage area


The Yacht Norma new stern tube ready to fit in the new deadwood when it is back in the yacht. 


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Roll coaster ride of a week.

This last week as been a rollcoaster ride with delivery trip down from my yard to the Thames on Sunday into Monday. Then back to the workshop to do a number of jobs round the yard including boat movements to get the best use of the space in the workshop and around the yard.

One job on the list is to sort out the brakes on my large flat bed trailer and and maintenace on the other trailers around the yard, so they are already for the winter. As there is going to be a lot of jobs that are going to need one or other of the trailers at some time during the winter.

One of my major jobs is going to make a good sized wood store to put all the plywood and timber in a place where it is out of the workshop, but at the same time under cover.

One of my less fun jobs to do is put my yacht's mast in the roof of workshop out of the weather until it is ready to go back on the yacht in the spring. Also another job is to make a over winter cover over the yacht so I can work on it.

So over next few weeks it going to be mixture of  workshop and yard maintenace and boat repairs so that the yard is going into the end of the year in good shape and ready for the new year.


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Busy times down at the workshop and the boatyard

The 8ft dinghy now finished and ready for its new owner to collect and then on to the next 8ft dinghy or getting the Mai-Star Class dinghy back in the workshop to finish off fitting out and getting it out on the water.


The Jaguar 25 refit almost completed apart from a few samll jobs so she can be re-comissioned and taken back to its new home on the River Thames


A sterntube failure from old age, after 70 plus years it as done well


Now time to get back on with the Shetland Family Four and get her finished off  and get her up for sale.



Friday, 27 October 2017

The 8ft restoration dinghy now finished a off to its new owner.

The dinghy with a set of oars and beauifully varnish hardwood gunwales and rubbing strakes and a shiny hull


A good size tender for any owner to have behind their motorboat or yacht



Build with heavy duty hardwood trim to take treatment many tenders get in their working lifes


Heavy duty breasthook and knees 



A good size pad for an outboard to sit on and a full size pad on the inside to spread the load across the whole of the transom


Good size rowlock blocks to ensure they are up to the job