The SYH Blog

March ’13 in the workshop

WhisperWhisper: The replacement decks of this beautiful varnished International One Design are complete, covered in scrim with peel-ply, ready for the finishing touches.








BraveBrave: This ten-year-old Grand Soleil 40 has emerged from the paintshop looking like new after a topsides treatment in Awlgrip 2000.









QuintetQuintet: This wooden cruiser from the 1960s is in for stem and plank repairs following collision damage. Her wooden centreboard is also being renovated.









AvistaAvista: This Swan 411 takes up most of the space in the paintshop. She is in for a topsides respray, plus reinstatement of coveline, name and boot-top.










First of April

First of April: This gaff trailer sailer, which belongs to Murray McPhail, owner and proprietor of Classic Marine in Woodbridge, is the smallest boat so far to receive the Coppercoat treatment below the waterline.






Sam Steel

Sam Steel: This Fisher 31 has also had the Coppercoat treatment, to remove the need for annual antifouling. She has also had topsides gel repairs. The waterline has been raised, and a new Toplac boot-top applied.

Scorpion of Wyke: The extensive refit of this Alan Buchanan-designed classic is finished. In addition to completion of the new teak-laid cockpit, there have been alterations to quarter berths and galley and new battery boxes have been fitted.

Robynsam: Gel repairs have been made to the starboard side of this Sigma 33, which rolled its fenders and suffered scuffed topsides while afloat during a recent gale.





Rival of ShaleeRival of Shalee: Steve Martin puts the finishing touches to a stretch of new toerail capping on this Rival 32, which suffered collision damage to its starboard side. Stanchions and stanchion bases have been repaired by Mr Stainless.