The SYH Blog

May ’13 in the workshop

Green PepperGreen Pepper: This Westerly 33 has been resprayed green, using single-pack Jotun paint. This was chosen because the hull already had a single-pack covering, with which a two-pack treatment like Awlgrip would have been incompatible. The result is impressive, and this treatment represents a considerable cost saving compared with Awlgrip.








BloemetjeBloemetje: Built by Frank Halls in the Sixties, this wooden classic has been berthed at SYH for nearly 40 years, in the same family ownership. She has been in the workshop for antifouling, anode replacement, and topsides repainting. The result is an immaculate finish for the season.









Quintet: Repairs to the collision-damaged stem of this wooden yacht are nearing completion. Matt Moore is seen painting the replacement planking.










Whisper: The refit of this International One Design is nearing completion. Her elegant lines are shown off to perfection in new gloss varnish. As a base layer, three coats of two-pack Epifanes varnish were used to build up the surface and fill the grain, followed by three coats of Epifanes traditional gloss varnish for a sparkling finish. Robert Clark is seen applying the final touches.



Loch Long mast

New mast: Craftsman Steve Martin is seen cramping up wooden sections in preparation for shaping a new mast for a Loch Long racing keelboat.











1305blackmagic.jpgBlack Magic: This Norfolk Gypsy is in the paintshop for Coppercoat treatment below the waterline, Trilux boot top, and topsides polish and refurbishment. Tim O’Leary is seen applying Coppercoat.