The SYH Blog

Workshop blog April 2015

 coppercoatDemand for boatyard work has been as high as ever at this time of year, which has demanded some creativity in finding the best operating locations while the workshop refurbishment continues. We have been helped by the fine spring weather allowing us to break out of the workshops to work on owners' boats ashore on hard standing, and afloat.

One area where work never stops, however, is on applying Coppercoat antifouling in the spray bay. This Jeanneau is brand new – as you can see she hasn’t even been unwrapped above the waterline yet – and the owner asked us to do the Coppercoat before launch, because we could offer him a competitive price due to our spray application process, environmentally controlled workshops and efficient application.

We have a steady stream of boats coming in for Coppercoat treatment throughout the year. A boat needs to be out of the water for only 7-10 days, so we can lift her on a Monday, put her back in the water the following week, and the owner only loses one weekend’s sailing. Prices in the summer are especially good too, so if you’ve had enough of antifouling, why not get in touch with the boatyard for a quote?

 stiletto Work continues on Stiletto, a 1960s Kim Holman design for a one-off day racer. Here you can see the detail of the latest work on the mahogany covering boards. The SYH workshops are collaborating with Rig Magic, One Sails and Mr Stainless for a complete rigging and sail refit plus extensive refurbishment to woodwork. 
Morn Morn, a 31ft wooden gentleman’s launch, is also still with us as we fit her with new cabin sides. 
Shaka  We undertook a hull refurbishment on Shaka, a Moody 39, in late 2013, after she suffered from osmosis. She has had an extended period away cruising and has now returned for fitting of a holding tank, work on the hatch, and other general refurbishment.
Hannah's Fling

Hannah’s Fling, a Scanmar 345, has also suffered from osmosis. We’re undertaking gelcoat repairs to her hull and topsides, work on the stanchions and stanchion bases, refurbishment of the boot-top and coveline, and fitting of a holding tank.