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.







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Good value diesel

We always aim to offer the best-priced diesel in the area. This cannot be guaranteed as prices fluctuate, but the aim is always to provide best value for money, and there are quantity discounts for boats buying larger amounts.


Ready for the season

Is your boat ready to go away for that all-important summer cruise? Don’t forget to call in the chandlery for charts and pilot books, flare packs and all your last minute requirements.

What about a mid-season scrub? Contact Bob Gibbon for details of the summer deal, which starts on June 3.

And please advise the harbour when you are going to be away, and when you expect to be back, so that we can ensure your berth is clear when you return.


Scorpion: a labour of love


Tom Dennis in Scorpion's refurbished cockpitScorpion of Wyke is one of the longest standing residents of SYH. The Alan Buchanan-designed classic has been in the marina since 1986 – and in the same ownership all that time.

Tom and Pam Dennis bought the boat, which was built in the winter of 1964-65 by Sutton and Wiggins at Great Wakering in Essex, almost by accident, says Tom.

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Harbour Room in demand

A trade show and seminar organised by Sail Force on March 19 highlighted the versatility of the Harbour Room as well as bringing together a wide range of marine trade manufacturers and retailers.

The Harbour Room is available for everything from business meetings and trade shows to parties and weddings. It has full catering facilities, toilets, disabled facilities and a marquee extension for extra capacity.

Contact Bob Gibbon for details or to book the room.

Slow start to the season

One of the most severe winters of recent years has disrupted the launching schedule. Many owners who had booked early launch dates had to postpone going in the water because they had been unable to complete fitting out and antifouling in time.

This has led to knock on delays, despite the boat moving crew working overtime each day and for some parts of the weekends – as much as it has been safe for them to do.

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April ’13 in the workshop

SKIISKII: This new Dehler 41 has been in the paintshop for Coppercoat treatment below the waterline. Commissioning work has been carried out by the SYH team, with RigMagic working on the rigging and Onesails supplying the sail wardrobe.








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