The SYH Blog

February ’13 in the workshop

Repairs to Whisper's stemWhisper's new deck progressesWhisper: The elegant bow of this varnished International One Design has been repaired, the stem rebuilt and a couple of new planks put in. Deck beams have been repaired, and the carlins – the laminated oak pieces that run through the side of the coach roof and coamings – have been replaced. Now a new ply deck is being laid. It will be finished with mahogany covering boards.

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Chandlery ready to help

As usual there are seasonal special offers on anti-foul and other fitting-out essentials.
Berth-holders are reminded to contact chandlery Richard Gadd if they find they need spare parts or replacement items as fitting out progresses,

Richard is keen to quote competitively for anything that is required – and can usually arrange delivery if it is not in stock. So if you want to work on your boat at the weekend, let us order the part and have it waiting for you when you reach Levington.

It’s often cheaper than ordering items online from “discount” chandleries, because you don’t have to pay for the carriage!

December ’12 in the workshop

Whisper with decks removed

Whisper: The decks of this varnished International One Design from the mid-Sixties have been removed, in preparation for redecking. A ply scrimmed deck with varnished mahogany covering boards will be fitted.














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Cleaner fingers

In the next week or so, the project to clean all the pontoon decking will be complete. Across all areas of the harbour, the decking on jetties and fingers has been pressure-washed and scrubbed to remove the growth of green algae caused by this year’s very wet weather conditions.
As a result, the walkways are less slippery than they had become – but of course care is still needed because of frost and ice.


The heat is on!


Winter weather has arrived with a vengeance and the chandlery is prepared, with a range of heaters and dehumidifiers in stock, to protect boats, whether ashore or afloat, from the cold and damp.

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Dredger ready to go

The annual refit of the dredger is completed. Muddy Boots has been pressure washed, anodes fitted, engine serviced and is ready for the start of the winter campaign, in mid-November. The aim is to get a full month in before the Christmas break, with work starting in the areas of A and B pontoons, near the fuel jetty.

They will be disassembled, to allow the dredger access, and then rebuilt with new and refurbished infrastructure, incorporating hardwood decking, and fingers with more cleats on – longer and wider in some cases, too.