The SYH Blog

Full house

In spite of the economic situation, all the pontoon berths are let for the coming season. There are some new berth-holders, and also some familiar faces who have brought their boats back to Levington after a few years away long-distance cruising in warmer climes.

There are still some swinging moorings available, but it seems there is less enthusiasm for this traditional style of boating these days.

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March '12 in the workshop

OneginOnegin, a Sparkman and Stephens designed Hylas 47, is currently in the paintshop for respraying of the superstructure and Griptex treatment of some areas of the deck.

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Leading lights

Apologies to anyone who entered the harbour during the hours of darkness in the last couple of weeks and found the front leading light out of action. The good news is that it is now working again.

The lights, which have to meet Trinity House specification, and are inspected by Trinity House when they check the buoyage in the river, have to be built individually to order, which is why there was a small delay in its replacement.

Dredging continues

The dredger has been making up for lost time since restarting work after a complete refit. The area between E and F jetties has been completed, and the inner channel. Muddy Boots is currently working in the area between A and B jetties (where it sank last year!)

Then there is the area inside the pierheads to be tackled and the top end of the west harbour before the dredger moves on to the final phase of the annual campaign, the entrance channel. Work is on course to be completed soon after Easter.

January '12 in the chandlery

There are some great special offers in the chandlery this month, with significant reductions on seasonal "must haves" including antifoul, flares, anodes and almanacs. Click on the "chandlery" button above for antifoul and flare pack prices.

Meanwhile get your 2012 Reeds  Almanac (RRP £39.95) for just £31.95, 2012 Reeds Eastern Almanac (RRP £29.95 ) for £24.95 or the
2012 Cruising Association Almanac (RRP £32.00  for£24.95.

 And here are some examples of savings on anodes: ZD77 Pear anode (RRP £33.26) our price £24.95, ZD78B Motor anode (RRP £66.53) our price £39.95 and ZD56 4” round anode (RRP £19.00) our price £14.95.

January '12 In the workshop

Work on Samurai's iroko deck

Samurai, a wooden classic yacht, is having a new deck laid in iroko. Her original deck was in iroko, and most people can’t tell the difference between that and teak, said workshop manager Nick Fairhurst. A new ply subdeck was coated with an epoxy screen, and now the new deck planking is being laid over it.

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Mr Stainless expands

The premises of Mr Stainless have been extended, as the ever-growing business has taken over the adjacent workshop previously occupied by Eastern Electronics. The extra space means that there is now a dedicated polishing section.