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International 14 Restoration

We are currently restoring a classic McCutcheon-built Kirby V International 14 for James Anderson, who has owned the boat since new. She has suffered significant delamination and glue failure so repairs have been quite extensive. All external  work has now been … Continue reading

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Contender Repair

Paul Ross’s Bonezzi-built contender was in for repair recently. Whilst Paul was out sailing a chainplate pulled out of the deck. As the area was all covered in Pro Grip, it was initially difficult to assess exactly what had failed. When the covering was … Continue reading

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National 12 performing well

The new Dead Cat Bounce 4-planker has been performing extremely well and appears fully competitive. Owner Stuart Walsh kindly leant the boat to David Conlon and Sarah Bines for Burton Week, the class’s National Championships, at Brightlingsea Sailing Club. Despite having very … Continue reading

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National 12 at Dinghy Show

The new Dead Cat Bounce 4-planker was displayed on the National 12 Owner’s Association stand at Alexandra Palace in March. Below are a few photos taken at the show, as well as some taken during the final stages of the … Continue reading

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‘Never Say Never’ launch

Thanks to Fiona Brown for this great video

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More Photos of C56 build

Here are a few more photos of the final stages of the build

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‘Never Say Never’ on the water

BOD C56 ‘Never Say Never’ is now afloat and owner Geoff Gritton has been getting some very promising results indeed in his first season. Geoff has had a number of handicap race wins at Brightlingsea Sailing Club, and took 5th … Continue reading

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