Work on BOD C50 progressing well.

Work on Sue and Adrian Bouckley’s BOD ‘Eider’ is progressing well. The interior is largely complete and the plywood sub decks are on. The sapele covering boards, king planks and cockpit coamings are done and the teak planking is cut and ready to fit. Launch is scheduled for early May.IMG_20150206_161935247[1] IMG_20150305_122303433_HDR[1] IMG_20150305_122332846[1] IMG_20150305_122229650[1] IMG_20150305_122201596[1] IMG_20150206_162005806[1] IMG_20150206_161209989[1] IMG_20150206_161217260[1] IMG_20150206_161249571[1] IMG_20150206_161346289[1] IMG_20150206_161841506[1] IMG_20150206_161856734[1]

BOD C50 Nearing Completion

Work on Sue and Adrian Bouckley’s BOD ‘Eider’ is progressing well. The interior is now complete and the plywood sub-deck is on. The sapele cockpit coamings, kingplanks and covering boards are fitted and the teak planking is now IMG_20150206_161209989[1] IMG_20150206_161217260[1] IMG_20150206_161249571[1] IMG_20150206_161346289[1] IMG_20150206_161841506[1] IMG_20150206_161856734[1] IMG_20150206_162005806[1] IMG_20150305_122201596[1] IMG_20150305_122332846[1] IMG_20150305_122303433_HDR[1] IMG_20150206_161935247[1]ready to be bonded in place. Launch is set for early May.

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 stripped away, the extent of the decay was quite staggering. Longstanding water ingress around the stainless chainplate had reduced the surrounding deck, hull skin and internal structure to mush. Further investigation revealed the other side to be nearly as bad – how the mast

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stayed up for as long as it did is a mystery! All of the rotten timber was cut out and replaced ready for the Pro Grip to be refitted.

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 completed and the hull has been sheathed in 180 gsm glass twill/Pro-Set epoxy resin. Work will now begin on the interior.

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