• Broads Sail Cruiser Renovation By Chris
    This is my 1930s Whippet Class ( Earnst & Young ) broads cruiser. It was originally used for sailing the Norfolks rivers and broads in the UK.   The beauty of this boat i […]

  • Norman 20 Renovation by Pippa
    Here was our start into the boating world; a Norman 20  named ” Bruce ” ( yes we know,  not in keeping with naming boats with a female name !) We picked him up from freecycle he h […]

  • Coronet 24 Family Renovation
    Coronet family 24 before and after many hours and hard work.
    The boat was in a very poor condition when I found her near the Thames in London. Afterwards, I had the boat trailered by […]

  • Hey David, are you able to send us your application via email. Don’t worry you’ve got a month to get it in!

  • 36ft 1980s Springer Renovation
    I am currently rebuilding my 36ft 1980s Springer canal boat from the bare bones.  She had previously sunk twice to the bottom of the canal. I would say I am currently 80 percent […]

  • 1970s JGM Madeira Renovation
    A 1970s JGM Madeira, it was used for 15 years as a stripped out fuel barge. When I purchased it there was no engines, no electrics, rear cabin roof and cockpit were all cut out. The […]

  • Dignity’ 3m Tri-hull
    ‘Dignity’ is a 3m tri-hull which we got as part of the sale of our bigger project boat Achilles.
    She was already in need of TLC when we got her but after she got a new ‘drain hole’ in last […]

  • BWM Freestyle 5.9 Renovation
    I’ve been working part-time on this project boat for over a year now. I rebuilt one of the two engines, giving it a complete overhaul.
    The Rib was also given a paint job and […]

  • WIN A £250 ASAP supplies Voucher
    Boat Renovation People are collaborating with ASAP supplies in a quest to find the UK and Irelands number one boat renovator 2020. To enter this free competition […]

    • Hey David, are you able to send us your application via email. Don’t worry you’ve got a month to get it in!

  • The UK is nearly 5 weeks into lock-down and and the struggle for sanity is real. Many of us will have completed Netflix, parents will have turned to forcing their children act out scenes from the Goodfellas from […]

  • Boat Renovation People are looking to build a community of the finest, boat renovators, restorers and builders this world has to offer. This means we need fresh content from the finest minds in the boating arena. […]

  • Can
    you imagine how old is the tradition of creating these ship models?
    In ancient times, model crafting is one the past time for that time.
    At that time, people usually rely on water transportation to […]

  • From matrix composites locally to me I was quoted 4.94 K-PET100-15 Armacell PET Foam 100Kg/m3 – 15mm per m2 – £13.47 As you’ll know the price is then decided on how you go about laminating it. If you can get hold of some cheap fibreglass woven matting and polyester resin then it can workout fairly affordable. In terms of the pressure points you’d…[Read more]

  • So what is ArmaForm? Well, let’s start with how I discovered it. I remmember the day that I first stepped foot on my Seamaster 950 Flybridge motorboat. I had knowingly bought the boat as a project, but I hadn’t […]

    • This is interesting, I’m wondering if it can be used under compression points on a sailboat like the mast? Otherwise I don’t see it being a bad alternative, what was the ball park price point? I bought balsa for my recoring project.

      • From matrix composites locally to me I was quoted 4.94 K-PET100-15 Armacell PET Foam 100Kg/m3 – 15mm per m2 – £13.47 As you’ll know the price is then decided on how you go about laminating it. If you can get hold of some cheap fibreglass woven matting and polyester resin then it can workout fairly affordable. In terms of the pressure points you’d need to take a look at the datasheet i’ve attached to the article – it goes into the fine details.

  • Hello Case, Unfortunately, I’ve checked the email correspondence for this article and i can’t find anything, so I can’t provide you a contact.
    Sorry about that and good luck with your mission!

  • Thanks for the comment Glen, I know how you are feeling. I go through waves of spending everything I have on my project then sometimes I have to treat her mean to keep me kean. Nice blog by the way, you should write something for BRP sometime. 🙂

  • Thanks for the comment Glen, I know how you are feeling. I go through waves of spending everything I have on my project then sometimes I have to treat her mean to keep me kean. Nice blog by the way, write something for BRP sometime. 🙂

  • In January we stumbled upon a wooden boat builder named Tony Osse. At the time we were on a mission to find photos of boat renovators, builders, and the awkward positions they get themselves in. It turns out […]

    • I’m not building a boat, I’m repairing/improving one. The urge to be afloat is what drives me on. As mentioned in the article,I’m thinking about the boat and what needs to be done every waking hour and am pouring every available penny into achieving my goal.
      To me, a boat,and sailing,represents absolute freedom and if I own a boat,I always have a home.

      • Thanks for the comment Glen, I know how you are feeling. I go through waves of spending everything I have on my project then sometimes I have to treat her mean to keep me kean. Nice blog by the way, write something for BRP sometime. 🙂

      • Thanks for the comment Glen, I know how you are feeling. I go through waves of spending everything I have on my project then sometimes I have to treat her mean to keep me kean. Nice blog by the way, you should write something for BRP sometime. 🙂

  • This morning, I found myself hectically cycling around Bristol on a Yobike. What’s a Yobike you ask? They are the yellow hire bike, death traps scattered around the central areas of Bristol. To make matters worst […]

  • Hello Steve – Most Butyl sealants don’t offer any adehsive properties especially Arbomast BR. Arbomast would work fine if you are using other mechanical fittings such as screws, bolts or rivets. With Butyl sealants you are essentially creating a non-setting gasket. If you want to bond the perspex to the fibreglass you must use an adehsive…[Read more]

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