Hey Marc, for the non-sailors out there, can you explain what is you’re doing with the legs? Love the idea. My motor cruiser is the semi-displacement single keel, so the thought of grounding out in the channel terrifies me, obviously I have no intention in letting it happen! Not having bilge keels, is a definite con. Are the legs to be used on…[Read more]
Evening folks! Not a huge amount done on Merganser this weekend, we’ve been working on our sailing clubs committee boat and it needed a bit more in the way of fibreglass repair than anticipated, really didn’t feel like messing around with more glass afterwards! Here’s the vberth overhead cuddy installed, it slipped a bit when I left it to cure so…[Read more]
The Project Boat Competition 2020 Entries- UK and Ireland.
Fergal Butler – An Irish backyard boatbuilder and boating enthusiast. Fergal was one of the first people to build a […]
Snapdragon 29 Renovation By Matt
A few years ago, I bought my first boat; an abandoned Snapdragon 29ft bilge keel yacht, sitting in a boat yard graveyard on the River Crouch in Essex.
I’m about six months from l […]
‘Emerald.H.D’ Szmaragd II Renovation By Ruth & Garry
Emerald.H.D. is a 30′ Polish, Szmaragd II, fibreglass long keel hull imported from Gdansk Poland to the UK in 1972, with mahogany & iroko lumber, and Polish […]
Awesome work Mark, what roller sander did you go for out of interest?
How does a roller sander compare to say a flapdisc on an angle grinder. I’ve a attached a photo of my leg tattoo, I thing grinders are the king of the tools. like me.
Louis commented on the post, High Tensile Steel vs Stainless Steel Bolts in Marine Engine Restoration 1 month, 3 weeks ago
I hear you Daniel, I’ve expanded on the article now, I agree that it was perhaps missing some key elements. Thank you for your feedback.
Is it acceptable to replace my boat engine’s steel bolts with stainless steel bolts?
At first glance, it may seem like an obvious answer. Boats are used in water. Water, especially saltwater, corrodes s […]
1944 45ft Refueller Renovation by Ciaran
‘Blackthorn’ was originally built in 1944 by W.J. Yarwood & Sons Unser contract for the RAF. Known as a 45’ refuellers these beautiful crafts were used as refuelling te […]
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