Over the last ten to twelve years we have built up quite a reputation for the supply and fitting of  different makes of generator sets. Units can be installed in even the smallest of craft with the major parts hidden away in lockers, under settees or bunks. This glorious 53 footer is over 100 years old and is a fine example of the shipwrights art. Last year we were engaged to provide a "Cockle" canoe, the sort that was used by Cdr "Blondie" Hasler on his famous Cockleshell Heroes raid on German warships in the port of Bordeaux, for an exhibition at an hotel on Hayling Island. This is at first a simple sounding job of "just" repaint the topsides giving them a nice fair finish.Well, it's a steel hull, that although very well done, was home built. Another Troy,  JOCELYN  T1, was involved in a collision that took away the top section of her stem and bowsprit.
A well known Falmouth boat, Tom Tit, belonging to David Carne, was brought in for new deck and mast step, with new deck layout, beams and kingplank, reported to have been built in 1903, she sailed again in 2008. We also maintain many wooden boats, doing the annual maintenance in the spring, and also looking after them during the season, if there are any problems, or small jobs that need doing, we can usually do them afloat, or bring the boat to the workshop. We have also supplied new rudders, tillers, masts, gaffs, booms, spinnaker poles, and oars for a variety of craft. Rebuild in progress, the oak used for the ribs has been steam bent to the correct shape and fastened with copper rivets. Once the hull had been rebuilt using traditional methods, the cabin was added using marine ply wood as the main material.

The finish is traditional throughout, the project was a great success and the customer very pleased with the boat, which can be seen on the river Rother in regular use. We can supply most modern well known makes, usually within only a few weeks but this is dependant upon the manufacturer and please be aware in this present economic climate that many manufacturers are building to order. Appropriate ventilation will be located discretely and professionally and to the highest standard.
The road trip by one of our associates was uneventful and now Flica is safely awaiting the next stage of restoration. She needed some attention below the waterline and we had been approached to undertake the major timber work for hull and topsides. Made by the Isle of Wight company who took this form of construction to its peak during the sixties.
It has been fastened not with copper nails and rooves but with Epoxy resin and micro glass beads used as a gap filler.
In order to make a strong and perfectly fitting replacement it was decided to re-create the centreline structure in two parts, firstly a laminated apron to fasten the planks to and then a false stem applied after the hull planks have been re-fastened.
We work closely with Riggers-uk at Penryn who can supply any rigging usually at very short notice, to get boats back out sailing again.
We are very proud of our excellent reputation for good quality workmanship with wooden boat restoration and the same high standards are adhered to in our installation of domestic air quality machinery.
She was berthed ashore for the repairs in a modern south coast marina and attracted a lot of attention.

The timber has also been covered with an epoxy varnish to protect against the elements but has suffered from many seasons exposure to ultraviolet light. This is a time consuming job and of course not easily done in the great outdoors in the weather we have had this summer.
We have also fabricated new sets of bollards and had them galvanised in keeping with the original style. 5 & 6) Top and bottom mast sections being fitted together - much longer than the 65 foot workshop. After stripping back to bare metal and priming the process took in excess of three months [part time].
She will require repairs to the decks, superstructure and cockpit, as well as a complete refinishing to the new owner's level of expectations. With an 18 hp Dan marine spirit engine, she was the first motorised vessel on the east coast.

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