Another one of our major renovations to be started this year is Karinda. Built in the late 50's by Bates, Williams & Sons. This is only one of the 30 Craft still aflooat out of the 90 built.
Our latest project is an extensive refit of this southerly 135 owned by Mr and Mrs Kennedy. The purpose of the refit is to prepare her for the next 35 years. Below will be progress photos of the dismantling and then the rebuilding of Okura. Today the keel has [...]
Lisetta is back with us having a repaint before her appearance at Henley in July this year.
Antoinette II is a Coral 37 owned by a Mr Bob Dereham. She is with us for an extensive refit, renovation and repair. [...]
Tundra Wolf has returned to us this year for major restoration work. She is having the roof replaced on the Wheelhouse, aft cabin and saloon. [...]
Dynamene has made a return to HMS this winter to have a new BETA engine fitted
A few years ago I spotted a scalloped bow thruster tube on a Southerly and thought, yeah that’s looks like a good idea. I could see there would be a reduction in drag compared with the usual eyebrow and probably noise whilst sailing as well, especially when heeled. So along came an opportunity to [...]
The installation of a holding tank into a cupboard on an Oyster 406 Based at Southwold on the East Coast we generally have two choices when we leave the harbour. Turn right or head straight across. (us locals try and avoid turning left!) Heading straight across means that in [...]
The installation of a smaller prop required that we improve the flow past the keel on a Colvic Watson. We recently carried out an engine change on a Colvic Watson. All went well, however the original huge prop has now become a little too huge when under power. In gear at tick [...]