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 [...]
Our first View from the Boatyard article in PBO (June 2017) was taken from the following report we made on replacing chain plates on a Moody 35. In my dim and distant past I spent a number of years in manufacturing high end sports cars and I remember that there was only [...]
The June 2017 edition of Practical Boat Owner featured an article based on the following report produced whilst repairing knees and decks on "Holly Golightly" a Moody 35. Looking around the yard, I notice that of the nine boats being worked on today, the youngest boat is over 10 years old and [...]
Noordster progress pictures
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