Winter Boat Maintenance

When the regular sailing season  draws to its conclusion, and the temperatures are beginning to be even more disappointing than they were on occasion during the summer, we thought it might be a good opportunity to remind you of some of the services that we continue to offer, in case you wish to update or improve your boat before for the winter, and in time to ensure that you are ready to go again next spring!

With a lifetime of experience within the dinghy and small boat market, we can offer you a service that can take care of virtually every issue you might be experiencing with your boat, and have pleasure in listing some of the services which might be of assistance to you:-

Over the years we have gained a great reputation for repairs in both wooden and timber craft: having worked on anything from Optimist dinghies, up to  Trans-Atlantic racers.  We work in polyester, epoxy and vinyl-ester materials, and our repair service is approved universally by all of the best dinghy insurers.  Everything from a gel- chip, to a hole large enough to climb through fall within our scope, so take this opportunity to tidy up any bits of damage before putting the boa in the garage for the winter.

We offer a hand painting service for wooden boats of any class- from modern to traditional. Additionally we have the facilities to spray in two pot polyurethane, or any paint of your choice.

Decades of experience at the front end of National and International championship fleets gives us the experience and knowledge to carry out  fitting work of any type, from installing bailers to supplying, rigging and fitting replacement masts.

We offer a spare parts supply line for current boats from our production list, as well as many of the obsolete versions of the designs which have been superceeded in the past 20 years – this includes fittings, spars, foils and all general equipment.

Whilst in the main it is our wish to get you into a new boat, or improve your existing one so that you can get more pleasure from sailing it,  if you find that you are no longer using your boat as much as you wish, we do offer a brokerage system to help you to sell your boat, without the hassle of entertaining “tyre-kickers”,  or buyers who want to buy something for nothing.  In the main we limit this service to classes boats that we offer new (as per the list above), but we would certainly be happy to discuss any boat that you might wish to sell, to see if we might be of any assistance.

You can see that we are able to help with any problems that you might be experiencing so give us a ring, or send Ian Porter an email,  and discuss your requirements, and we’ll see how we are able to help you to have an even better season in 2016.

We are still based in Emsworth,  just to the West of Chichester.   Contact us now and see if we are able to take some of your worries away, and ensure that you can make the most of the  glorious weather that we are owed for next summer!!




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