In early 2018 we had the pleasure of working on a Thames-Class A Rater which was built at the dawn of the 20th Century. In the workshop we faired and resurfaced the hull. Then resprayed the hull, decks and carbon-fibre mast. Now back racing on the Thames we wish the team good luck in the 2019 season.
We continued the finishing touches to Phyllis B - installing an integrated Axiom chart plotter, autopilot and Icom VHF & AIS into our latest design and build launched here in Sandwich. Phyllis B is a Kent 35 which has proven to be a seaworthy and comfortable cruising boat for its owner. Phyllis B’s maiden voyage was from Sandwich to Holland, where the new design was admired in the locks and harbours by boat owners and lock keepers and met other Kent owners on the way.
Another Cory Yachts Kent returned to our workshop 14 years after it was first released from the mould. Igor, a Kent 31 originally returned to Sandwich for a re-engine, going from a 55hp to a new 130hp. We removed some ballast from the stern and they sailed off on an East Coast of England tour. Before crossing the channel back to Holland they came back to the workshop and the Kent 31 had a waterline extension and integrated bathing platform seamlessly joined to the boat. Adding more waterline length, easing the access on and off the boat for owners and their dogs. We also added a cockpit hard top which has become a speciality of Cory Yachts bespoke features.
Cool Blue, Simon Cory’s own designed and built Cory Yachts 290 came into the workshop before Cowes Week racing as ‘Icom Cool Blue’ in IRC 6 followed by this year’s summer cruise to Weymouth, where we re-sealed the windows, re-sprayed the coachroof and cockpit and sprayed on this season’s antifoul. Congratulations to the team for another great performance out in tough conditions. We are pleased that Brian is still racing and raced his A-class Catamaran at Downs Sailing Club on his 80th Birthday!
We also sprayed the antifoul onto an SJ320 alongside moulding a new cockpit layout giving the mainsheet trimmer a solid stance behind the tiller and integrated footwells in the cockpit seats for the helm. Whilst this work was going on inside the cockpit we fabricated a new rudder in the workshop.
We delivered a new rudder for a Contessa 32 who went on to win their class at Cowes Week, Congratulations! On a visit to Cowes we changed the jib sheets from longitudinal to transverse on Joker, the Quarter Ton class yacht which we have previously worked on and are looking forward to welcoming back into the workshop soon.
We have delivered our second Invicta 295, with a the walk around deck design - including side boarding gate and wheelhouse side door - allowing the partially disabled client to spend his summer cruising around the dutch waterways singlehanded. The interior photos show off the beautiful maple finish.
We have continued delivering professional repairs on sailing dinghies. We have re-decked a Bonezzi Contender, re-roped and re-furbished a Solo with new continuous control lines, repaired, re-polished and re-furbished Lasers / Laser 2000, Rs Aero / 200 / 400 / 800, Streaker, Supernova, Hobie 405, Phantom, Finn, Merlin Rocket and Wayfarer to name some of the designs. Each dinghy leaves our workshop shining from a clean and compound polish ready to compete.