Restoring and maintaining a boat

AkzoNobel makes powder coatings more sustainable

2019-07-09T18:44:18+00:00 June 13th, 2019|Maintenance|

Powder coatings have always offered customers numerous environmental benefits - now they've become even more sustainable following the launch of a full range of Interpon Low-E products developed by AkzoNobel. The company introduced its first Low-E products - a coarse texture range - late last year. Now a complete range of smooth finishes in Interpon [...]

Gaff Rig – Saddle issues

2019-08-17T06:00:47+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Maintenance|

Moray McPhail brings years of experience and understanding to some common problems associated with the gaff rig – and, specifically, the saddle Every so often I get an email describing how a gaff saddle I've made isn't working properly – usually because it is trying to shuffle round to the wrong side of the mast, [...]

First frame goes up on eco cargo ship

2019-02-26T13:24:32+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Maintenance, News|

The team at Sail Cargo, building a carbon negative marine freight 155ft (47m) timber three mast ship in the jungle in Costa Rica, has reached a major milestone with the raising of the first frame. The keel had been laid, complete, by January 8 and the staging around it to take the frames needed completing [...]

Mild steel welding fumes and cancer

2019-08-17T08:42:13+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Maintenance, News|

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has released new scientific data, that links exposure to mild steel welding fumes with possible causes of lung and kidney cancer. The Workplace Health Expert Committee, part of the UK Health and Safety Executive, have now endorsed re-classifying mild steel welding fumes as carcinogenic to humans. The Health [...]

Solent Galleys refurbished

2019-02-12T16:44:51+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Go-To News, Maintenance|

Haines Boatyard at Itchenor is known for its wooden keelboat and GRP dinghy repair and boatyard services. Recently however the company has been undertaking some more unusual work  in  renovating and maintaining wooden and GRP rowing boats. HB's in-house shipwrights have been engaged in the renovation of a Solent Galley. Originally built for racing in [...]

Mimi Jane’s new windlass

2019-08-19T10:20:47+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Maintenance|

British engineering for a Canadian cutter Mark and Murielle Ovenden are building a steel cutter of their own design in Ottawa, Canada. The 51ft 28 ton Mimi Jane is inspired by the sailing work boats of Murielle's native Brittany, more particularly of her home town of Concarneau. Their website is a well documented story of [...]