This month Tam Grundy brought ‘Ben Michael’ to the yard for her annual service, shot blast, repairs and paint. A well known working tug she is often seen working the Deben and local waters.

‘Tudo-Bem’ a much admired local 45′ Dragonfly Trimaran, came in for her annual service and repairs. She has been lifted out and washed followed by an antifoul.  She had a new electric windlass fitted for easier anchor lifting and finally her topsides were polished before she was returned to the water to continue her season.

This month heralded the arrival of another well known blue water yacht, a Vagabond 42. ‘Vagrant‘ can often been seen frequenting the Deben and Orwell or heading off to warmer more exotic climes.  This month she came out for a DIY clean up, antifoul and topsides paint.  We are always pleased to support our owners wanting to do their own repairs, all we ask is you arrange with Simon the best time and place to work and always clear up after yourselves.

‘El Toro’ came in for a grit blast.  Following this she was sanded, re-antifouled and painted all over.

‘Tullis‘ ventured up to out top end of the Deben for a quick visit on her way to Aldeburgh.  Although we don’t have regular visitor berths, we can ususually welcome visitors for a short period of time by moving one of our own boats, so do give us a call and we will fit you in if we can.

‘Janthea‘ a 45’ wooden ex Dunkirk Little Ship came in for an engine rebuild in April.  After pausing a while on the Deben she set off for the Thames to take part in the Dunkirk celebrations. Unfortunately, ‘Janthea’ had to make an unscheduled stop at Shotley marina due to leaking from her underside.  Simon went to see her and after inspecting her closely he soon found the source of the problem.  Simon crawling underneath recorked her leaking planks and and put lead tingles on her garboard to stem the leaks.  She was launched the next morning and made it to the Thames with no further concerns.