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Professional Boat and Yacht Repairs Northern Ireland

laser gelcoat repairs

Fairly typical damage to laser dinghy, collision with another boat,couple of minor chips with the laminate exposed,and a bit of stress cracking to the edge of the deck. Quite a new boat and very well kept by its owner means

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burnish job on rs400

Quick easy job that makes a big difference to the appearance of a boat. All dark colours  of boat suffer from uv light (sunlight) damage This rs belongs to a friend of mine .I burnished the dark blue section of

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fireball repair/re-varnish

 This fireball was in for some hull damage to be repaired,bottom respray,and re-varnish of the decks…

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Rs 400 repair

 This rs had been run over by a tractor, the launching trolley hasd pushed up into the hull. I cut out the damaged section,put in a new inner skin,foam sandwich,and outer skin,then gelcoated and sanded and burnished the area.

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repair to gp14

 This glassfibre gp14 had blown over in the dinghy park, the chine area had delaminated from the foam sandwich core,i ground off all the loose and damaged glass, re laminated that part,matched some gelcoat to the right colour,filled it in,sanded

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flying fifteen repair

I did this repair last year,the boat would be around 25 years old, i was able to match the original gelcoat,and avoid painting the hull. The photos show the original damage,the area cut out,halfway through the repair,then the finished and

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Wooden Boat Refurbishment Flying 15 (2 of 2)

Wooden Boat Refurbishment Flying 15 And so after many late nights (and spare hours in the day) I finally got the Flying 15 wooden boat refurbishment finished.  Here are some  images from along the way. Wet varnish (coat 2/5)… early days

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Wooden Boat Refurbishment Flying 15 (1 of 2)

Wooden Boat Refurbishments are not for the faint hearted.  Time and patience are required for best results. I decided to restore a classic Flying 15 racing yacht for myself.  The refurbishment work was carried out over a 2 year period.

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