Ben undertakes a number of restoration projects each year, varying from a full restoration to a simple re-varnish and repainting. Each project is tailored to the specific needs of the boat, the owners preference, and the budget available.
Each project is carried out, on site in Ben’s customised workshops in St Helens, Isle of Wight.
Please see below for some examples of recent projects:-
NORMAN NEWELL, 9FT SAILING DINGHY
The dinghy came to Ben in a sorry state after being neglected for a number of years. The boat was stripped back to bare wood, inside and out, and retailed as needed. The exterior received an epoxy resin coating, and the boat was finished with eight coats of varnish.