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Boat restoration

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Category: General
Forum Name: Repair & maintenance
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Printed Date: 06 Dec 21 at 12:09pm
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Topic: Boat restoration
Posted By: cunliffe
Subject: Boat restoration
Date Posted: 20 Mar 05 at 5:59pm

This summer Discovery Home & Leisure are producing a new television series about boat restoration. The ten part series will follow five renovation projects and capture the imagination of the nation by combining the hunt for a rusty old shell of a boat;- what is it, how did it get there and just how bad is the condition itís in? - and the journey of how itís lovingly restored to its former splendour, ready to set sail by the end of each episode.

The producers are looking for possible contributors for the series who already own an old boat they want to restore or people who have aspirations to buy an old boat that needs doing up. The final projects chosen must be completed within 4 months from the start of filming which is due to commence in May 2005. The restorations must be based in southern England, regrettably we will not be able to cover the north.

The series will show boats of all sizes and type, from any era, and made from any material which require work of various levels to get them on the water again. The series will be presented by Tom Cunliffe who is one of Britain's most respected writers on sailing and the sea.

Each project will be allotted two 30 minute episodes of film time. Unfortunately, the film company cannot offer any financial aid for the restoration but hope that being filmed for the television series may provide an added incentive to complete the project and give it the publicity it deserves.

If anyone is interested in this opportunity and has a suitable restoration project, then please email me for more details or look at my website


Posted By: flat is fast
Date Posted: 21 Mar 05 at 12:53pm
why can't you cover the north ay! lol

no fear

Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 21 Mar 05 at 1:28pm

I'd really recomment talking to someone like Ozzie Stewart as he restores boats to an incredible standard. He was displaying a Thames A Rater at the Dinghy Show that was amazing.

His contact details are on the Thames Sailing Club website at -

Another organisation to talk to would be the Classic & Vintage Racing Dinghy Association. Their website is -  . They have a load of restored dinghies racing and I know a few boats and being / about to be restored.

Hope this helps.

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