Harbour Marine Services

Incorporating Southwold & Ipswich Boatyards

1922 Maynard of Chiswick 27ft Thames launch

HMS is working on behalf of Andrews Boathouses Limited for more information on this boat visit www.slipperlaunches.com

8th December 2022

Paul has just completed a fabulous curved detail on the bench seat which finishes it off beautifully.

7th December 2022

The cockpit lining and the bench seat have been installed and it is looking really smart.

22nd November 2022

The cockpit linings in the specially imported Canadian yellow cedar are being being fitted.

8th November 2022

The engine beds have now been fabricated and put in place and we have put the engine in temporarily while we plan the housing and storage around then the engine is being given a make over to suit.

7th October 2022

The engine beds are now in situ and ready to be fixed down.

6th October 2022

Paul has been making steady progress over the last few weeks and has been caulking the deck and building the engine beds.

10th March 2022

The Jaguar engine has been lifted into the boat onto the engine bed and we have made a mock up of the engine casing for discussion with the owner when they visit later today.

4th March 2022

Paul has been painting the inside of the hull this week and today there was great excitement as the engine arrived, a straight 6 E Type Jaguar engine. Can’t wait to hear it fired up!

1st March 2022

25th February 2022

The hull has been primed and the repairs continue.

22nd February 2022

The hull sanding continues.

18th February 2022

The hull repairs are almost complete and now we are in the process of priming and filling the hull to smooth the surface ready for painting and varnishing.

14th February 2022

She has been turned over for the hull repairs to be carried out on the other side.

28th January 2022

After much steaming the new ring frames are in position and have been secured with copper nails and roves and she has been turned for the next side to be completed.

21st January 2022

This week the team have been steaming and replacing some of the ring frames on the 1922 Maynard of Chiswick 27ft Thames launch. It’s a fascinating process. The wood is steamed for approximately an hour and then is bent very quickly to shape before it cools.

14th January 2022

Paul is making great progress with the hull repairs, he is putting in splines between the planks.

6th January 2022

The repairs continue on the hull of the launch and Paul is having to router out the tar and creosote which has been packed in the seams so that he can make a thorough repair.

23rd December 2021

The hull repairs and replanking continue.

20th December 2021

Paul has been making great progress on repairs to the timbers.

November 2021

After hours of work with the heat gun the Father and Son duo have finally moved on to painting the bilges and repairing the wood work.

November 2021

The lengthy process of stripping the old varnish and paint off the inside of the hull is certainly taking its toll on the yard heat guns! With a new replacement today Paul is cracking ahead with added gusto!

October 2021

It’s been a painstaking process removing the old varnish and paint from the inside of the hull, the engine bed has been removed as this will need replacing to support the E-type Jaguar engine which is going to be put in instead.

October 2021

The 1922 Maynard of Chiswick 27ft Thames is a classic launch.  It has come to us for a full restoration, she will be stripped and refurbished over the winter. Today we moved it into the boat shed ready for the transformation to begin. 

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