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Category: West Solent One Design W-8 Refit

Help from Squirrel in Essex for Ripple

20 March, 2013

Gathering Vital Support by Brian May, MD Berthon Boat Company.  On a frosty morning at the end of February Ian Stables, Senior Project Manager at Berthon, and I drove to the quiet sleepy town of Maldon in Essex to visit the legendary Adrian Riva’s boatshed adjacent the River Chelmer and…

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A Trio of Berthon Built Boats

31 January, 2013

Nestling snugly in the big blue sheds are (from foreground): West Solent One Design W-8 built in 1925; S&S 42 WINSOME IV built in 1972; and Fisher 46 LUCKY SARAH built in 1977 (Berthon first refit 1990/1). All three are undergoing refits under family guidance once more.

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West Solent One Design W-8 Refit, January 2013

31 January, 2013

 Built by Berthon in 1925 sail number W-8 (originally named Dinah) Refit started October 2012 The story so far: Joel Wootten 1st year Apprentice Painter: I started scraping the paint from the topsides from the port aft end but it was very difficult to start with since I am left…

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West Solent One Design – W8 – Live

21 December, 2012

Built by Berthon in 1925 and now in the Big Blue Sheds for a total nautical makeover. Watch her come back to life in the coming months! Keep up with the Restoration of W-8 West Solent One Design

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