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  1. Hi there, We have recently taken over the site opposite the CRT repair yard in Northwich on the River Weaver. It has been unused for a number of years but houses a slipway, drydock and wet dock - all of which we have been busy refurbishing over the past few months. We are aiming to improve the services and facilities offered to boaters in the North West and hope to encourage more vessels (of all types) onto the River Weaver. Drydock The 120ft x 22ft drydock is available for DIY and serviced dockings, as well as any hull repairs. The bostocks are a good height giving excellent access to the base plates for blacking. 74ft Historic Tug 'Seaport Alpha' - photo courtesy of Paul Kirkbride 1925 Humber Keel 'Hen' - photo courtesy of Paul Kirkbride Wet Dock Our fully covered wet dock/paint shed is 80ft x 18ft and is currently undergoing refurbishment. The heated wet dock has a removable pontoon down the middle allowing us to accommodate 2 narrowboats or a wide beam. The wet dock will be available for DIY hire and we currently have a business opportunity for a professional boat painter to take on the rent of one half of the wet dock. If you're interested or know of anyone who might be, please do get in touch. Wet dock undergoing refrubishment For more information please take a look at our website (http://www.northwichdrydock.com/) and if you are on social media we are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too. We look forward to welcoming you. Regards, Matt Parrott
  2. I need to replace the stop planks on our dry dock - the existing ones are 15+ years old and leak badly. I believe that I will need planks made from high grade Douglas Fir, but I'm not sure whether I will need green wood or seasoned wood, or whether there are any other special requirements. I would appreciate advice from any forum member with dry dock experience.
  3. ...it's even more weird when you are trying to make it sink. Have a watch of this video of Brinklow Boat Services floating dry dock flooding: Cheers, Mike
  4. Hi, Short Story: Could someone let my brother and someone else through the gates at Hockley Port, Saturday at about 1:00PM? Long Story: Ok, so, my boat is now in Hockley Port dry dock and the hole has been found. It's basically a one inch split where it got scraped along the shallows on the way to Warings Green last week. Richard, the boatyard guy, can't weld it because it requires overhead welding. My brother has a welder friend who has built a couple of boats and he's prepared to have a look at doing it this Saturday, however, I'm going up to the Lake District this evening and won't be back in time. So, could someone be available to let them in and out? Many thanks Robert
  5. Dry Dock Middlewich Cheshire

    Hi Everyone, hope you're all well. Just a little information. We have a little Dry Dock availability for the end of October at the moment if any body needs it. Also note. Dock is clean and dry (no mud) and has had some electrical upgrades lately including more 16 amp power points and complete surrounding gunwale level lighting with 24 spot lamps. Recommended by boat Surveyor Mike Carter who uses it often for historic boats and others. Sorry no Blasting here Dry dock - blacking - self hire - all services 01606 832 460
  6. Hello, we're planning on painting our boat this Summer (August/September). Can anyone recommend a suitable covered dry dock near London for the job? We started painting it last Summer, but being at the mercy of the elements proved very frustrating. Any help much appreciated.
  7. Short Term Dry Dock

    Hello Everyone The propeller on my narrowboat need re-pitching. Crowthers are doing the work but I need to locate a dry dock that could remove the prop. for me to take/send it to Crowthers in Oldham. We live aboard and currently cruising down to London on the GU eventually heading for Bristol. We will be returning via the Midlands on our way back to Cambridge. Phew! What we need is a dry dock for a few hours to remove the prop. and moor up until the re-pitched prop can be replaced. Crowthers can turn the job around fairly quickly. I don't want the expense of hiring a dry dock for a week when all I need is to get the prop. off and re-fitted a few days later. Does anyone know of a yard that can provide this type of service which is not going to cost more than the prop??? I have been quoted £200 a day + engineer to take the prop. off (Newbury) which means £400+ for a simple job which literally takes less than 30 minutes.
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