Ex Royal Lymington motor launch Mary gets her new timbers

¬† Ex Royal Lymington motor launch Mary gets her new timbers. Click on the photos for bigger images Ben Wales got in touch last week to report that he and his pals had fitted the last timber into Mary, the ex Royal Lymington Yacht Club¬†motor launch he’s been restoring for a little while now. See … Continue reading “Ex Royal Lymington motor launch Mary gets her new timbers”

Working in the open air, Ben Wales makes progress in restoring the Royal Lymington Yacht Club motor launch Mary

  Brave Ben Wales has written in with an update of his ambitious restoration of an 18ft motor launch named Mary. (See earlier posts about Ben’s project here and here.) ‘At the start of June we had began to replace the topside planking in khaya mahogany. I had found it difficult to locate any suitable boards of … Continue reading “Working in the open air, Ben Wales makes progress in restoring the Royal Lymington Yacht Club motor launch Mary”

XOD racing keelboat centenary celebrations, Royal Lymington Yacht Club, 3rd June

The XOD fleet racing at Cowes; photo taken by Rick Tomlinson The XOD keelboat class will kick off its its centenary celebrations by holding a day race in Edwardian costume at Royal Lymington Yacht Club on Friday 3rd June. I trust there will be plenty of tweed, eminently twiddleable moustachios, and of course bonnets and … Continue reading “XOD racing keelboat centenary celebrations, Royal Lymington Yacht Club, 3rd June”