Boat Repair Workshops

Workshop – Full Boat

Workshop – Leak test

What People Say…
Thanks for a really good and informative day. It has given me the confidence to have a look at my Wayfarer and see what I can do with it.

I found the course really good and it was a good opportunity to not only learn new things but refine things I had tried in the past but not done very well.

Thanks for running the course it was really good to be able to learn from a expert rather than try to understand a dodgy video on the internet.

I thought the workshop day was excellent, pitched at just the level I was after and a good mix of practical and theoretical content. It has given me the confidence to consider tackling any smaller repairs, though the lack of garage/workshop means that I would be at the mercy of the English weather.

The ‘light’ lunch was awesome!

Forthcoming dates are being arranged – please contact us for details.

We are flexible – let us know if you have a preferred date in mind and we’ll see what we can do.

Please contact us to discuss….

Please let us know if you would like to be informed of future dates.

We have also run a couple of refresher courses to follow up from the main course. These can be adapted accordingly but would typically be half a day for £40.

If you have been on one of our courses and can’t remember as much as you would like, give us a call to chat through your requirements.

GRP Dinghy Repair Workshop

Learn how to:

  • Use gelcoat and fibre glass for
  • professional results
  • Mend and finish small dents and holes on the hull so that damage is invisible
  • Leak-test your boat
  • Repair foils

Have you always wanted to learn how to repair your own boat??

If so, you may be interested in attending one of our Repair Workshop Days.

Courses are held at our workshop in Lydney in the Forest of Dean.

The cost is £95 per person – this includes refreshments all day + a copy of our new book “GRP Repair Companion”

The content of the course is very flexible and we are lead by what participants want to learn, but in general we cover how to use gel-coat and fibre glass to effectively and invisibly repair small holes and dents on the hull and foils.

You are able to practice all the different stages of a repair and at the end of the day leave much more confident that you can tackle small repairs on your own boats afterwards!

Obviously we provide all materials and appropriate protective gear. (Plus PPE as appropriate during the COVID-19 crisis)

We are also willing to discuss coming to your club to run a course for a few of your members. Ideally we would need somewhere undercover in case of poor weather, and access to water and power.

Costs are negotiable depending on how far we have to travel and if we need to arrange accommodation etc – email us if you’d like to investigate this. (We hope to resume this service in the Autumn.)

All course fees are payable in advance. Dates are fully transferable provided we receive at least 48 hours notice of a cancellation.

Course Includes

Over the last few months during the COVID-19 crisis we have suspended our courses. However, we are now satisfied that we can once again run courses but with a few small adaptations. Instead of small groups we will only run one-to-one sessions – these are more intensive and will therefore take less time. Social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place.

Condensed day courses will run at our workshop in Lydney, Gloucestershire:

  • 4 hour duration – either 10am-2pm or 1pm-5pm
  • £95 per person including light refreshments
  • includes a copy of our new book “GRP Repair Companion
  • all materials provided
  • some protective gear provided and full PPE as appropriate
  • NB: courses cover repairs to fibre glass boats only
Call us on 07813 899043 today.