The dry dock at Norbury Junction was originally the first of seventeen locks that led down into Newport and beyond. After the closure of the Newport Canal the dry dock was constructed. Today the dock is completely covered and enclosed but large windows let plenty of natural light into the building, although adequate artificial lighting is also installed for those darker days! Due to its depth the bostocks (that's the blocks that the boat sits down on to when the water is removed) are about three feet high which allows for easy inspection of the base plate and sit the boat at an ideal level to work at.
We dock on both Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the year.
Below are some of the works that our experienced engineers can complete to a high standard:
Pressure washing with 3000psi industrial pressure washer
Hull blacking with Bitumen, International Intertuf 16 or Comastic
Sand/shot blasting and subsequent application of two-pack epoxy paint
Repainting of counter bands
Repainting of gunwhale tops and sides
Repainting of front return plates
Stern gear refurbishment and replacement
Skeg and rudder straightening
Skeg cup/bottom rudder bearing replacement
Top rudder bearing replacement
Surveys for Insurance and pre-purchase
Hull plating and repairs
Bow thruster repairs and installation
Easy access to the boat is provided by our specially constructed bridge which reaches out to either the bow or stern of your boat. Free 240V hook-up is provided while the boat is out of the water. Liveaboards welcome.