The Wharf, NORBURY JUNCTION, Staffordshire. ST20 0PN 
Telephone: (01785) 284292 | E-mail: 

Dry docking and blacking 

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 and can accommodate all narrow boats (20 feet to 72 feet, flat, deep vee, shallow vee, semi vee and rounded bottoms). 
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 or International Intertuf 16. 
Or we can apply a product supplied by yourself. 
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. 
Anode replacement. 
Stern gear refurbishment and replacement. 
Skeg and rudder straightening. 
Skeg cup/bottom rudder bearing replacement. 
Top rudder bearing replacement. 
Propeller changes. 
Surveys for Insurance and pre-purchase. 
Hull plating and repairs. 
Bow thruster repairs and installation. 
Liveaboards are welcomed - 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. 
Winter Opening Hours 2019/20 
7 days a week 
9am to 5.00pm. 
(Emergency out of hours number - refer to the boat manual) 
7 days a week 
8.30am to 5.00pm. 
7 days a week 
9am to 4.00pm. 
Last hot food orders 3pm. 
Call David or Adrian on 01785 284292 now 
or email for a free, no obligation quote. 
2020 dock price list 
Docking of one boat, on and off the dock (for blacking) 
Docking of vee bottom boats (for blacking) 
Docking for survey only (Another broker or private sale) 
Docking for survey and emergency repairs only (NWL brokerage boat or private boat insurance survey) 
Three coats of Bitumen (per foot) 
Three coats of International Intertuf 16 (per foot) 
Three coats of Comastic (per foot) This product is no longer available. Please contact us for an alternative. 
Pressure washing, sand/grit blasting and apply two coats of 2-pack Epoxy (per foot) 
Supply and fit small anodes (each) 
Supply and fit medium anodes (each) 
Supply and fit large anodes (each) 
Repaint counter bands 
Gunwhale painting (per foot) 
Our comprehensive blacking service includes a visual inspection of the following: 
Stern gear 
Rudder assembly 
Chine angles 
Rubbing guards 
We will even run you back to collect your vehicle within a twenty mile radius of Norbury Junction. 
To make a booking simply email us or telephone David or Adrian today on 01785 284292. 
PLEASE NOTE: A minimum charge applies for boats smaller than 40ft. A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required at the time of making a booking. 
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