Duckling Graduate 18ft day boat



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Sailing Dinghies

The experience over many years maintaining the keelboat fleets is equally applied to dinghies.  Haines regularly restore and maintain all sorts of other yachts and craft to a high standard, including classic dinghies like these; Duckling, Graduate, 18ft Chichester Harbour day boat and a National 18.

National 18

To achieve a pristine finish it is essential to prepare the surface to a high standard in a climate-controlled environment.  This can take many hours of power sanding followed by wet and dry hand or longboard sanding to ensure the surface is perfectly fair and smooth. 

2 pack Polyurethane or epoxy based systems can be applied to restore topsides to a show room finish.

Once the surface is free of grease and dust, a diluted sealing coat of paint or varnish is applied followed by the required number of coats of the final finish.