JGC Tovey New Works & Restorations

Collision damage to starboard repaired onsite by JGC Tovey GRP boat repairs


A composite 505 dinghy designed by John Westell in the 1950's this version originally built by Parker Boats, Boston, Lincs, UK  in the 1970's

Serial number 1317, we think it is sail number 5044... the hull marking had been lost in a previous rebuild!


List of works include:


Label and store original fittings and rigging

Remove all rotten and delaminated wood and glass tape

Grind all damaged sections from hull and repair in polyester or epoxy where appropriate

Grind out old repairs, thick paint and non slip sheet  from centerboard and cockpit areas and repair in epoxy glass

Replace fwd bulkhead lower section and front of bouyancy tanks

Replace all backbone foward of centreboard case including maststep

Replace rotten reinforcement pads and stiffeners with wood or epoxy where appropriate

Rebuild capping rails to all knees and centreboard case in epoxy-wood

Rebond seating to hull

Replace deckbeams and mastpartners including redesign of aft deck beam and deck area

Rebuild and repair through bouyancy tank jib furling tubes and spinnaker chute drain piping

Rebuild foredeck in lightwieght 3.6mm ply and polyurethane/canvas

Make carbon spinnaker pole to class length

Make new rudder blade

Make new mast ram from old pattern

Rebuild rubbing strakes and upper transom in Utile

Source replacement usable second hand sails, minor repairs where needed

Replace running rigging and standing rigging where needed

Apply new nonslip to side decks

Refit original blocks and cleats replacing with new as necessary

Redesign trapeze bungy placement

Fairing and refinishing of hull and paintwork as required

Nonslip finish to rubbing strakes midships

Modify trailer to better support boat hull.

JGC Tovey New Works and Restorations is based to the North of Stamford within easy reach of Rutland Water and Graffham water as well as the A1m, A14 and A47 for the Trent, Nene and Wash. If you think we can help you don't hesitate to get in contact, quotes available on request.


Landline: 07908794691           email:[email protected]

505 rutland water

Ready to sail!

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Helping Keep Boats On The Water Longer

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As found after years of neglect

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Keeping boats sailing longer with realistic and sound repairs whilst minimising, where possible, pollution from non biodegradable plastic waste, we can also help clients considering turning their derelict or broken boats back into usable products to enjoy for many years to come. We can help at any stage of a rebuild. Usually we'll undertake the difficult structural work for a customer and they keep the budget down in finishing and refitting themselves.

starshine GRP and gelcoat repairs to hull

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GRP repairs to starboard and Bow. New steel knee designed and fabricated for stem forestay strengthening. Gelcoat repairs. Stearing box repairs with epoxy attachement to hull internal and bulkhead.