Endeavour in Isolation as Virus Halts Work


Endeavour, Leigh's iconic Dunkirk Little Ship will not be back in town thanks to the corona-virus. The boat is currently in a shed at St Osyth where urgent repairs have been put on hold as the yard is in lock-down.

March Maintenance Update

We wanted to share some more photos of the work being done on Endeavour at Brian Kennell Boatbuilders at St Osyth in order to have her ready to be re-launched next month.

We'd already decided to work leaks in the decking, then Brian discovered the rot behind the locker in the cabin, on around the stern post.

As you can see from the photos, there really has been a lot of work necessary to get Endeavour shipshape for the upcoming season, but she's starting to look back to her best!

Brian reckons they’ll be done with the replacement work within the next 2 weeks – it’s nice to see some deck and the transom appearing! We’re planning another members' maintenance trip  during the last weekend of March to oil the mast and blocks and antifoul her bottom with some ‘Tiger Red’.

We'll then have her top sides caulked and painted, and she’ll be ready to return to Leigh outside the Peter Boat around the end of April.






Feb Maintenance Update

Some more photos of the team hard at work on Endeavour at Brian Kennell Boatbuilders at St Osyth getting her ready to be re-launched in April.

Finlay Marshall, Rob Everitt, Chris Burls, Andy Leonard and Cameron McGregor donned their overalls and got busy sanding the decks and painting to get Endeavour back to the desired state.





January Maintenance Update

A small team of dedicated folks went over to Brian Kennell Boatbuilders at St Osyth today to scrape, sand and prime Endeavour's bottom.  

The poor thing is looking rather sad inside the shed without her transom and lots of decking missing, but Allan Barttram, Chris Burls, Andy Leonard, Finlay Marshall, Paul Burden  and Rob Everitt spent the day scraping, sanding and painting. It was very hard work, we're informed, but Endeavour looked a lot better when the team left… although they didn’t!!

There are plenty more jobs to do, but the plan is to have her back in Leigh in April, looking her best for the year ahead.