Good Wood Boat Company

Traditional wooden boats

Timber (Rib / Frame) Replacement



Tideway 359 has recently been at our workshop to have a number of her timbers replaced.  With age and repeated cycles of movement the timbers crack, especially in the area of the mast thwart, where the loading from the mast and the shrouds is concentrated.  The photos show ‘before’ and ‘after’.  Please contact us if you need this kind of work carrying out on your wooden boat.

TW359 Gets side benches

We have recently fitted forward side benches to TW359 a Tideway Deluxe.  This has made the boat more ammenable for sailing with a crew.   Good Wood Boat Company wishes happy sailing to all her new crew members!

Beale Park Boat Show Report

Good Wood Boat exhibted two clinker dinghies at the 2011 Beale Park boat Show.   Wooden Tideway TW233 a restoration project nearing completion and a new build – National Redwing R249.

The Tideway was exhibited to illustrate the quality of varnish finish that can be achieved following non-caustic chemical stripping of the original coating.  TW233 has also had her timbers replaced and a number of plank splits and rot spots repaired.  These repairs were highlighted using labels, as were our custom made buoyancy blocks which we manufacture to suit the wooden Tideway and other classic dinghies.