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Model Yachting News - Updated 5/7

RC Laser Stuff

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RC Laser info

Why choose an RC Laser

RC Laser Spec

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Spares, Parts & Accessories

Braid Upgrade Kit Instructions

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DF65 Stuff

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Dragonforce 65

Soch Sails

Hull & Deck Stickers - NEW

Class Rules

Dragonforce 65 Spares, Parts & Accessories

Dragonforce 65 Hints & Tips

Dragonforce 65 Gallery

Dragonforce 65 Instruction Manual

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End of Season Arrangements at The Yard

So we are nearing the end of the season now and whilst Tim has continued to look after his little family it seems that the lads at the yard have been looking after you guys very well over the course of the boating season.

We will be concluding the season on the weekend of the 17th - 18th October so if you want to make the most of your boating get down here and make the most of it!

To allow us to plan our winterisation and servicing programme please let us know at your earliest convenience what you's like us to do with your boat, of course if you are a TBM customer just let us know when you're done and we'll do the rest for you.

To make life easier we have made a clicky form for you to fill in and email back to us. Find the winterisation form here. Undercover storage is again proving popular so if you'd like a spot please let us know as early as you can as space is limited.

We'd also like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your understanding over this year.

Important Information for Boatyard Customers

Dear Customer,

As some of you will be aware Tim's little family had some bad news in January when Emily was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, a serious condition that affects 1 in 100,000 people in our age group.

We are pleased to report that Emily is still making great progress, she has had a couple of visits to hospital for routine checkups and she is getting positive results each visit and many of her "numbers" are now within the range for a healthy person which is giving her a great boost.

Phoebe is now 2 years and 2 months old and had a checkup of her own last week where she was deemed to be a very healthy and happy little girl which means that the last 9 months have been well spent on Tim's part! She continues to develop into an amazing little person and we are both very proud parents!

Tim hasn't spent as much time at the yard as he had hoped but is popping in on a more regular basis and is still contactable by email -

Many thanks for your continued understanding.  

Tim, Emily & Phoebe

Undercover Storage

After the terrible winter we had we have taken a vast number of advance bookings for undercover storage from caravan owners around Abersoch who think that their caravan is worthy of a spot undercover for the winter! Our storage facility was completely unscathed by the hurricane force winds that did so much damage over the peninsula during February.

If you have a boat or caravan that needs some undercover winter storage for the 14 - 15 winter period why not give Tim a call or drop him an email. We only have a very limited number of spaces available.

We have CCTV onsite, a locked gate policy and the site is manned 24hours a day giving the best security possible for your boat or caravan. If you need anything else storing, like a tractor or Land Rover we can do that too.

Having your boat or caravan undercover over the winter months might actually save you money in the long run, although outdoor storage is cheaper it only takes a rooflight to blow off your caravan and that could cost you over £400, more than we'd charge you for putting it undercover!



Yamaha Outboard Sales & Service

We can offer great deals on new and used Yamaha Outboard Motors here at our base in Abersoch on the Lleyn Peninsula. We also have full workshop facilities to service and maintain your outboard engine, whatever the make or model, from a 2.5hp right through to 300hp.

Click here for more details on Yamaha









Latest News

27th June 2015

Things are getting a little easier here at Boatyard HQ, Emily is now home and I'm able to do a bit more regular work. The best way to contact me is still by Email for the time being. The yard continues to operate as normal and the staffing arrangements we put in place earlier in the year will remain for the rest of the season. Remember that you can keep bang up to date with the weather and news on our twitter feed at the top of the page.

9th May 2015

Emily is at home! After what seems like an absolute lifetime of Emily being ill she has been allowed out for the weekend to take in some quality sea air and enjoy some R&R with her family. She will return to hospital on Monday morning to begin her fourth and final cycle of chemo which will hopefully be somewhat less stressful than the third!

17th April 2015

Emily Update & Bonny Boating Weather! - Thanks from all of us for your continued understanding of the situation that we are in, although the feedback from you guys, our customers, is that the yard seems to run just as well without me as it does with me, a credit to Nicko, Dave and the crew. Emily has had a really tough ten days and as well as battling all the effects of her third cycle of Chemo she has also contracted MRSA and some sort of fungal infection. She's battling through but is now thoroughly bored of the whole thing and just wants to come home and do normal stuff.

As I mentioned above, the yard seems to be running well and a busy kick off at Easter gave you guys a great start to your season with most people leaving after the Easter break raving about the conditions out on the water. We have tried to capture some of the great weather on our Twitter feed at the top of the homepage which is a great way to keep up with things at the yard so follow @timboatyard to get the full picture!

Thats all for now, and remember that the best way to contact Tim is still by email.

Thanks again for all your kind words, they mean the world to us!

17th February 2015

Many of you may know that Mrs Boatyard, Emily, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia last month and has been undergoing a course of treatment at Ysbyty Gwynedd since the 19th January. This has left Tim looking after Phoebe and as such he hasn't been into work too much recently. Nicko and Dave are busy getting things sorted for the upcoming season and if you've got a caravan with us it will be back on site when you need it however they don't always have time to answer the phone in between cups of tea and pie eating so the most reliable way to get hold of us at the moment is to drop an email to Tim. He will answer these within 24 hours. Thank you for your patience at this difficult time.

13th January 2015

Back to it! - Happy New Year to you all, it's been a busy time here at the moment. We are back at work now and dealing with lots of great enquiries for the forthcoming season here at the Boatyard. As well as this we are continuing to develop the radio sailing side of the business which keeps us more than a little occupied during the winter months. All the big boats are tucked away in our undercover storage shed and the tractors are getting a well earned rest and a some much needed maintenance over the winter months.

We are planning to commence our 2015 P&L season on the 28th March, we have some big tides the week before and with these coinciding with the spring equinox it seems sensible to leave the boats where they are until these have passed! We also realise that this might be the Easter holidays for some of you so if you know you want your boat out for that weekend please let us know.