Completing 44ft. Bill Dixon designed blue water cruiser "Sweet Dreams" with John and Roz Preston. Work included helping to organise and plan the project with the owners as well as providing hands on construction and joinery skills. Both John and Roz studied boatbuilding skills on Dick's course at Lyme Regis School of Boatbuilding so helping them complete their 'drop dead gorgeous' boat, as they describe her, nicely squared the circle for all concerned.
Construction of an all wood garden room, Sove is described as a contemporary garden space and was conceived and designed by Stuart Perry and Cameron Scott for Stuart's design for the Halifax Garden at the 2006 Chelsea Flower Show. Dick Philips was initially contracted to fashion the curved beams for the front of the building but ended up carrying out most of the construction both at the workshop and at the Chelsea showground.
Replacement of decayed bulkheads, soles and coach-roof on this Heard 20; the intention, initially, was to spend a few weekends in the pleasant surroundings of a Cornish boatyard replacing a small amount of rot on the coach-roof and cockpit sole. After a thorough survey the reality was removal of bulkheads, sole and coach-roof and replacement with sound marine plywood in my Dorset workshop. Transportation organised by us.
Built by Dick P. and Peter Chesworth for themselves during evenings and weekends as a therapeutic change from their comparatively stressful working lives. The build was serialised in Boatman magazine and proved to all concerned that John Atkin had designed a flatiron skiff which performed perfectly.