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Hi Peter, Just a quick line to thank you for the trouble free transportation of  Artemis to Essex. Stephen was great and clearly knew what he was doing. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone.

Best Wishes – Colin (Artemis)

Dear Peter Jnr, Peter Snr, Mrs Leonard, and all the staff, Just a quick note to let you know we arrived safely at the river Hamble after a 6 hour passage.

The 90hp outboard you serviced behaved well throughout. Thanks once again for the loan of the petrol containers to refuel in your marina, this saved us money and time on our passage to the Hamble.

My wife sends her thanks for the cup of tea and chat whilst she waited for us to depart.

Please pass on our thanks for the extra pairs of hands to move our gear to our boat, refuel it and give us a quick briefing on the Quicksilver, and instruction in the use of the auxiliary we bought from you. Special thanks to your mechanic (who I understand came in on his day off) who identified a manufacturing problem with the fuel line to the auxiliary during his demonstration which he fixed there and then.

I would not hesitate in recommending you to others, as your service has been absolutely first class.Best Regards, James McGinty

“Hi Peter, Just thought I would let you know that we had a good journey back to Southampton last saturday morning making an average of 9 knots. All was well with the boat, many thanks for you all your help.

Best regards to you all.” John Williams (Union Jack)

“Morning Peter. Thank you for the efficient service, I would certainly recommend you to others. I will make a point of telling********* (a local broker), he could save some of his customers some money using your service instead of ******** Marina, who seem to think if you are buying a boat you have got lots of money left, which generally speaking you haven’t.

Many thanks again.” Simon Greiner

“We have just returned home after 4 wonderful nights aboard our new boat and both myself and Jane wanted very much to write to thank all of you at Peter Leonard Marine for everything you did for us, on “Ronin”.

We were very impressed with the quality of the work and we are particularly grateful that you very kindly gave us priority to get the work done very quickly.

I know the sea was rough on Friday afternoon and we are particularly grateful that you went to the trouble of delivering Ronin back to us even though the sea was rough.

Once again, many thanks indeed and it was a pleasure dealing with you all.”

Nick & Jane Downer (And Ronin !!)

“Peter and Gary could not have been more helpful. Great service. Many Thanks” Mr Yeoman. 17ft Fletcher speedboat

“The service I recieved from your company was absolutely first class. You carried out a full mechanical and electrical service, antifouled the hull and leg, organised sign writing and applied your 3M gelcare procedure. You then delivered the boat back on Friday ready for me to use on Saturday. After a great weekend I can confirm that the engine is sweet! Also the gelcoat procedure on the hull has been something of a facelift – its taken 3 years off my boat! Nice touches like organising an on board cleaning kit and painting the engine with oil to help protect from corrosion were added benefits.” Ed Harding,Rinker 192.

“Stitcher” is one of the original Vancouver 27s, built by Pheon Yachts of Newhaven, yard number 14 and launched in 1978 and we have owned her since 1991.

For her age I think I can fairly describe her as being a well maintained and much cared for boat, despite being extensively cruised every year around Normandy, Brittany and the West Country

Having a dark “Oxford” blue hull and now 28 years old, we, that is the one that must be obeyed and I, had almost given up the annual fitting out challenge of hand polishing “Stitcher” to try and preserve some vestige of her original good looks.

This task had become so irksome and physical demanding we were seriously considering full professional topsides repaint job this year.

Then along came a request to allow the man from 3M Systems to use “Stitchers” Transom to demonstrate the process.

The results were without exaggeration truly amazing, the gel coat literally gleamed as new, so much so that people visiting or passing by in the boat yard seemed unable to resist the urge to stroke it.

Since the initial demonstration the rest of the hull has been restored by Peter Leonard of Peter Leonard Marine who provides the 3M system for the local area.

The 3 M system claims to provide the high gloss finish for at least three months before the owner will need to re-polish, using their preparatory product, so I will be interested to see how well it actually performs. In theory to maintain the appearance should be a simple as washing and polishing the car. We shall see.

In the mean time you can judge for yourselves by the before and after photos taken of “Stitcher” at the time. Derek Ferguson

Do you remember “Riverwitch” (originally Monowave 2) and the petrol tank? She’s alive and well and giving us good service on the Thames. The bow thruster you installed makes a huge improvement to low speed river manouvering.

Best Wishes

Di and George