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Tough Surveys Ltd

Tough Surveys Ltd was set up by John Tough in 2006 to provide pre-purchase boat surveys, condition surveys, insurance surveys and valuations. John works with boats constructed from wood, steel and glass fibre. John is London based but will travel UK-wide. John has worked in the marine industry since 1991, and has a Diploma in Yacht & Boatyard Management (Southampton Institute of Higher Education) and a Diploma in Small Craft Surveying (Lloyds Maritime Academy). John previously worked for the historic family boat build and repair business (Tough Brothers Ltd and Tough's Boatyard Ltd) for 15

Master Ropemakers

At the heart of the Historic Dockyard Chatham, Master Ropemakers maintains a process of ropemaking that dates back on this site for more than 400 years. We still use the 1/4 mile long rope walk and machinery from the Victorian era, as well as on more modern equipment including our testing house, to make our rope. We use natural and synthetic fibres in manufacture and our team of craftsmen not only make rope but work with it: splicing knotting, net making and creating bespoke products to customer requirements. The tradition of producing the finest ropes for the Royal Navy Ships including the

McKeand, Malcolm

Researcher of maritime history with particular reference to Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters.