'Silver Heels' is a fourteen foot
carvel, centre plate dinghy thought to be built in
1898 by McBride, East Cowes. Her owner, Mr Sears,
bought her when he was in his teens and he is now
over 80! His son and daughter have commissioned us
to restore her over this coming Winter so that she
can be sailed next spring.
Update December 2011
to restore 'Silver Heels' progresses with new thwart
knees, risers and repairs to garboard planks.
Update March 2013
term resident 'Silver Heels' is nearing completion,
now with side benches permanently refitted and
completely repainted and re-varnished inside and