Robert Oneill

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Custom trolleys what’s involved!

We are increasingly asked to manufacture one off  aluminium trolleys to suit an existing trailer, to replace a heavy steel one.  It is really not a problem. but they  do take a lot longer to make, we cannot make stocks of components  like axles and draw bars because they are most probably the wrong size. Everything has to be made individually, the average time that an ally trolley takes from the first cut to a completely finished item is a day and a half.



To the team at Chartwell Marine for achieving Quality Management System for Naval Architecture Consultancy, presented to Chris  O’Neill by Professor Bob Cripps.

Chris was a valued  part of the team here at Sovereign  for best part of 12 years,  but decided to move on soon after his 18th birthday.

The finish line.

Last week’s image was of Caroline and Faye  having just crossed the line  overwhelmed with  relieve and joy  for being  first over the line. This image is of Hamish Mackay and Andrew Lawson 100mtrs from the line with 4 boats  close behind and is an image of extreme concentration.


Cover photo.


It is incredible how quickly accidents  can happen, from  seemingly  a very safe sailing day.

VIN numbers!

To answer all the recent questions on preparing a trailer for testing, one of the  most essential elements is the Vin number,  so to clarify.

The VIN ( vehicle identification number)  is a 17 digit coded set of figures that gives the history of the trailer and must be stamped into the frame of the trailer as well as  on the makers plate. It is also worth checking that the coupling height is correct when fully laden  it must be between 395-465mm above the ground when horizontal.

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