Today two pallets of tyres arrived, it should have been four, the next delivery will be in the new year and there will be a price increase, and so it goes on.
Its not just raw materials trailer compliance is taking a lot longer and we can only get three tested at once and the cost is £75 per trailer.
From the initial application through the relevant authorities takes 6 weeks, at which point we load, drive to the test station get the trailer inspected and return which takes a day.
I have never known times like this, we have decided to remove all prices from our web site and are quoting for each trailer at the point of first inquiry, but we will maintain that price until Jan 2022.
This is normally the first thing the winning competitor says when he makes his speech, (and he is generally a sailmaker)
Having spent a few days at Fed week I wanted to send an image of the team that helped to run the event, this was taken showing them grabbing a snack just before the onslaught.
Finally I would like to thank all Race Officers and their teams for running events this summer, well done YOU!
Spent a few days at Fed Week ( re-named Chichester Race week) although I can’t think why, anyway enjoyed photographing Fireflies.
Favourite image of the week, seriously how cool is this crew!
Its not been a brilliant week, but we have prevailed!
Monday our very expensive pulse Mig welder (which doesn’t like the heat) went on strike.
Tuesday we had a H&S inspection which took 3 hours, not really what you need when there is a lot of work to get through.
Wednesday the f***** back up welder expired, ( yes there has been a marked deterioration in the language in the work shop).
Thursday new pricing on aluminium and it has virtually doubled in price!
Friday flat tyre on the van, and a woman in a people carrier drove into a trailer being delivered.
Interestingly this was seconds before impact.
Finally I am not watching the football tonight!
Part of our extending range of heavy duty trolleys is the new Rigiflex 360 beach trolley, designed to be launched by a tractor. There are 4 hull bunk pads over a metre long to give compete support to help preserve the UV resistant material which the boat is constructed of. Standard equipment includes 10″ wheels, protected docking arms, prop stand, and towing eye.
We can make an ally base unit to fit most Sovereign trailer bases, please contact us for prices.
Well we have all experienced change recently, but for sailing clubs unable to provide normal sailing/racing there has been a lot going on in the background. Local clubs to us have all been reviewing there facilities and most have been making improvements where possible. The Harp have done a huge amount of work on the shore line, and we recently delivered a trolley to Hayling for there newly acquired Pilot 500 to be used as an inshore committee boat.
I was delighted to see that Minz had won Y & Y’s Concours D’Elegance this year, I photographed Brenda sailing her at Hayling last year, and I must say the boat on the water looked quite stunning.
As a bit of a traditionalist I feel you can’t beat a varnished wooden deck, I know they are a pain and need to be loved and looked after, but really, it’s all worth it.
Ben Dingwall has varnished many different types of wooded boats, but Solos like this one look absolutely amazing I in spite of its age, in fact sometimes the older the boat is the better it looks! Don’t forget this is a brush finish!
After the huge efforts to provide a new a committee boat and the amazing job the Welsh Harp Sailing Association have done on the infrastructure of the club, the Merlin open isn’t going to happen. It was always going to be marginal, but we were hoping that because it was the last proper Merlin open meeting for the fleet last year , this could have heralded the start of a new and more normal season.
Mind you the event is always cold and generally windy and with three back to back races its tough on crews,
Livvy we salute you!