Dinghy show week!

After  about 40 years of being part of this brilliant event we  have decided not to exhibit,  there are many reasons, but mostly  like many shops   we  cannot compete with the internet so have drastically reduced our stocks of clothing.  We still have chandlery but we don’t feel  sailors go to an event such as this to buy fittings, so without clothing it just wont be economical.

We are however very busy with orders  being collected over the weekend by customers  going to the show,  particularly  those who have come  down from the north.

Finally I would like to take this opportunity to wish Celia and  her  RYA team  and all the exhibitors  an excellent  show and that the  new venue is a success!

This has got to be the best bit!

After it’s been  cut, prepared, welded, galvanised, assembled, tested, and  finally  on it’s way to the customer.  This is the bit I enjoy!

Happy days!!!!!!

I know its Christmas Week but!!!

The outstanding order of aluminium didn’t arrive until the Thursday before Christmas, and with rather a lot of outstanding work we decided to go in and get it  done!

2022 calendar!

Its a funny thing I had a 29er on the cover last year and always said that because they were a strict one design they weren’t particularly photogenic, this year it’s a Firefly  which I also said was not  very photogenic. But it’s not about the class it’s about the people, I  absolutely loved  photographing the Fireflies at Hayling this year, they were incredibly well looked after  and watching dad or mum sailing with a young son or daughter was excellent,  and the best way to bring the next generation into sailing!

If you would like to purchase a copy please phone 0208 202 8629 during the day (from 7 to 3) they are £10   plus £2.50 p p

Back to the grind!

Aluminium  supplies are now coming through, although we are unaccustomed to waiting 10 weeks for certain sections, which is very boring!

In the meanwhile we have changed all the consumables on our ally welding kit, you cannot believe the difference it  makes. This week we are manufacturing 49er trolleys.

More congratulations!

The day after Tom’s wedding Chris announced that he and Jo  had got engaged recently on there holiday in Corfu.