Well December really has been a wet dreary month, some days we have had continuous rain, and West Hendon in those conditions is frankly pretty awful.
Thank goodness we have had loads of orders!!!!!
This winter we are increasing our range of ally trolleys to produce a twin cradle Fireball.
As with all Sovereign trolleys they are a welded structure ( not a bolt together meccano) with foam/astro cradles.
This is the first production model, which will be available in January.
It’s that time of year with shorter days and continuous drizzle,when sailing becomes a lot less appealing, but it is a great time to get the boat sorted. This is Brett and Ben Dingwall in their workshop near Radlett, working Sundays to get through the backlog. If you’re thinking of getting your boat repaired it might be an idea to get it booked in and done this side of winter.
This trolley (as odd as it looks) has been designed for the 2.4, it is mostly aluminium, to give some idea of scale those are standard trolley wheels. This is the first production model which is being tested now, assuming it all works the next five will be off to mainland Europe.
2020 is the chosen year if you want to get married, I can’t think why, but apparently it is.
In 2020 we will have being making trailers for 45 years, so to mark this milestone we decided to produce a calendar. It is A3 size and mostly features racing dinghies which is our core business. The photographs were taken on the south coast, North Norfolk, and at our local club on the Welsh Harp, by a particularly talented young (ish) photographer.
They will be provided to our trade customers, but are available for £9.95 delivered, or £7.95 collected.
This months front cover is one of thirteen images used.
As the days get shorter the first victim is weekday evening sailing, our clubs is Wednesday.
This year has been less well supported than last year, and that was less well supported than the year before and so on and so on. Which is all rather sad, we have had lots of inquiries into the subject but still the decline continues.
The photo shows two MRX’s on the Harp during one evening race, throughout that race they were never more than two boat lengths apart, it was a proper scrap. The point is, using all methods at your disposal try and make sure there is at least one other competitor who is your standard and speed. There is nothing more boring than flogging around a course on your own, which could end up with you giving up!
This is a period when the season changes, everyone has generally got themselves organised on the trailer front. We can look at manufacturing processes and improve some aspects in an effort to make them quicker, the Flying Fifteen trailer is quite complicated and takes longer to manufacture than almost any other trailer. We have spent the last week replacing all of our working jigs, their are 21 so it does take a while. The fifteen trailer image here is the most accurate and the fastest produced yet.
It is now on its way to Australia.
As your family grows up, as a parent you hope health and well being prevail, through the years and all the growing pains, ultimately you want to end up as friends as well as parents!
This months front page is Tom driving the rib and Barnie, we’ve been through a lot together but this is a perfect opportunity for me to say thank you for all your support “Barnie” you are my best friend.
Also Tom and his lovely girlfriend Rezzy have finally got engaged, brilliant! It’s only taken 12 years 4 months and 12 days, not that we were counting!!!!
We undertook European Type Approval as an organisation because we thought it would improve our working processes and thus the quality of our trailers.
The absolute last thing we thought would happen is that the product would become so popular abroad, these three 2.4 combi’s are bound for Germany.