Marine Chandlery

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  1. 421. Top Tips Tuesday -

    Or as my next door ‘neighbour’ on his Beneteau Oceanis 'Teetime One' suggested as a title  ‘Undies Went Under’! Anyway almost three years ago I started to lose feeling in my thumb, index and middle finger on my left hand; my dominant hand! What with Covid and the long waiting lists it was only in April of this year when...
  2. 420. Top Tips Tuesday - Little And Large

    To many of my generation the words ‘Little and Large’ were a throwback to a British comedy double act show of nearly 80 episodes that ran from the late seventies till the early nineties. Wasn’t my cup of tea I must confess, having more of a Kenny Everett, Black Adder & Les Dawson sense of humour! However what is my latest ‘cup of...
  3. 419. Top Tips Tuesday - Lamb, Barbecued Then Burnt!

    Soon after we re-launched Hindsight (after retreating from the high temperatures of July/August) we tied up alongside a rather nice yacht, not the one I hasten to add on the above image!. Our ‘mission’ to fill the fresh water tank and wait for an alcohol and grocery delivery whilst still alongside the Iris pontoon in Nidri. The skipper was using a lot of elbow...
  4. 418. Top Tips Tuesday - Twist And Shout

    I first heard ‘Twist and Shout,’ sung by the Beatles back in 1963 (shows how old I am) at the tender age of 15. However, ‘researching’ the song I have now discovered it was actually a 1961 song recorded by 'The Top Notes' but did not become a hit till it was reworked by the Isley Brothers in 1962! More on...
  5. 417. Top Tips Tuesday - I'm A Sucker and Andy Knows It

    Having earned a living in the marine trade since the early seventies (trainee sailmaker for Musto & Hyde was my first tentative step) then as sailmaker in partnership with Alan Bax; Storrar & Bax was our trading name and when that partnership split, as the owner of a chandlery with a sailoft upstairs, I liked to think, rightly or wrongly...

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