October 2012

  1. True Story

    Back in our chandlery we do stock a wide variety of lifejackets & buoyancy aids, Crewsaver, Baltic, Spinlock,Typhoon, Secumar to name but a few makes! We also sell Puddle Jumpers which are a swimming aid for children up to and around five years old. Parents taking kids abroad for a holiday round the pool also swear by them including Storrar Marine director Andy Burgess...
  2. Fair is foul and foul is fair

    "Fair is foul and foul is fair, Hover through the fog and filthy air." Shakespeare wasn't a sailor, but a terrific wordsmith, even now these lines from Macbeth remind me of the time we set off through the sea-lock from Crinan Basin in 1968 heading north for Oban in the tidal swirl past Corryvrekan. Two hours after setting off the...
  3. Cold snap catches us out!

    Oops! Going into the end of October I thought we had sufficient Freezeban and tubular heaters in stock, maybe I shouldn't have written the first of my ‘Top tips and advice’ articles! The snow and ice came at the same time as it was emailed out to our database, by Saturday lunchtime we were sold out of Freezeban and most sizes of...
  4. Another Satisfied Customer...

    A couple of years ago, or maybe just a little longer we fitted out a Flying15 'bare' hull, bolted on all the Harken fittings, rigged the mast & made the sails/cover (all in house). However, pressure of work meant that I hardly ever sailed it so it had to go! To: 'robbie@storrarmarine.co.uk' Subject: Fifteen What a fantastic boat. Only our mistakes converted...
  5. Customer Service Above and Beyond...

    It helped make our day when we opened the post this morning and read this card. The lady who took the trouble to send it was in our chandlery last week, ordered a Gill jacket which I think she had seen on the website and then left. After realising her tyre was flat she was back in the shop only...

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