November 2012

  1. Important Recall Information! - Crewsaver 290N Advanced Lifejackets - Manufactured from 1 June 2011- 31 October 2012

                            LIFEJACKET RECALL: Survitec has issued a recall for its Crewsaver Crewfit 290N Advanced Lifejackets manufactured from 1 June 2011 to 31 October 2012. The company says these lifejackets may be subject to loosening of the bladder webbing straps, which may result in the stability of the jacket being...
  2. Galling Thought!

    Stainless on Stainless, no problem you may think however when it comes to a turnbuckle, ie stainless barrel and stainless threaded stud or threaded fork it can be an issue. The rig load can ‘weld’ the stud into the body of the turnbuckle so that it never turns again! The best turnbuckles in my opinion are bronze body/chrome plated or...
  3. Man Enough?...

    Barton make a great range of cost effective blocks, traveller systems and a variety of other bits of excellent kit such as the award winning Clam Seal (repairs inflatable's even when wet). However there is a limit to what you can ask a small Barton, Spinlock or Harken stanchion block do without it failing! Take for instance this poor Barton stanchion lead block, great...
  4. Angel(s) Of The North...

                    The other week our local Uni sailing team (Newcastle), whom we sponsor, teamed up with their ‘Southern’ cousins, Durham University, to host a team racing event at Derwent reservoir called the ‘Angel of the North’. This national event attracted ten teams who battled it out both on the water and in the...
  5. A Typical Movember Day...

    My partner in  crime Andy MOburgess disappeared of yesterday to spend  a few days of quality time with his family (catching up on some of his summer holiday entitlement) methinks that’s the reason the weather has turned nasty. They say lightning never strikes twice however back end of last month when he went ‘seeking the sun’ in Lanzarote that was  the week...

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