October 2013

  1. On A Day Like Today...

    On a day like today, there is only one thing to get you going and that is to  have a great British Breakfast, bacon and eggs, sausage, mushrooms, black pudding, tomatoes, baked beans, hash brown and of course fried bread all cooked in a 'Boaties' square frying pan! If you already have one for your boat, why not buy your...
  2. Laying Up - How NOT To Do It?

    There I was last week, on my summer holiday in Greece, allegedly sailing round the Greek Isles (I think the only reason I was invited out was to help with the winter layup of Peter and Anita's Oyster on the last two days).  Alongside us in the Cleopatra boatyard, Prevesa, was a very nice Dutch couple who were putting the final touch's to...
  3. Oops! Lucky for this customer...

    "Oops those ruddy rocks kept getting in the way, however now I have just purchased a Garmin combined plotter/fishfinder hopefully I can stay out of trouble,Thanks to guys at Marine Chandlery for getting the prop from my Mercury outboard repaired in double quick time, saved me almost 50% on the cost of a new spinner".
  4. Saved The Day... Sea Searcher Success

    Young Grace Metcalfe, skipper of the James Cook the Ocean Trust North East's 70ft ketch was in a pickle last Saturday. She rang us up to ask 'have we got one of those magnets that people use if their keys have gone overboard"? A very distraught Grace had managed to drop (slipped out of her hoodie pocket) her bunch of...
  5. And Speaking Of Epoxy...

    West System's G/flex 650-K epoxy repair kit is ideal for a repair such as this Hunter wooden rudder, perfect for creating structural repairs and will adhere to a wide range of substrates including alloy, plastics and of course wood. A unique feature of this epoxy (apart from its ability to structurally bond plastics) is its ability to adhere to damp...

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