September 2014

  1. 31. Top Tips Tuesday - McLube - Lubricate and Condition Those Balls

    Hoisting the mainsail on our friends Ketch rigged Oyster is still a pleasure, even in my advanced years, as the fully battened main/mast has been fitted with Harken track and ball bearing cars. When we flew out two weeks ago I decided that in my luggage I would pack a tube of McLube One Drop ball bearing lubricant and conditioner as...
  2. 30. Top Tips Tuesday - Check Your Winter Marina Electricity Consumption With A Metermaid Portable Electricity Meter

    There are an awful lot of us out there who take it for granted that the amount we are being charged for electricity consumption in the winter months is correct. We go to a lot of trouble to ensure our boat stays free from damp with a dehumidifier and that the temperature remains just above freezing point with a tube heater, however, we...
  3. 29. Top Tips Tuesday - Boeshield T-9 - An Essential Addition To Your Tool-Kit

    Boeshield T-9 was developed by the Boeing Aviation Company as a superior rust and corrosion preventative and waterproof lubricant. Its unique combination of solvents and waxes was designed to penetrate metal pores, displace moisture, dissolve minor corrosion and leave a resilient waxy coating that lubricates and protects for many months. Boeshield T-9 was originally introduced to the tough saltwater marine...
  4. 28. Top Tips Tuesday - Ultrasonic Yacht Guard - Banish Those Pesky Seagulls And Starlings

    Yes it’s that time of the year again when the starlings gather in their hundreds on the rigging of our yachts and deposit their lovely purple poo on our pristine teak or fibre glass decks as well as splattering our spray hoods and canopies! As you are no doubt aware, bird droppings are corrosive (digestive acid rich) so  you need to be washing affected surfaces every...
  5. 27. Top Tips Tuesday - Cut Pollution and Embarrassment With Dieselwick

    When Melvyn Wallhead (regular customer and principal of our local RYA training establishment www.northumbriasailing.co.uk) asked us if we could get hold of some DIESELWICK to protect the rather nice teak decks of his Halberg Rassey sail training yacht whilst it was being refuelled I had to confess that even with 40 years or so in the marine trade under my belt I...

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