December 2020

  1. 335. Top Tips Tuesday - Ant, Our 'Wee" Saturday Boy

    Anthony, his dad used to call him Ant, I assume as a reference to his stature all those years ago, when he first came knocking on the Storrar Marine Store door (parent company of www.marinechandlery.com) on a verbal CV submitted by his father told us that he couldn't blow the skin of a rice pudding but was a very very determined...
  2. What! No Top Tips?

    Well I regret there will be, for once, no 'pearls of wisdom' from your blogger but just a short message from boss man Andy and all the guys at www.marinechandlery.com and the staff at his Newcastle based bricks and mortar store www.storrarmarine.co.uk to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and let's all hope that the vaccines do their trick...
  3. 334. Top Tips Tuesday - Little And Large

    When I decided to seek fame and fortune in the marine trade, I went 'South' to work for a sailmaker. After living in a bed sit for a couple of months, I upped sticks and ended up sharing a house in Benfleet, Essex with a couple of fellow employees of the company. At the time I was the proud owner...
  4. Looking For A Unique Gift?

    If you're like me and are a nightmare to buy a present for, there is 'nothing I want' or you are incapable of suggestions, (like me!) and your wife, partner, girl friend, mistress, first mate or the flown the nest offspring have almost given up, why not think out of the box and suggest to them a Chart Art? My unexpected Christmas...
  5. 333. Top Tips Tuesday - What's The Point?

    What's the point of removing your sails and canvas work during the winter when they have to go back on again in a few months time? Well don't remove them and you run the risk of ending up with a green leech to your furled headsail,  possibly not as bad as the one on the image above. Likewise your canvas...

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