March 13, 2010

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Has Spring arrived?

Phew the heat wave has finally arrived and everyone has remembered that they have a boat and that they have about a month to get it ready for launching, including me!. All the boatyards are full of people rubbing down, varnishing, painting, polishing, repairing and antifouling. Now that we seem to be safely, and hopefully consistantly, over 5 degrees, various chemical concoctions are working. We live in hope of a good summer, the good thing is that the Met Office haven`t predicted a good one so at least we have a chance.
Once you have done the basics don`t forget to check seacocks, rigging and all of the running rigging, pumps plus any hoses that may have split over winter.
When you`ve done that lot you can start to worry about the jobs you forgot!!!.

February 15, 2010

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15 February 2010

Good morning, we are the start of another HOT week, its nearly 6 degrees….. I have just been warned that Zinc prices have gone up by about 20% in the last few weeks, therefore I suggest that you buy your anodes soon as they are starting to sell quick.
Looking forward to a heat wave.
Pete.

February 8, 2010

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8 February 2010

After a brief boat refurb flurry over the weekend, it looks like we are set for another cold spell which should put all works on hold – apart from rubbing down. One of the best items for this is Wire Mesh wet and dry sanding mesh. This can be unclogged and reused, unlike standard wet and dry. We have this at £12 for a 5 metre roll of 120 grade.
I hope you have a nice time!
Pete

January 25, 2010

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hello

Hi everyone, I intend to use this blog to tell you all about the latest in the chandlery world. I may even share some of my bad jokes, or let you see pictures of the wonderful lane that leads to the shop.. Check regularly for the finest in wit and wisdom!