Friday, 3 March 2017

Marina walkway decking planks

We have supplied specially selected and treated pine walkway planks for marina use for a long time now.

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The treated pine lasts well in a marine enviroment, being a product of South Africa, it is highly cost effective. It also weighs less than hardwoods or plastics.

Our service includes pre selection of the wood, planing all round , adding top bevels to the two long edges and in the case of this marina there are also end rebates to allow fitment into the steel channel that the walkways are made from.

This end rebate allows the wood to be fitted up to 4mm thicker than would be the case if the wood was planed down to fit the steel channels only.

Our service includes delivery, we can ship World Wide.

Prices on application.


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Tent Camping in England, circa 1957

The date will be thereabouts, we were one of the new emerging families who started to camp under canvas back then.

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If you look closer you will see the reflected image of my father in the mirror hanging inside the tent!

That Ford was not our car, we had the use of my grandfathers 1954 Morris Oxford back then.

Was this camp site at Theobalds Park outside London?

This was right on the side of a cliff and near Talland Bay,Cornwall, England.

Pictures are by Robert Henry McBride.


A comment from Ken, an ex  CCY member in the UK..

that is another great image, you can just imagine sitting in the shade reading a book with a “nice” cup of tea! Ken

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Austin A40 Somerset original parts manual

We have a decent copy and for sale.

From Wikipedia

The Austin A40 Somerset is an automobile which was produced by the Austin Motor Company from 1952 until 1954. The Somerset replaced the Austin A40 Devon and, as a body-on-frame car, it was comparable in size to its predecessor. It shared a number of components with the Devon which included a similar 1.2 litre straight-4 pushrod engine. The Somerset's engine was updated to produce 42 hp (31 kW),[5] compared to the Devon's 40 hp (30 kW), giving the car a top speed of 70 mph (110 km/h).

The pages are in fine condition, just the cover page is marked but readable.

This is a genuine collectors item now.

Parts for a rebuild?

At fifty five years old this book is in remarkable condition.

Its all there, you just need the car to restore.

These cars were built by Austin in the UK, also exported as CKD parts to Japan and Australia, there licenced builders assembled them under the Austin name.

Please note, we have no parts available for this car,


B and G Auto Pilot and Network controls and repeaters

Many in stock and part of my own source of spares as collected over the time I owned my own yacht.

Please contact me for details and prices etc. shipping World wide is fine.

These are in the special housing I made and never used.

The compass has a loose side pin and needs fixing.

Now on Gumtree so there is lots of interest.

ACP1 pilot, there is an ACP2 circuit board also.

The Hornet 4 and Hecta depth are the Rolls Royce of such systems.

Two Network pilot controls.

Other repeaters are also in stock.

The original Network pilot with a booster circuit box and control.

ACP1, still one of the best pilots made.

Contact me for info.

Please note I do not have spare MHU ( mast head units) they can be bought from the agents.
All of the systems shown can be serviced when required by the B&G service agents.