Kit News

BAGS OF FUN

Lauren and Karen Mead, known in Cowes for her exhibitions and print classes held at Quay Arts, run a handbag and accessories business called Louella Odié. Keen sailors, there is a nautical theme present in many of their prints. Here are a couple of their latest bags that we have spotted: Regatta Leather Clutch Bag – hand printed in their Cowes studio, ...

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PERFECTLY CLEAR BOAT CARE

Some boat cleaners can damage flexible and rigid plastic surfaces due to alcohols or ammonias causing plastics to dry out and scratch, blush and yellow. However VuPlex is non-toxic with no solvents that harm plastics; simply spray on and wipe off with a soft cloth to completely clean, polish and protect the plastic. Surfaces are left clear and polished, static ...

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Flover 55TGS electric outboard

The Flover 55TGS electric outboard has been designed for harsh saltwater environments. Its shaft is ceramic-coated aluminum. The motor’s metal parts are either stainless steel or have a corrosion-resistant finish. The 28cm propeller has a sacrificial zinc anode. Its low weight and powerful 25kg of thrust make the Flover 55TGS ideal for use on a dinghy or tender, or as ...

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Suzuki’s outboard deal

What’s better than one outboard? Two. That’s why Suzuki GB are offering customers a free portable outboard motor (DF2.5 – DF6) when they purchase one of Suzuki’s large horsepower models (DF40A – DF300AP) before 31 August this year. The offer is flexible, so customers are encouraged to speak with their nearest Suzuki dealer or boat builder now about tailoring a ...

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Kitted out for Cowes Week

To celebrate their partnership with this iconic event the official Gill clothing range is now available to buy online at gillmarine.com. It will also be available to buy during the event from the Gill store in Cowes Yacht Haven. The merchandise includes a selection of pieces from the Gill collection including men’s and women’s polo shirts and a cap.

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SERVICE REMINDER TIP

Generally most sports participants will have packed away their drysuits until the winter. It is at this point, when they need them, they find the seals have failed or that snag in the suit was not repaired. Drop in or send your drysuit to the service team at Hammond Drysuits and the material, seals and seams can be tested and ...

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Rohan’s Women’s Tunis Dress

Rohan’s Women’s Tunis Dress is a cool and comfortable everyday dress perfect for al fresco dining this summer. This classically styled dress features two hand pockets and set-in sleeves, while the Linen Plus technology in the fabric means it will not show unsightly creases. Great for going out and about, it will also hold its shape and never stretch fade ...

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Helinox Ground Chair

Ideal for when you are out and about this summer, the Helinox Ground Chair weighs less than a standard bag of sugar, yet offers ‘back-resting’ relaxation. At only 520g, there really is no reason to leave comfort at home. Web: www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/camping Price: £90

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Extinguish your thirst

Quench your thirst with this fun Glugg water bottle by Wild & Wolf. The fire extinguisher design makes it stand out, and it has a flip out plastic straw while the lid acts as a useful handle. The bottle holds 600ml and 50p from each sale will go to Water Aid helping to supply the world with safe, clean drinking ...

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LIFESAVER AT SEA

At sea access to emergency services can be hours away. This means that in the event of sudden cardiac arrest, your crew must be prepared to act within the critical ten-minute slot. Sudden cardiac arrest strikes without warning, regardless of age, killing 100,000 people in the UK every year. While CPR is an important life-saving step, this lifesaving technology can considerably ...

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