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William Fife Six Meter Yacht Restored

William Fife Six Meter Yacht Restored

JUDITH PIHL is one of six identical William Fife Six Metre racing yachts designed and built in Australia from Huon Pine in the 1930's by Charlie Peel in Melbourne. Her original owner Alf Watts named her in honour of his grand daughter Judith Pihl. This yacht raced with distinction for 4 decades before being converted into a cruising yacht with cabin. By 2010 she was left high and dry in a paddock in Yass where she sat waiting for a complete resurrection and has now re-emerged as one of the most...

WeatherMAX 80 Pop-Up Top

WeatherMAX 80 Pop-Up Top

WeatherMAX80 Car Pop-up Top One of our caravan clients, ADP Caravan Services in Victoria, came up with a great use for WeatherMAX 80. Recently, a couple brought an ex-rental motorhome to ADP for a revamp on an upcoming Australiasian to Europe tour. Part of the job spec was to raise the roof for maximum living space. The new poptop skirt has been constructed using WeatherMax 80 Captain Navy. As Fergus of ADP states: “We chose Weathermax because of a number of design criteria. The fit of the roof is quite tight when it...

Weathermax Success Story

Weathermax Success Story

Bob Johnson is a young at heart 79 year old successful businessman and well known active Pittwater Yachtsman. He is a regular crewman on Wild Oats 10 Mini Maxi amongst other yachts on the bay. Off the jetty at his Bayview waterfront property, a very nice Palm Beach 32 sports Weathermax 80 awnings and window covers. Bob informed us that he “love[s] the Weathermax, it does not sag like Acrylic and it saves so much space when I put away the [boat] covers.” He is also impressed how much lighter Weathermax...

Selden: Another Leap Ahead

Selden: Another Leap Ahead

Another leap ahead The Seldén winches are manually operated and of self-tailing type with two gears forward. So far, exactly as we are all used to and that’s where the similarity to other winches ends. We have developed a unique design of the drum which consists of concave surfaces that provide an extraordinary grip. You can have fewer turns on the drum thus reducing the risk of an override, which in turn allows the line to be released quickly in light or heavy air. A large step towards more efficient and...

2017 New Rutgerson Batten Rec 1597

2017 New Rutgerson Batten Rec 1597

February 2017 Batten Receptacle 1597 The Batten receptacle 1597 is the latest addition to Rutgerson’s batten receptacle range, which completes the range from 20 to 70ft. The 1597 has the same user-friendly design as the Limousine and Bantam batten receptacles with the push-button function to open the lid. This means that no tools are needed to open the lid. The 1597 is made of a glass fibre reinforced composite and is suitable for boats from 42 to 52ft monohull. It is available with battcar connection M10. Our products are made in our factory...

Selden Dinghy Jib Furlex 20S 30S 40S

Selden Dinghy Jib Furlex 20S 30S 40S

SELDEN Dinghy Jib Furlex 20S 30S 40S Range Released Seldén has recently launched a dinghy-sized jib furler for its Furlex range of headsail reefing systems. The new top swivel and bottom furler feature the same quality, innovation and performance that has made Furlex the world’s best-selling range of furling systems. The unit is manufactured from glass-filled composite with moulded-in stainless steel reinforcement. This includes the attachment toggle that will fit most dinghy bow fittings. Once in place, the drum cover can be easily adjusted to achieve the correct exit angle for...

2017 Australian 16ft Skiff Championship

2017 Australian 16ft Skiff Championship

Contender Products at Work Photos by Michael Chittendon. Boats Fire stopping and overall winner 2017 Nationals TJS using Contender Dynakote 75 spinnaker cloth and AX40 skiff cloth for Jibs (TJS only). Two 16 foot Skiffs sporting main sail and jib from AX40, Dynakote 75 spinnaker and Rutgerson 1194-014B adjustable clewboards.

2017 Australian 16ft Champ - Sarah Lee

2017 Australian 16ft Champ - Sarah Lee

Photo by Michael Chittendon. At the Australia’s 16ft Championships January 2017, Sarah Lee is the first female skipper to win a heat in the 98 years of championship racing. She won race 5 on the boat Lee Sails representing Manly Skiff Club. Lee and her crew won eighth spot overall in the Regatta, which is the highest score for a female skipper ever at the Regatta. Lee skippered her boat and crew to earn four top-10 finishes throughout seven heats. All sails, spinnaker and jib on Lee Sails were made using Contender...

2017 Southport Race Contender Products In Action

2017 Southport Race Contender Products In Action

Contender Goods in Action The inaugural Club Marine Pittwater to Southport Race held January 2017 was a fantastic event. The course covered 370 miles and all 18 starters reached the finish line in Southport in good time. Most photos were taken by photographer Stephen Collopy and use of photos kindly donated by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Jan Scholten skippered the boat Panchax, a Stuart34 in the PHS division representing Avalon Sailing Club, which did very well. Panchax was the 12th boat to cross the finish line, finishing the race in 2...

2017 New Rutgerson ABC Clewboards

2017 New Rutgerson ABC Clewboards

January 2017 ABC Clewboards The latest addition to the Rutgerson clewboard range is three sizes of clewboard for webbing fastening. These clewboards are called A, B or C and correspond to the equivalent headboard webbing range. The A clewboard is suitable for boats up to 40ft (monohull), the B clewboard is suitable for boats up to 48ft (monohull) and the largest clewboard C is suitable for boats up to 65ft (monohull). The ABC clewboards are made of black or silver anodized aluminium plates. The webbing slots are smoothly rounded in order to...

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