Our New Painting and Varnishing Catalogue has arrived!

.. and it looks lovely! It is packed with useful information so you can make the best decisions on your maintenance or new build projects. The prices are pretty keen too. So if you are looking for Varnish, Antifouling, Coelan, Paint or Mastics then look no further. You can download a "Clickable PDF" here http://arthurbeale.co.uk/pdf/Varnishing_and_Painting_Catalogue.pdf You can pick up a printed copy from our shop...
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Starting to think about painting and varnishing?

Any minute now the sun will come out and you will feel racked with guilt that the tiller is still on the bench in the garage, you haven't planned a weekend to antifoul and you promised that this year you would give those bilges a good going over. Don't worry you're not alone! You might not think of Arthur Beale as a place to buy your paint and varnish but you could be pleasantly surprised! We have just produced a new Paints and Varnish Catalogue that we hope to release on 23rd February. We have...
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History of Arthur Beale - A talk by Alasdair Flint

I've been busy trying to prepare for a talk that I promised that I would give to the Ashridge Circle. Typically I've left everything a bit late so mild panic is setting in. However it has been a fascinating journey and hopefully something worthwhile will gel together over the next few days. Non-members can attend but you must contact them first. All the details are below. LONDON ASHRIDGE CIRCLE 2016-2017 TALKS PROGRAMME Wednesday 15 February at 19:00 (light refreshments served from 18:30) ARTHUR BEALE, THE STORY OF A 400 YEAR OLD LONDON YACHT CHANDLER Speaker: Alasdair Flint, Managing...
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Emergency Navigation Lights

In the past we have supplied some pretty appalling dross which describes itself as "Emergency Navigation Lights". They remind me of CATNAPs which in certain engineering worlds apparently stands for " C heapest A vailable T echnology to N arrowly A void P rosecution". Pretty much useless items. So when a friend asked me if we could supply some for her yacht I was a bit concerned. She needed to make a daytime passage but if the wind wasn't favourable and she lost the flood then it could end up...

Arthur Beale Clearance Sale has Started!

6th to 15th January 2017 To coincide with the London Boat Show we are holding a genuine Clearance Sale! We desperately need more space to stock new ranges so the old stock simply must go! Many items will be half price! The sale will include a selection of Devold Merino Thermals and Gill Sailing Gear. Some of the items need clearing just because the manufacturer has changed a friggin colour! ...and who cares what colour your Long Johns are? Some items will have been bought in especially for a client who hasn't come to collect them - we have a name for them! Sometimes we have messed up and...
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Vendee Globe – Rounding the Horn

I found this wonderful picture on Google Images - it is credited to Cleo Barnham I do hope she doesn't mind. It was very embarrassing the other day when a French Journalist asked to interview me about the Vendee Globe. I knew the race had started but I had completely forgotten about it so I declined to be interviewed. It is a shame that the UK newspapers give no coverage to this challenging event especially as Alex Thomson is doing so well. I'm gripped by it now! The lead boat Banque Populaire...
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