Look what we've just found!

Look what we've just found!

Downstairs at Arthur Beale we have been having a bit of a clear up. We are trying to make The Blobby Room more presentable to customers. The Blobby Room is self explanatory in that it is the room where blobby things live. In particular paint, mastics, adhesives, lamp oil, and that kind of blobby stuff. There is some product creep but generally if its blobby its in the blobby room. Who needs location barcodes when you have a system like that! Behind a board and some old shelves we...

Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club

Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club

Gerry came in with a copy of the 75th Anniversary Booklet published in 1996 of the Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club. It was given to him by a club member. I could be wrong but I think the club was the inspiration for the Art of Coarse Sailing one of the funniest books about sailing "A Coarse Sailor is someone who in a crisis forgets nautical language and shouts 'For God's sake,'turn left', while Coarse Sailing is not mucking around in boats but boating around in muck." I digress, on...

Royal Institute of Navigation at Arthur Beale

Royal Institute of Navigation at Arthur Beale

Arthur Beale recently had a visit from the Royal Institute of Navigation. They found their way to our shop which was a good start!

I didn't know much about their organisation until I met Roger McKinlay at an event at the Little Ship Club. We got chatting and he told me about the organisation. It is a learned society but is not just a group of boffins, their membership covers professional experts plus keen amateurs and people who are just plain interested in navigation. Not...

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