Honda Honwave Air-Floor

Honda Honwave Air V- Floor inflatable boats.Honda Honwave

“Unbelievable performance with revolutionary flooring”

Sizes Available

Model Number

2.4 Meter Tender

T24-IE2

2.7 Meter Tender

T27-IE2

3.2 Meter Tender

T32-IE2

3.8 Meter Tender

T38-IE2

 

The Honda Honwave Air V-Shaped floor inflatable boat is designed to be light and fast. Integrated comfort and performance features such as vibration dampening floors, this helps smooth out rough ride’s that may reduce the speed of the tender. The V shaped floor also increases keel performance and maximises the stability output of this inflatable boat at any speed. Optimised balance and responsiveness thanks to the newly designed extended rear inflated floor trim pads. Suited for the use with 4 stroke engines.

 

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Honda Honwave

Honda Honwave Aluminium Deck inflatable boats.

 

Honda Honwave Aluminium Floor

Honda Honwave -Aluminium

 

“Geared up ready and for a challenge”

Sizes Available

Model Number

2.5 Meter Tender

T25-AE2

3 Meter Tender

T30-AE2

3.5 Meter Tender

T35-AE2

4 Meter Tender

T40-AE2

 

The Honda Honwave Aluminium Deck inflatable is ideal for pretty much any nautical activity. Constructed with the large inflatable tubing for increased buoyancy, gives an extra smooth ride, increasing both comfort and safety on board. The Aluminium slats accommodate for any occasion such as fishing and cruising, the rugged design allows the user to feel more confident in not damaging/puncturing/ripping the floor of the inflatable boat. Ideal for placing fishing equipment or any goods that need transporting. The aluminium floor slats are number coded which creates a hassle free installation. Smaller models can be stored in a single bag (with the aluminium slats), allowing you to take them anywhere.

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Honda Tenders

Honda Honwave Slatted Deck inflatable boats.

Honda Honwave Slatted Floor

Honda Honwave – Slatted Deck

 

“A very easy to use and safe inflatable boat”

Sizes Available

Model Number

2 meter Tender

T20-SE2

2.5 Meter Tender

T25-SE2

The Slatted floor variation of the Honda Honwave inflatable boat range are both light and compact. The Slatted floor inflatable boat is great for tendering, cruising and even fishing. Currently has the largest tube diameter in the inflatable boat market (same for Aluminium and inflatable floor versions), this increases buoyancy and ensures that the best floatation and stability is given. This model is designed specifically for ease of use, both the T20-SE2 and T25-SE2 can be deflated, folded up and placed in the carry bag buy a single person.

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Honwave Inflatable Bloats

Honda BlogHonda Inflatable Boat

Yacht Chandlers have seen an increase in sales of Honda Engines and Inflatable boats so far this season. After receiving numerous of awards for their design and performance, it seems that the Honda range’ reputation is forever increasing, which we have seen the results!. Because of this, Yacht Chandlers have created this blog to help show the design details and performance features if you are not yet familiar with this range.

Honwave inflatable boats

In tune with Nature’, The Honwave range has been designed to that it can withstand marine environments in different temperatures. Whatever your requirements or desires, the solution is that this dinghy range can be used anywhere, easy to use and simple transport around when deflated.

Features

The Honda Honwave inflatable range is European manufactured using a durable PVC fabric. Honda ensures that their manufacturing processes will ensure:

-          A high grade and quality material

-          Very Lightweight for easier transport

-          A durable construction design making this range increasingly reliable

-          Unbeatable UV and weather resistance.

-          Increased sea water resistance.

 

  1. Added comfort when handling thanks to the ergonomic cleat style lifting handles that are constructed into the inflatable design.
  2. Additional fabric lifting handles incorporated into the design. This ensures that transporting the larger style tenders is made a lot easier for the user. Located at the stern. Available for the following: T30AE-2, T35AE-2, T40AE-2, T32IE-2 and T38IE-2.
  3. All Honwave tenders have stern tube pads reinforced with a tough polymer giving better rear protection
  4. High defence against UV rays and adverse weather due to fibreglass transom and seats.
  5. Pre-fabricated, factory fitted seat holders that allow the user to fit the seats easily. There are alternate seat positions on larger sized tenders (T30AE, T35AE, T40AE, T32IE and the T38IE). This feature also allows additional seating to be fitted.
  6. All inflatable’s are available with a high capacity pump, with a deflation mode, making the task of pumping up your inflatable boat less of a chore and with minimal effort.

 

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4-race Regatta 07/07/14

A fantastic 4 race weekend concludes at the Menai Straits this week with Network Yacht Brokers sponsoring Royal Anglesey Yacht Club. Winner of the race receives the glory and Network Yacht Brokers first place £50 prize money.

The Sunday races were held in a light F2 wind from the North Easy with plenty of sun making for a

Regatta

NYB Regatta Race

beautiful regatta. In the first short race Enigma, steered by Stuart MacKenzie, got the best start followed by Elin and Ceridwen, but disaster struck after Enigma managed to hit the bottom inside the baths. After a brief dip Stuart clambered back aboard but was unable to prevent Muscadet sailing through. A trying beat followed under Mountfield before the fleet rounded B8 in a strong tide, heading for B12. Ceridwen was the easy winner followed by Elin.

Race 2 was course 16 using Friars as a windward mark, a race so elaborate we might need an onboard computer! Ceridwen again got away well with Eryl, having started somewhat in the tide, nevertheless in contention. Following Ceridwen around the buoy was Elin, Eryl, Muscadet and Cariad (sailed by Gavin). Out at Castle the fleet crossed for the limits; Eryl, Muscadet, Fiona and Enigma opted to stay on the banks while Elin, Cariad and Peggy went straight in behind the perch. This turned out to be a wise move as they found less tide and some lifts. Gavin moved quickly through the midfleet and claimed second behind Ceridwen. Overall result for the weekend was 34, 37, 36.

Fantastic series of four races with some nail biting moments, we should do this more often! With sponsorship provided by Network Yacht Chandlers of Conwy

(http://www.yachtchandlers.co.uk/) and Starida Sea Services (http://www.starida.co.uk/) the winners went away with a small profit. Thanks to all.

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All Wales Boat Show 2014

All Wales Boat Show.All Wales Boat Show

For the second time the ‘All Wales Boat Show’ is returning to Conwy, N Wales in 2014. Following the success of the boat show in 2013, this year is sure to be even more jam packed than last year with more stands, events and races!

Coming from May 30th to June 1st visitors will be able to experience the new Hollywood sport of Flyboarding, which consists of using a powerful jet ski to blast jets of pressurised water through lines attached to the rider to ‘fly like a bird and swim like a dolphin’. Maybe only for the adrenaline seekers among us, there’s plenty more for the rest of us to enjoy.

World championships of Bath tub rowing was received very well last year and will be making another appearance, along with the usual variety of exotic meats that can be tasted. Sample and experience something new such as tender Crocodile, or juicy Kangaroo and many more strange and wonderful flavours you may never get the chance to taste again!

New and more ranges of boats including super-yacht manufacturer Sun Seeker making an appearance. Boat racing up and down the Conwy River is sure to entertain all day long and not to be missed; sailors seem to have a deep competitive streak when it comes to the show giving for some outstanding races.

The RYA will be returning following the massive success of their free instructional exhibitions and workshops. With limited places the RYA workshops proved to be immensely popular last year and even though it was the first show, booked up quickly. Gain new skills, or improve your boating technique with this rare opportunity.

With much more exciting view to behold here this summer at the All Wales Boat Show, missing this opportunity would be.

All Wales Boat Show

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Conwy Marina Berth Holders Association Annual Dinner & Dance

On the evening of October 20th, Conwy Golf Club was the venue of the annual dinner and dance of the Conwy Marina Berth Holders Association. Lots of money was raised for good causes and plenty of alcohol and food was consumed. All in all it was lots of fun and spirits were high.

Traditionally the CMBHA dinner is a black tie event, and our compere and chairman, Mr Eric Crowther, entertained us admirably with his light-hearted approach to the Raffle and Auction. At the end of the night over £1,000.00 was raised for local charities including the RLNI. Well done to all those involved and for the exceptional generosity of contributors and guests.

The morning after the night before has no doubt left a few with sore heads, perhaps with thoughts of closing their boats down for the winter. It’s difficult to understand the logic of this as the sun blazes down on this autumn Sunday morning. Thoughts of an Indian summer are foremost in the minds of many mariners and Boat owners. After such a poor summer, surely Mother Nature can offer us a consolation prize of some fair weather and tides to make up for the poor showing so far?

Regardless of the weather, some brave souls will be at the marina all year round, taking advantage of the exceptionally warm winters that have been promised. While we’re all fair weather boaters at heart, there is something strangely satisfying when using your boat in the later months, and with proper protection (for boat and body!) there is great opportunity to enjoy our local waters and warm our toes in front of the fire later with a hot toddy.

 

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Sebago Deck Shoes Competition

Win Free Sebago Deck Shoes

Yacht Chandlers Conwy is giving you an opportunity to win a pair of Sebago Deck Shoes worth up to £120 every month in our draw, terms and conditions apply.

Sebago competition exampleWhat you need to do to enter our draw for a chance to win…

1)    Click on our Facebook link http://www.facebook.com/NetworkYachtChandlers
2)   Like the competition and  Share it with a friend

Every new friend that is recorded on the Yacht Chandlers face book page will be entered into our monthly draw for a chance to win a pair of Sebago Deck Shoes. (T&C Apply)
It is not necessary to send a photo to enter the draw however please send us your shoe photos. Upload your shoe Photo, with a short caption and share it with Yacht Chandlers.
The most amusing or interesting photo and caption line will be used in our next add campaign.

Why have a Shoe competition?

It’s that time of year again when the chandlery hot line starts to cool down. We were looking through the sales of Sebago Deck Shoes and have noticed a large number of repeat customers. Actually that’s no surprise as they are shoes that once worn, rarely get a rest in the shoe cupboard. I am on my 10th pair of Deck Shoes, which for someone who isn’t a great shoe fan is quite incredible! We have in our company two individuals who have what can only be described as a Deck Shoe fetish, one male and one female. I have no desire to name the individuals as they have done nothing wrong. Perhaps they are justified in their pleasure?

Sebago Deck Shoe Competition Terms and Conditions.

Network North Wales (Conwy) Ltd will send to one new facebook friend a pair of Sebago Deck Shoes of there choice from our stock at the time of the competition. Delivery anywhere in the world will be free of charge. The Sebago Deck Shoes that are sent out to the winner of the monthly prize draw will be none returnable for exchange. The Prize Draw will take place on the 10th Day of each month provided 100 new individuals have entered during the month for which the draw represents. If less than one hundred individuals enter the draw then the individuals already entered will be rolled over into the next month and the draw will take place.

The competition will end when Network North Wales Conwy Ltd decide to terminate it. No notice will be given although enquiry as to the duration of the competition will be posted on the Yacht Chandlers Website. Only one entry per individual is allowed. The winning name is drawn from the hat by the Director of the company. Contact will be made through face book by Network North Wales Conwy Ltd to find the winner, who will provide by email the size and model of Sebago Deck Shoes they require. The delivery address must be a private  household or business that is reachable via the normal world wide postal system..( sorry mud huts or tents that don’t have an address cannot be considered) Although we will endeavor to make the delivery where ever it is.

The spirit of the competition is intended to spread the word about Network Yacht chandlers. We reserve the right to use to our sole benefit any promotional advantage we deem fit as a result of the competition.

 

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It’s all Phil’s fault!!! (Our Race In the River festival)

First of all I want to point out that I am a complete novice at sailing. My experience is based upon about two years of sailing topper boats between the ages of 8 and 9. So being put in a race alongside the knowledgeable members of the Conwy Yacht Club applied a little pressure. The Athenians and Spartans races were a series of handicap races part of the Conwy river festival. It is a race that embraces local heritage within the boating community as most of the boats listed in this race are around 75 years old they are C.O.D’s (Conwy One Designs  ).

Rob, David and Craig practicing sailing techniques on the Conwy River.

 My colleague David and I have both been given tuition by our Director Rob, who to be fair has given up a lot of his time to teach us the basics of sailing. We have all put a lot of work into our C.O.D Margaret 2 from painting her, rigging her up and now sailing her. So making Margaret’s stamp within the local sailing community means a lot more to us than some people may think.  David and I had to take racing in turns as it is only the two of us in the Chandlers, so whilst one is sailing the other is holding the fort for network yacht chandlers.

 Tuesday 21st of August, my turn to race. Director Rob Woodward, Yacht Broker Phil Jones and I hopped on to the river taxi and headed towards Margaret. We went through who will do what job and looked over the course. It was decided that Rob would take the helm, directing us where to go and give us constant advice on how we should approach certain checkpoints. Phil worked the Jib and I was to work the main sail! Saying that, to be fair both Rob and Phil guided me and even sometimes took the main sail as I wasn’t 100% competent at my roll, but what the hell, you don’t learn unless you try it. As normal work banter kicks in between colleagues and even though we were fully concentrating on the race, there was a constant teasing on the boat. Which to be fair put me at ease. Whilst we were setting up and approaching the starting line we could see boats such as Gwalch, Seriol, Swyn-y-don, Musetta, and the two Squib’s aligning themselves up listening out for the marker horns. We were approaching the club marker trying to time it right so when we were approaching the start line, the horn will go. Unfortunately this particular part of the race started a series of jokes lead by Rob and directed towards Phil. The jokes always started off with “it’s all Phil’s fault”. Unfortunately a mistake was made with the sirens given to start the race. The 5 minute warning was mistranslated so we had the timing all wrong. We started the race in last position.

 We had to suddenly tack and swing the boat round so we didn’t have a foul start.

 With the wind building up in our sails we gained speed and to my surprise the boat was well healed and the gunnels were under the water. I heard a lot about the C.O.D’s and that they are pretty much impossible to topple over as they have a lead weighted keel. Even so the look on my face was priceless. Both Phil and Rob were cool, collective, thinking ahead on what moves they were going to make. Me, I was just in such surprise and amazement on both the speed and manoeuvrability these C.O.D’s have. You wouldn’t think that Margaret was around 75 years old. I was gripped and now definitely have the sailing bug.

 We approached North Deep, one of the first markers of the race. I had practiced tacking before but in the heat of a race it is all completely different. Speed and accuracy is crucial. We tacked and headed towards Penmaenmawr. You could see everyone’s tactics and knowledge come into play. Some tacked early and some tacked late to catch the next marker. We decided to wait a bit and line ourselves up better. We approached the marker and went to tack but disaster struck, either the wind caught us wrong or we tacked at the wrong time, we hadn’t made a successful turn. So we had to re-align and tack again. We managed the mark but unfortunately it cost us a lot of time which pushed us away from the rest of the fleet. All I could hear from behind was “Bloody hell Phil, that was your fault that!” followed by a laugh. As I said, it was a recurring joke throughout the race. Even though we were quite far back not long into the race, we still had time for a crack and a joke, which again released a lot of pressure and not once did I feel that my greenhorn experience was letting the Network Yacht Brokers/Chandlery team down.

 It was time to raise the spinnaker, which to be fair Phil put it up all on his own with me in a clumsy fashion trying to help him. From there we gained a position from last to 5th. It stayed like this pretty much throughout the whole of the race. But right up until the 2nd to last marker (The club checkpoint) we misjudged the marker. Like at the start we had to tack round and turn past the marker correctly (definitely Phil’s fault). With the hustle amending our mistake, Phil let go of the Jib sheets and totally lost control of the jib, he rapidly got hold of the sheets and corrected our course. Unfortunately due to our mistakes we lost our 5th place position and were now last. You can imagine the field day Rob had on Phil with that one! Still smiles on our face, we accepted the challenge of getting our 5th place position back from Mr. Stagg. We corrected our sales and headed to the final marker. Gaining on Mr. Stagg bit by bit we could make out the finish line. Almost parallel we were constantly checking under the sail where his position was and evaluating how we could optimise our sail position to catch more wind. At one point I’m pretty sure I saw Phil hanging off the forestay with his hand right out giving that extra 2 foot of victory. We passed the line sure we had won that 5th place position. Unfortunately the finish line does not move directly away from the club marker, it moves at a 45 degree angle away from the club marker. As Mr. Stagg was hugging the shore, when reached the finish line he finished before us.

 We headed back to our mooring discussing what we could have done better with both our techniques and with our setup. I suggested possibly timing was a pointer, Phil suggested that our forestay could have been tighter and Robs reply was . . . . “Phil could have done better”. Which to Phil’s sense of humour he laughed it off and took it on the chin as he fully well knew that his hard work and decisions allowed us to catch up to Mr. Stagg in the end.

 As we finished organising Margaret from the days sailing we picked up all of the other racers on our Network Yacht Brokers River taxi to drop them off at Deganwy. All of the C.Y.C members talked about their own mistakes and were good enough to give us tips and hints. The main one was that we were carrying too much weight. On board we had an engine, an anchor which we didn’t really use and one extra person. Lesson to be learned for next time . . . . . carry less weight. The helpful community of local sailors really helped me feel welcome. Other C.O.D owners come into the chandlers all the time helping both David and I with information and tactics of sailing the local waters. First place is certainly not the aim of the game with these local sailors; it seems to be that the growing number within the community is more important and with that knowledge is passed over. Still We at Network Yacht Brokers and Chandlers are driven to do better and achieve our goals, and can’t wait to get back out on the river and race.

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Tutorial – Make a Simple Trip Line

A Simple Trip Line.

It’s never nice to have to make the decision to cut your chain because of your anchor getting lodged on the sea bed. This doesn’t just mean you lose an anchor, YOU LOSE A LOT OF CHAIN TO! As nice as it is to give the fish a new bit of scenery, we want to help prevent the increasing population of lost anchors.

The trip line allows one to dislodge an anchor from the sea bed. Sometimes pulling on the chain doesn’t work so you need something attached to the lodged end to pull it out. The line is normally attached to a pickup buoy to allow you see the end of the trip line. Here is a simple diagram of a standard trip line.

The set up was made for a 20ft Regal Power Boat that normally spends its time cruising up Conwy River or the straights. What we used:

(8 Plait) Warp, (We used 20 Meters of 5mm Diameter) we choose thicker rope as it is easier on your hands when pulling on the anchor.

Anchor (We used a 10kg Brittany anchor) Size Judged by the size of your boat

Galvanised ‘D’ Shackle Size (We used an 8mm Shackle) Judged By the size of anchor

Pickup Buoy

Creating the Trip Line

To create the Trip line you will need to attach the warp to both the pickup buoy and to the anchor. To securely attach the warp to the anchor you will need to tie the rope to a shackle, and then attach the shackle to the anchor. We used a Bowline knot to tie the warp to the shackle. It looked a bit like this.

  1. Thread the warp through the shackle, then lower down the rope make a loop.
  2. From being thread through the shackle, feed the warp through the loop. It is important that you thread under the first bit of loop and over when leaving the loop.
  3. Then feed the warp under the segment of warp thread is approaching the shackle. Coming back on yourself feed the warp over the segment of rope you have just passed under.
  4. Finally pass the warp back through the loop. This time feed over then under. Pull tight and you will have secured the shackleusing a bowline knot.

Repeat the same process but onto the pickup buoy. Both parts should look like

Then attach the shackle to the bottom end of the anchor. There should be a hole or clasp attached to your anchor specifically for a trip line.

Once connected you should then be left with the final product. The anchor should now be securely fastened to warp and the pickup buoy. Just ensure that you attach your chain to the other end of the anchor.

Please note that the length of the warp in this diagram very short, this is only for demonstration purposes

 

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