Saturday, 2 January 2010

Buying your next dinghy.

Now is the ideal time to buy your next dinghy. January is usually the time of year when people not only take stock of their life but also look for what they can sell to pay for Christmas. If you consider that most people still overspend at Christmas, then you will realise that these same people look around their house and garden for something they can sell easily to pay their credit cards in January.

If the family dinghy was rarely used last season then they might consider selling it to raise much needed money. Afterall the thinking behind this approach is that they can always buy another dinghy in May or June! So the tender is put up for sale and because it is January there will be few buyers. One of these buyers could be you. The good news is that you will have little in the way of competition when offering to buy the dinghy. The seller needs to money, remember, otherwise why sell it in January? So you should be able to pick up a bargain!

If you are interested in buying a dinghy right now, for a bargain price, why not visit our site at to see all the various dinghies listed.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

A dinghy for Christmas!

Why not put a dinghy on your Christmas list? If you have been thinking of getting another dinghy for the coming season why not buy it for Christmas. Either treat yourself to your new tender or get the family to chip in some money each to buy the dinghy for you? Waking up on Christmas day to find a dinghy in the garden or if its an inflatable, under the tree, would be fantastic!

New dinghies are expensive so it need not necessarily be brand new. Buying second hand is quite acceptable for a Christmas present - especially an expensive one! So sow the seed with the family who are probably tearing their hair out trying to think of what to buy you for Christmas!

If you decide that a replacement dinghy is on the list, then why not visit my site at - to see what is listed right now on ebay for sale. If you are in America and reading this blog then visit - to find dinghies listed all over the USA.

I hope you get a dinghy for Christmas and enjoy using your new tender this coming season.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Going to start building again

I made the decision today it was time to start building dinghies again. I have had a few people asking for a dinghy for themselves, so I said I would start taking orders. I need gelcoat, layup resin and more chopped strand mat. I seem to have plenty of tissue cloth and polish.

So first task is to re polish the mould. Thats the hard, time consuming part of this job. The polish needs to be applied, then you wait before buffing up to a shine. I have tried a power buffer, but I prefer using my own hands. Thats why I say its hard work!

Will try and post some photos as I go through each stage of building the dinghy. I always intend to do this but I get so involved in the whole process I keep forgetting to stop and take a photo. I am determined to take photos this time!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

fibreglass dinghy mould

I have decided to start building new fibreglass dinghies from my mould again. I took a break for the winter and now that the weather is warmer and heating the workshop will not be too bad, I think I will start building dinghies! The decision was taken when I got a phone call yesterday from a boat owner asking for a dinghy. He had noticed my advert at one of the nearby marinas. I told him I did not have a dinghy ready but probably would have in about 3 weeks. So he may well be my first customer this year!

My first job is going to be polishing the dinghy mould. I really need it to be like glass! I found last year that if any area was not shiny it caused the shell to stick slightly. So extra special care is going to be required this year. Several extra layers of polish should do the trick!

I will let you know how it goes.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

new websites

I have been busy adding another website - to my other sites. This new website is all about GPS receiver units - both handheld and fixed. The site has information about GPS and access to used GPS units as well as new equipment. I have added some video on a few pages that show how to use GPS both handheld and fixed. This equipment is sometimes called chartplotters and lots of other hardware can be attached to add to the navigation system. So please click on the link and check out the new website - hopefully it will be of some use to you - maybe you will be able to buy a GPS receiver unit at a bargain price!

Thursday, 28 August 2008

More websites

I have taken a break from making the dinghies. Instead I've been busy making websites; lots of sites. Some are related to my main interest - boating. Others are sites that I will enjoy writing about on a regular basis and will add to my income, in some small or large way. So far there are 4 sites concerned with boating of some sort, and its USA equivalent,; which advertises used outboard motors; and my latest site -

The other websites such as, advertise several affiliate programs associated with ebay. In a departure from boating I thought my wife might like to get involved in building a website which interests her. So she chose, which tells you a lot! My youngest daughter, who is in her final year at university has also inspired me to change the focus of a previous website I had, selling ebooks. has shifted from advertising ebooks to featuring cheap business management textbooks. The site also has other textbooks advertised that students would find useful.

So you can see I have been busy these last few days and hope to tell you more about each of the websites as I add content etc to them.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

second website

I have been busy adding a second website,, just to keep me occupied these long summer evening!

This new website helps people locate and buy used, second hand outboard motors. All the main outboards are advertised, mercury, evinrude, johnson, yamaha, as well as the old 'favourite' british seagull engines! Spares are also featured for all of the above mentioned.

Also on the site is a brief history of outboard motors, who invented them and the main players. Some development work is also discussed, especially the reduction in emissions and the now wide spread use of 4 stroke engines.

I hope you will visit the new website and find something useful on it. I will be adding more content articles to 'sailorpower' over the coming weeks, so add it to your favorites to visit it again.