• Stainless steel 304 vs 316 / A2 vs A4

    What is the difference between 304 stainless steel and 316 stainless steel or in other words what is the difference between A2 and A4 stainless steel.  So let me begin.  Where does steel come from?  Steel comes from Iron ore found in the ground. Iron ore is a mix of iron and oxygen molecules. The iron ore is melted down through a process called smelting to remove the oxygen and turn it into Metallic Iron.     Raw Iron Ore   What do we do with the iron ore? Although the basic ingredients of an iron ore blast furnace has changed...

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  • A guide to canopy fasteners

    "Do you sell those twisty turnbuckle fasteners?" is a question quite frequently asked. I have to admit , I do sell turnbutton fasteners and if you want to call them turnbuckle fasteners , I do sell those also and many other types of fasteners which then opens a can of worms for the buyer. We will leave turnbuckles in the rigging sector for now.  There are many types of canopy fasteners and not only are they used on boat canopies but also classic/vintage car hoods, vintage coach pram hoods, military satchels, narrowboats and marquees to name a few but in this blog I am...

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  • Sailor Bags

     Below is just a small sample of Sailor Bags reviews. Go to the links above for a more complete listing. By Ericka Watson, Guide It's surprising the amount gear required for a day of boating: clothing, swimsuits, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, food and drinks, books or magazines, cameras, cell phones, and more. Wouldn't it be nice to store all of that stuff in stylish, waterproof and easy-to-carry bags? Well, with SailorBags you can tote all of your boating accessories easily and with style. A Cool Bag for Every Boating Need When I first discovered SailorBags, I was searching for the...

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