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Jimmy Green Marine specialise in ropes, rigging and safety equipment. We’re always looking for products which can compliment our comprehensive range. Sometimes the range is expanded to include more product from a suppliers existing range.
Jimmy Green will be presenting some excellent offers on Lewmar’s V range of vertical windlasses at the London Boat show, at our stand B039. The range has proven to be popular since its launch and we believe the quality fits well next to our existing Lofrans Range.
Come and see us at Southampton Boat Show, from Friday 16th – 25th September at the Mayflower Park and Town Quay in Southampton. We’re going to be there with some products and special offers, so come along and say hello.
The show is sure to be spectacular this year, with some boat exhibitors moving to the marina and allowing more space in the marquee for stands. There will be a Guinness world record attempt, competitions and lots of boats to see. Let’s hope for good weather, see you there!
You can buy tickets here: Southampton Boat Show Tickets
1) About Iain & Jimmy Green
Well are we happy? Yes! Why? Well, our very own Iain Horlock who works in our rigging department won the Supernova National Sailing Championships. Iain, 25, is originally from Exmouth but now lives in Seaton so that he is closer to Jimmy Green Marine.
On winning the Supernova National Championships, Iain said, “It felt amazing to win! It still hasn’t completely sunk in yet. I knew I had some good speed in the boat but thought there was no way I could beat so many boats!” Surprisingly, Iain said he wasn’t even nervous before the championships.
Iain is a member of Exe Sailing Club and first went sailing age 15 in Exmouth with his dad. “I trained on the safety boats at the local club first then thought I’d have a go at sailing rather than rescuing people! I was hooked! And a good friend at the club gave me his old laser dinghy as long as I donated it to the club after a year or two.”
This month we are offering a special 33% Promotional Discount on all lengths and sizes of our Aqua 4 Grade 40 Calibrated Anchor Chain
Jimmy Green offer a range of polyester ropes with Dyneema core. They can be broadly categorised as extreme performance, high performance and cruising performance.
Dyneema is significantly more expensive than polyester. Cruising Dyneema offers a performance edge over 100% polyester without incurring the full cost of Racing Specification Dyneema. Dyneema SK99 (extreme performance) is even more expensive than SK78.
Cruising performance Dyneema: Marlow D2 Competition and Liros Dynamic plus. Both of these lines feature:
– A reduced diameter Dyneema core
– A full sacrificial polyester mid layer
– A full hard wearing polyester outer Jacket.
The reduced Dyneema core provides a moderate increase in breaking strain and a considerable reduction in stretch when compared with a rope of 100% polyester construction.
Liferafts are an essential piece of safety equipment for sailors making coastal, offshore and ocean passage. The range of liferafts available on the market can make it difficult to choose the right one. Regulations can help guide the way but the statutory minimum may not always be the best option.
History gives us a helpful insight into the development of the modern liferaft range. The ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912 highlighted the need to provide adequate lifeboats on board. By 1914, the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) treaty had been created. Successive world wars slowed development of the treaty. But in 1960 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) developed the first international SOLAS convention which later came in to force in 1965. The notable, 1974 version improved the IMO’s ability to update the treaty and move swiftly to make improvements. The 1979 Fastnet Race tragedy highlighted the need to further develop the regulations for the leisure industry. As a result, liferafts became mandatory for all offshore racing yachts regardless of length.