Welcome to Traditional Boat Supplies.
We will be closed from 17.00 14/05/13 until 09.00 22/05/13 for the Gravelines festival (17th, 18th and 19th May)
Sweet Promise is now sadly up for sale. Click here for details.
Traditional Boat Supplies was born after I bought a 'Wreck'. SWEET PROMISE
is her name and what a misnomer....... 1931 Scottish 'Fifie' built by Weatherheads of Cockenzie, Larch on Oak and used to be owned some years ago by Lt Cdr `Buster' Crabb.
The photos above show my rebuilt Scottish Fifie 'Sweet Promise'. Some 7 larch trees, 3 oak trees, pitch pine for new laid decks, three and a half years work. And so it went on. Would I do it again? NO!
I lost my sailing for 3 years and the cost was momumental. I became a complete bore to my partner and friends, but now I would shake hands with the men in white coats if they came for me!
The products on my website, in general, have been well tried and tested on my own boat and throughout my life.
I must clearly state that I am not a time served shipwright.This chandlery is based on wooden boats that I have enjoyed for over 60 years.
My knowledge is available to you all. What I do know works well and product knowledge is my forte for wooden boats.
Well to Maureen, boat is a four letter word. Well it is isn't it? How little was she aware that I did have a mistress. A girt great lump of wood around 18 tons whose shape was totally alien to me. As a Cornishman, living on the East Coast with a double-ender defies the norm for a Janner. However the tools don't and I sincerely hope you enjoy, as I do, using them.
In general, all products on our website have been used on my own vessel. Perhaps I am somewhat different to the usual chandler.
There will be a 10% charge for goods returned. This is to cover cost of Credit Card repayment and administrative work.