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SpecTex18 Boat Show Perth

SpecTex18 Boat Show Perth

Dear Customers. Contender Sailcloth Pty Ltd (Weathermax) will be exhibiting at the SpecTex 18 and we look forward to catching up with you in booths 1-3. Once again, John Pierce from the USA is making the effort to join us. He will present the latest trends, manufacturing tips and (3D) product updates. Weathermax is a proud Silver Sponsor of SpecTex18. Warm regards, Jan , Joris and John Trade Exhibition hours 27th and 28th May: 10.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm Entry into the trade show is free to visitors who preregister or $20 at the door...

Latest Rutgerson Products Released

Latest Rutgerson Products Released

Batten Receptacle 1622 The 1622 is the latest addition to Rutgerson's popular batten receptacle range, and the largest so far - suitable for boats up to 90 ft monohull and 80 ft multihull. With the same user-friendly design as the smaller versions no tools are required to open the lid. Simply press the button whenever you need to insert or remove a batten. The batten tensioning can easily be adjusted up to 70 mm, and the lid has an indicator to show the ultimate trim. Rutgerson Battcar Tester...

ST30 Self-Tacking Jib System

ST30 Self-Tacking Jib System

New ST30 self-tacking jib system with over the foredeck sheeting fitted on a Phantom 33. As the jib loads up it will sit to leeward on the track without the need to adjust the sheets this system will make life a lot easier for shorthanded crews. Ccontact us or see the Selden website for more information.

William Fife Six Meter Yacht Restored

William Fife Six Meter Yacht Restored

JUDITH PIHL is one of six identical William Fife Six Metre racing yachts designed and built in Australia from Huon Pine in the 1930's by Charlie Peel in Melbourne. Her original owner Alf Watts named her in honour of his grand daughter Judith Pihl. This yacht raced with distinction for 4 decades before being converted into a cruising yacht with cabin. By 2010 she was left high and dry in a paddock in Yass where she sat waiting for a complete resurrection and has now re-emerged as one of the most...

WeatherMAX 80 Pop-Up Top

WeatherMAX 80 Pop-Up Top

WeatherMAX80 Car Pop-up Top One of our caravan clients, ADP Caravan Services in Victoria, came up with a great use for WeatherMAX 80. Recently, a couple brought an ex-rental motorhome to ADP for a revamp on an upcoming Australiasian to Europe tour. Part of the job spec was to raise the roof for maximum living space. The new poptop skirt has been constructed using WeatherMax 80 Captain Navy. As Fergus of ADP states: “We chose Weathermax because of a number of design criteria. The fit of the roof is quite tight when it...

Weathermax Success Story

Weathermax Success Story

Bob Johnson is a young at heart 79 year old successful businessman and well known active Pittwater Yachtsman. He is a regular crewman on Wild Oats 10 Mini Maxi amongst other yachts on the bay. Off the jetty at his Bayview waterfront property, a very nice Palm Beach 32 sports Weathermax 80 awnings and window covers. Bob informed us that he “love[s] the Weathermax, it does not sag like Acrylic and it saves so much space when I put away the [boat] covers.” He is also impressed how much lighter Weathermax...

Selden: Another Leap Ahead

Selden: Another Leap Ahead

Another leap ahead The Seldén winches are manually operated and of self-tailing type with two gears forward. So far, exactly as we are all used to and that’s where the similarity to other winches ends. We have developed a unique design of the drum which consists of concave surfaces that provide an extraordinary grip. You can have fewer turns on the drum thus reducing the risk of an override, which in turn allows the line to be released quickly in light or heavy air. A large step towards more efficient and...

2017 New Rutgerson Batten Rec 1597

2017 New Rutgerson Batten Rec 1597

February 2017 Batten Receptacle 1597 The Batten receptacle 1597 is the latest addition to Rutgerson’s batten receptacle range, which completes the range from 20 to 70ft. The 1597 has the same user-friendly design as the Limousine and Bantam batten receptacles with the push-button function to open the lid. This means that no tools are needed to open the lid. The 1597 is made of a glass fibre reinforced composite and is suitable for boats from 42 to 52ft monohull. It is available with battcar connection M10. Our products are made in our factory...

Selden Dinghy Jib Furlex 20S 30S 40S

Selden Dinghy Jib Furlex 20S 30S 40S

SELDEN Dinghy Jib Furlex 20S 30S 40S Range Released Seldén has recently launched a dinghy-sized jib furler for its Furlex range of headsail reefing systems. The new top swivel and bottom furler feature the same quality, innovation and performance that has made Furlex the world’s best-selling range of furling systems. The unit is manufactured from glass-filled composite with moulded-in stainless steel reinforcement. This includes the attachment toggle that will fit most dinghy bow fittings. Once in place, the drum cover can be easily adjusted to achieve the correct exit angle for...

2017 Australian 16ft Skiff Championship

2017 Australian 16ft Skiff Championship

Contender Products at Work Photos by Michael Chittendon. Boats Fire stopping and overall winner 2017 Nationals TJS using Contender Dynakote 75 spinnaker cloth and AX40 skiff cloth for Jibs (TJS only). Two 16 foot Skiffs sporting main sail and jib from AX40, Dynakote 75 spinnaker and Rutgerson 1194-014B adjustable clewboards.

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