Links to other useful sites

Caveat: SMIA is not responsible for the accuracy of information on other sites.

Weather Sites:

Like all aspects of weather forecasting it is best to look at a number of sites especially as the level of uncertainty grows and the forecasters confidence decreases. Practical Boat Owner has reviewed their top 10 weather websites and the information can be found here  -  Free weather information UK and other countries. Easy to use very visual site  - Special wind and weather forecasts for sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and other wind related sports. Forecasts for any location.  -  A comprehensive site with 7 day forecasts and other useful information. - Worldwide weather maps.  Useful for looking at weather patterns that are developing in a larger area.


The following list links to suppliers that members have found useful for some of the more specialist items.  The major chandlers are not included in this list.  If anyone finds a supplier that may be useful to other please email Siteminder and the link will be included.  If no website is available any other contact details can be included.

Seaclear -  Refurbishes existing windows.  They will come to you in Kent, Essex or Sussex.  They also manufacture acrylic hatches etc

Technautic - manufactures new window frames, supplies glazing or refurbishes existing windows

All Spars  -  mast and rigging specialists


Z Spars  -  mast, booms and rigging.  Supplied British manufacturers so have parts and can custom make to your specifications


Seascrew  -  marine grade stainless steel fixings, screws, shackles, tubing etc.

Sails, spray hoods etc.

Wilkinson Sails  - based in Faversham and Burnham-on-Crouch

KLS Marine - based in Canvey Island