Here is a list of suppliers of sailing gear that you may find useful – especially because they may be offering a discount to our membership.

Gear Supplier (Web Link) Comment
Self-steering gear Hydrovane Offering a 5% discount to our membership, just mention this link
Diesel Fuel Parts, including fuel/lift pumps, complete fuel assemblies, fuel fittings and hoses and much more SSL Auto Parts Members offered a 10% discount on all orders over £15 through the website using the code: nic38
Maritex composite bearings as replacements for the white metal bearing in the stern tube. For more information, see this posting. H4 Marine Tell them you learned of their bearing from our forum, you intend to do a DIY fitting, and ask for a 10% discount when ordering.
Refurbish Parsons gearboxes and supply Mathway mechanical steering gear. Spares available for both Parsons Mathway Marine Manuals available for both. Check their website for details
25% discount on the first year of membership provided the application is made via their website and the subscription is paid by direct debit via a UK bank account Cruising Association ( On the website application, under the ‘Promocode’ enter the Nicholson unique code (NH3X) and provide UK debit card bank details. The subscription is reduced automatically.


Note: Ask your favorite supplier if they will offer our membership a discount in return for a link to their site on this page. Then let me know about their requirements by emailing me at:

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