Early Autumn/Late Summer; our favourite time of year has arrived. Now that the children are back at school this time of year brings some mixed weather, bit of sun, bit of wind, bit of rain and some pleasant days out on the water. It’s also Southampton Boat Show time, and here at C&J we normally take a moment to reflect on the past 9 months and start looking towards the next 3 to 6 months.
We had some real extremes of weather this year; Beast from the East, mini Beast from the East, a few weeks of rain and then Bam!….straight into the best/worst heatwave we’ve had for at least 40 years! Wow, was it hot at times.
We really love exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show and there’s no better feeling when customers go out of their way to tell us that “the Bimini we made for them was a godsend”, or “the Enclosure was the best item they have purchased for the boat”. It’s a real buzz to hear such great comments. This is why we do what we do.
Here at C&J we have always tried to live by the motto ‘One Season Ahead’. i.e. we are now looking at the Autumn and Winter months; and what if we experience another significant weather event? Could be another Beast, or month after month of Atlantic storms battering our coastlines. What will this mean to protecting your pride and joy.
We are already taking enquiries for full bespoke Winter Covers, which is great; but these behemoths can sometimes take a minimum of 8 weeks to manufacture, depending on our workload and working patterns. Cockpit Enclosures and Tonneau covers also spike in demand during the Autumn months. Designs already on file can be turned around quite quickly, but bespokes or custom makes can take longer.
With one eye on the Brexit situation in the New Year (wish we had a crystal ball); now is the best time to make those preparations. Contact us now if you are thinking about protection over the Autumn and Winter months. Don’t leave it too late and let the weather get the better of you, whatever it might be.