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Your chance to win a Kingfisher Splicing Kit RRP £125

Do you know how many metres of rope we have at Force 4?


How long is a piece of string? Not the easiest of questions to answer, but it crossed my mind the other day as I walked past one of the nine rope racks in our warehouse and realised that we still can’t fit all our stock on them!

So, I ran a few reports, and came up with the answer of just how much Kingfisher, Liros and Marlow rope we have in stock in our mail order warehouse and across our 12 stores.


Whoever's guess is closest to the nearest half metre will win a Kingfisher Splicing Kit RRP £125. 

Good luck!

Neil Paramor, Chandlery Director



Click the link below and leave your answer in the discussion panel. If you would prefer, you may send your answer by email to elise@force4.co.uk

CLICK HERE TO LEAVE YOUR ANSWER (to the nearest half metre)


The competition will be drawn on Monday 4th May

To enter the competition all you have to do is send us an answer to 'How many metres of rope do we have at Force 4 Chandlery. This includes our 12 shops and our warehouse. You can post your answer here on Facebook, where you will be able to see everyone else's answers, or you can email it to elise@force4.co.uk. The prize is a Kingfisher Splicing Kit (Yacht) RRP £125. Competition ends Sunday 3rd May 2020. 

Stock levels change all the time, so our answer will be based on the length of rope we have in stock at midday on Monday 20th April. 

Competition Terms & Conditions
To qualify for the competition, answers must be made on the Competition Event Page or emailed to elise@force4.co.uk. One entry per person please, and one winner will be drawn from all the names entered. The prize is a Kingfisher Splicing Kit (Yacht) RRP £125. The competition ends on 03.05.20 and the draw will take place on Monday, 4th May 2020. The winner will be notified via email or Facebook Messenger and announced on our Facebook page.

The prize will be mailed to the winner at home, please be aware there may be some delay due to the current situation.

Meet our Force 4 Experts

William Booth, Clothing Director

William has 30 years experience in the marine industry and joined Force 4 in 2012, setting up and opening the Plymouth store. His passion for the water started at a young age - and he spent much of his time with his father at Crosby Marina Lake windsurfing and fishing off the coast of Anglesey at every opportunity. He pursued his love for water sports by training to be an Instructor at The National Watersports Centre for Wales, Plas Menai in North Wales where he worked as a Senior Instructor for over 10 years teaching sailing, windsurfing and powerboats. Management roles in chandlery (retail and trade) followed, extending his experience in product knowledge and the marine industry. After joining Force 4 he became Clothing Director in 2016. He enjoys being hands on and helping his customers find the right solutions, "I love my job - it is full of variety - no day is the same".


Pip Johnstone, Director

Pip has been with Force 4 since 2006. He became manager of the Lymington store in 2007 and manager of the flagship Deacons store in 2012.
He grew up sailing on Poole Harbour in the 1980s before moving to Devon to learn about tides in 1990s on the Bristol Channel. Returning to Poole in 2006 he raced on various yachts inshore and offshore and competed at several Nationals in J105 and Nationals & Eurocup in the RS400 class.
He now maintains and sails the family cruiser - a Hunter Channel 27 - and is looking forward to sailing the new family dinghy RS Quest.


Neil Paramor, Chandlery Director

Neil joined Force 4 in 1996, when the Bristol store was first opened. Brought up on the Kentish coast, Neil grew up around boats, but didn't actually start to sail seriously until his late teens when he started crewing on race yachts. Going to university in Southampton kept him close to the water and gave him even more opportunities to race. He was lucky enough to crew on a number of boats that had very successful campaigns in regattas and events all along the south coast. He still sails whenever the opportunity arises, and also gets out as often as he can on his bike.


Leigh Jacobs, Electronics Director

Leigh has been with Force 4 since 2009. He looks after the Marine Electronics side of the business and works closely with the suppliers to keep up to date with the latest developments in this field. 


Lawrence Taft, Chandlery Buyer

Lawrence joined Force 4 in 2017 and is the buyer for the Force 4 group of chandleries. He is a keen boater, loves both sail and power boats, and can't resist a project! He ran his own chandlery for over 10 years.

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