When you know what you want and your local marine store isn't being very helpful, sometimes it's quicker and easier to buy chandlery and other items online.
All you needed is a catalog, their free-call number or Skype to place an order.
Now that process has just gotten a vast amount easier, with a new development.
One of the world's leading online marine stores has just introduced a new e-Catalog - their Sailing Sourcebook - that works like a charm.
West Marine have introduced the new e-Catalog, with simple instructions, and if they keep up their service and can ship to anywhere in the world in just a few days, then they are always worth considering.
To see the new catalog, or watch a video demonstration, http://catalogs.westmarine.com/WebProject.asp?CodeId=22.214.171.124&BookCode=sai11flx&cid=E110306_Sourcebook&PageLabel=0#!click_here.