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Old 15 August 2011, 17:33   #21
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I think that 160 is pretty good value for a pair. I paid 80 locally just to get my prop balanced and checked over recently. I got the welding and dressing done myself and was fairly hard work too.
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Old 02 November 2015, 12:43   #22
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Has anyone used this company for prop repairs? As already mentioned elswhereI dinged one of my props at the weekend. The chandlers that I use recommended Steel Developments, & I see that one other member has use them in the past. Anyone else?
I sent a bronze propeller to be repaired. Matter of emergency as was on East Coast of England.
Four days later I got an email and refund saying one blade could not be straightened. I emailed requesting my propeller be returned so I can get a new one made up for 100 less than what was quoted.
I kept emails coming to say I needed propeller back urgent.
A week after refund I get an email saying staff are on holiday but workshop is still open.
So I phone up asking where my propeller is. This stroppy woman answered first and then me onto this chap called Dave.
I asked him why my propeller was not returned. He replied he was not a mind reader. These people are talking online orders and someone is sending customers emails yet they are not able to respond to emails requesting their property back.
Not once did they ask me if I wanted bronze propeller back and I personally think this is a deliberste scam to get scrap metal.
Avoid like the plague. Something very suspicious about this lot and his reaction was far from convincing.
I will be taking legal action.
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Old 02 November 2015, 13:40   #23
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I sent a bronze propeller to be repaired. Matter of emergency as was on East Coast of England.
Four days later I got an email and refund saying one blade could not be straightened. I emailed requesting my propeller be returned so I can get a new one made up for 100 less than what was quoted.
I kept emails coming to say I needed propeller back urgent.
A week after refund I get an email saying staff are on holiday but workshop is still open.
So I phone up asking where my propeller is. This stroppy woman answered first and then me onto this chap called Dave.
I asked him why my propeller was not returned. He replied he was not a mind reader. These people are talking online orders and someone is sending customers emails yet they are not able to respond to emails requesting their property back.
Not once did they ask me if I wanted bronze propeller back and I personally think this is a deliberste scam to get scrap metal.
Avoid like the plague. Something very suspicious about this lot and his reaction was far from convincing.
I will be taking legal action.
Interesting first post

I have used Steel Developments several times over the years & never had anything but excellent service at very reasonable prices. I have visited their premises in London & dropped off parts in person, I probably met the "stroppy woman", she seemed perfectly fine to me.

Good luck with the legal action
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So did you get the prop back in the end?`
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Old 02 November 2015, 14:15   #25
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So did you get the prop back in the end?`
It might be a while before he checks back in. He'll be busy visiting all the other boaty forums he can find, hoping to drum up support & spreading the word. He has a bronze prop, not often found on RIBs
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Have to say I've had nothing but great service and excellent results with the repairs I've had done at Steel Developments!
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It might be a while before he checks back in. He'll be busy visiting all the other boaty forums he can find, hoping to drum up support & spreading the word. He has a bronze prop, not often found on RIBs


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Old 02 November 2015, 15:11   #28
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It might be a while before he checks back in. He'll be busy visiting all the other boaty forums he can find, hoping to drum up support & spreading the word. He has a bronze prop, not often found on RIBs
maybe we were the last one on his list - and that's why it took him 4 yrs to comment on this thread!
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He has a bronze prop, not often found on RIBs
I think Shiny Shoe may have one on his SIB. Concur OP is a Revenge Porn stylie poster...

For the record - I've used Steel Dev. Some friends have too and Redbay Boats use them as their go-to propists. Never any bother from them or the results. They're certainly not a scrap metal scam. I hope the OP's legal lad explains the term "Libel" to him.

Oh yeah, the burd on the phone has always been very nice to me, but then, I've always been very nice to her. Maybe she takes no sh1t from people who give her "attitude"?

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So what we guessing itafa stands for then 😆
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