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Old 06 February 2014, 10:11   #1
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Boat re-wiring in the South?

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone knew a reasonable marine electrics company (or freelancer) on the south coast (Portsmouth/Southampton area) that would be able to re-wire my 12V electrics (not including engine wiring)? I've searched the threads on here and also the directory, but most companies mentioned seem to have folded, or their links no longer work.

I approached Hamble Marine via their website and was quoted around 1000 for supplying and running new cable from the switch assembly to a plotter, compass, bilge pump, nav lights and anchor light!!!

Ironically I'm a communications engineer and could do it myself but just don't get the time as I work long hours, have two boys, four dogs and a rugby refereeing habit! Any time I do get off I like to be out and about in the boat with the wife and kids, rather than laid in it on my drive.
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Speak to biffer on Ribnet.. He is your man!!
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Not sure reasonable and marine go together. But Biff is a legend on all things marine so you won't find better.
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Old 06 February 2014, 13:51   #4
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No chance of retirement now Biff looks like your gonna be busy for sometime to come.
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Uumm, can't believe there's a shortage of quality workers, a grand seems like robbery with violence, I'll have a look if he wants me to
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To be honest I don't see how you can quote without seeing the job with something like that. That could be anything from a mornings work to three days or so depending on what's involved, what's already in the boat and what needs replacing.
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Or Try Daniel? He did the electrics on the MacRib?
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Old 20 February 2014, 16:31   #8
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Hi all, thanks for the advice.

I'm taking the boat round to Biffer tomorrow for him to sort out. It's a shame I haven't really got time myself as I would have enjoyed it, but Biffer is pretty close and we discussed a good rate too.
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A big thanks to Biffer!

He's done a grand job of tidying up and replacing the wiring and also a top notch installation of my new plotter with transom mount transducer! The transducer seemed to work perfectly from standstill to 25knts without missing readings or flipping up as seems to be a common problem (although not tested at WOT).
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