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Old 27 July 2012, 14:00   #1
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Avon Searider hull work

Hi guys

Can anybody recommend somebody who can carry out some fibreglass repairs inc repainting etc for my Searider hull. Somewhere in the Devon area would be best. Ive tried Ed Carter (Ribraff) but that line of enquiry went dead on me!

Whilst I'm on the subject has anybody ever heard of anyone putting an internal fuel tank on a 5.4 (hull sealed off of course)?

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Old 27 July 2012, 15:44   #2
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Ollyit had an stainless fuel tank under the seat on one, not sure how big it was though?
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Old 27 July 2012, 15:54   #3
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Ollyit had an stainless fuel tank under the seat on one, not sure how big it was though?
I may have that option but wanted to explore fitting an 80 ltr under the deck if possible? Cheers Chewy
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Old 28 July 2012, 14:41   #4
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Ed Carter's still there in Dartmouth, a mate has just been to see him in last few days. Try his mobile and leave a message (on the contacts page for Ribtube on the trade directory) for him to call you back. I'm aware he has a lot of work on.

(I have no business connectiuon and don't know him personally)
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Old 28 July 2012, 14:48   #5
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Ed Carter's still there in Dartmouth, a mate has just been to see him in last few days. Try his mobile and leave a message (on the contacts page for Ribtube on the trade directory) for him to call you back. I'm aware he has a lot of work on.

(I have no business connectiuon and don't know him personally)
Thanks sailmaker but have given him the option of doing some work for me but he never got back to me when he said he would! Obviously too busy at present to call back. I think I will move on and find somebody more reliable. Shame as he seemed most helpful over the phone but thats life I guess.

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Old 30 July 2012, 18:13   #6
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there is a guy works from home on a farm near St Blazey . I got his details from OSM in lostwithiel a few years back , and he did amazing job on the stuff i saw there and wasn't expensive iether .
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I explained to you that I was very busy at the moment, I think it's a bit rich to come on here and shouting off.
Good luck with your search.
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I explained to you that I was very busy at the moment, I think it's a bit rich to come on here and shouting off.
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Umm. Not sure its very professional old boy throwing your toys out of the pram in public! Fine though I have no professional reputation to worry about so lets examine how the conversation went shall we.

I asked you if you could look at a leak which you very kindly explained that due to your high work load you could not look at straight away but you would ring me back on Friday to give me a better indication as to when you could fit me in. That was no problem what so ever and I thanked you for your time and looked forward to talking on Friday.

Friday came and by around 1400 I still had not heard from you so I thought I would ring you. I phoned at 1400 ish - no reply and tried again at 1500 - to which the strangest thing happened. The phone rang and then went to engaged almost like somebody pressed the don't answer button? Of that I cant be sure so forgive me if you did not deny the call. I have my reservations though!

I did not come on here shouting off. Far from it pal. In fact I believe if you took the time to read the post it said something along the lines of it was a shame you could not do the work as you appeared helpful on the phone, understood you are busy and was looking for somebody reliable. Those are facts pal. You did not ring me back when you said you would which makes you, in my book, unreliable. Sorry if you don't like it!


What I am seeing though, just in time thankfully, is your true colours as warned to me by others in the local area. Thank you for your time Ed, I have found numerous other people who are at this moment carrying out work for me in the area so no need for the good luck bit. You are certainly not the only person who can carry out work on boats pal.

Good luck with building local relations in the future.
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there is a guy works from home on a farm near St Blazey . I got his details from OSM in lostwithiel a few years back , and he did amazing job on the stuff i saw there and wasn't expensive iether .
Hi Ian

Many thanks for the lead.

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Hi Ian

Many thanks for the lead.

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Did you find him?
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