Originally Posted by Pinto
The other thing I could do with some advise on - anyone know of any reasonable chandlers in the Glasgow vicinity (or Central Belt of Scotland).
the words reasonable and chandlers rarely go together. depends what you are looking for - generally you will find it cheaper on the net. in glasgow itself you are probably pretty much limitted to Duncans. think there are a few locatted at some of the west coast marinas but not sure what there stock is like or prices.
if you are feeling rich there is fym at Grangemouth.
further east you have bosuns locker. next door is BlueV for your electrical needs - they always surprise me by being cheaper than I expect (but marginally higher than the web).
Of course you pay more at a "real" chandlers because you usually get better service than at "call centre" or "web site". My main criticism of most central scotland chandlers is they are full of clothing and not a lot of parts etc. I guess thats where the profit is!