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Old 03 June 2009, 11:36   #1
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Decent Fibreglass repairs in Central Scotland?

The refurb saga continues......

I decided while the engine was doing it's impersonationd of an airfix kit that it would be a good time to do a cleanup of the transom as well. Cut a long & sweaty story short, I have now removed about 6 layers of assorted antifouling, paint and - I think a layer of flow / top coat!

Aas I now have a "crew" who is taking up a disproportionate amount of time, and a Merc to completely rebuild I have decided to cut my losses & get the transom re- flow / topcoated by a boat repair place.

So, can any of you Mcribbers reccomend anywhere that does good gelcoat repairs? Anywhere between Oban, Dundee, Edinburgh or the Clyde will do. I've got a list of phone numbers, but a second opinion / warning might save a few calls and / or later grief..... I'll bung some pics up later when I can get the camera to talk to the PC.......
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Old 04 June 2009, 06:32   #2
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The refurb saga continues......

I decided while the engine was doing it's impersonationd of an airfix kit that it would be a good time to do a cleanup of the transom as well. Cut a long & sweaty story short, I have now removed about 6 layers of assorted antifouling, paint and - I think a layer of flow / top coat!

Aas I now have a "crew" who is taking up a disproportionate amount of time, and a Merc to completely rebuild I have decided to cut my losses & get the transom re- flow / topcoated by a boat repair place.

So, can any of you Mcribbers reccomend anywhere that does good gelcoat repairs? Anywhere between Oban, Dundee, Edinburgh or the Clyde will do. I've got a list of phone numbers, but a second opinion / warning might save a few calls and / or later grief..... I'll bung some pics up later when I can get the camera to talk to the PC.......
Probably a bit far for you, but Ardfern Yacht Centre (01852 500247) do lots of excellent fibreglass repairs etc. They're mainly concerned with large boats, but there's an increasing number of RIB's being worked on too. Might be worth a call. (My only connection with them is as a satisfied customer)
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Old 04 June 2009, 06:48   #3
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Old 04 June 2009, 12:02   #4
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Cheers guys.

MDT, I didn't know he did fibreglass as well, thought he just did engines!

Alystra - I don't mind a 2.5 hr drive for a decent job!
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Old 04 June 2009, 19:01   #5
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I think they (AYC) do a good job. They're taking on extra staff in the fibreglass repair dept. They re fasten keels back onto broken sailing boats, repair holes and treat hulls for osmosis - all needing massive amounts of GRP repair - and they're doing that all the time. Martin, the chap in charge of that dept., is really skilled and concientious.

If you decide on Ardfern, let me know, no doubt there'll be a cup of tea, or something, in it.

Cheers , Tony
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