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Old 11 April 2015, 18:43   #1
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Mike @ Whitham Glass Fibre

Collected my Searider from Mike this morning and I was gobsmacked with the finish.


After a great first summer, i noticed some filler dropping out, and the forum massive all suggested that I as was in the north, Mike was the man.

They were right, a pleasure to deal with and as straight and honest a man as i have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

He looked at the boat, recommended a very cost effective repair bearing in mind the age of the boat and you can hardly tell where Mike has been.

Mike, thanks again. brilliant job.
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Old 12 April 2015, 00:25   #2
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Yep Mike knows his stuff ,
Prices are more than favourable also
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Old 12 April 2015, 04:56   #3
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All good to hear, and there's never been less than high praise for him, both in terms of his workmanship and as a person. Never met him, only phone calls, but next week (ish) I'm taking my Osprey Viper down to see him so he can work his magic. Going for a total hull refurb including spray job plus the addition of extra jockey seats. I'm under no illusion when I say I'm expecting a 'brand new' hull back ! Really really can't wait !!!

(See my bench seat for sale in Bits and Pieces !)


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Old 12 April 2015, 05:14   #4
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Where is he based ?


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Old 12 April 2015, 05:17   #5
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Old 12 April 2015, 05:57   #6
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I drove up from the South Coast a few years ago to deliver my trailer, console and to discuss layout options for my 6.2m Osprey he was building. As everyone has said, great bloke to speak to, his Dad even kept the cups of tea flowing. As I understand it, they used to make Ice Cream van bodies years ago.
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Old 12 April 2015, 06:38   #7
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I drove up from the South Coast a few years ago to deliver my trailer, console and to discuss layout options for my 6.2m Osprey he was building. As everyone has said, great bloke to speak to, his Dad even kept the cups of tea flowing. As I understand it, they used to make Ice Cream van bodies years ago.

Sounds like a good contact what does he do ? Is it boat, engine and trailer or does he specialise?


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Old 12 April 2015, 06:39   #8
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Mike, is a lovely guy and his work is top notch!
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Sounds like a good contact what does he do ? Is it boat, engine and trailer or does he specialise?


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Yeah, he's a Master of Fiberglassing. But he builds Osprey RIB hulls, seats and consoles, so knows his stuff about what works and what doesn't with this make.
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