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Old 18 January 2012, 03:29   #1
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Reccomendations for Service - Kent Area

Can anyone recommend anywhere to service a Mariner 60 (and Ribcraft) in the Kent Area. Theres seems to be a few, but just wondered if anyone had any favourites.

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Old 18 January 2012, 14:23   #2
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I use Rye Harbour Marine on the Sussex Kent border. mercury & yamaha outboards, sales & servicing, quicksilver products, rye harbour marine

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Old 18 January 2012, 15:24   #3
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If North Kent is closer, I've had quite a bit done to my Mariner 50's by Portguide Marine at Wateringbury near Maidstone (on the non-tidal Medway). 01622-817570. Not the smartest flashiest facility you ever saw (it's a river boatyard) but they're friendly and know their engines (they are official Mariner dealers). Good at talking you through the options of what needed doing, etc. Think the boss's name was Dave?

Just to be quite clear what to expect, work can be somewhat weather dependant as they're short of indoor workshop space. And running the engines seems often to be done by running the boat on the trailer down the ramp into the river on the towhitch on the front of "Dave's" car (my engines were declared fixed and back up to full power when they started to push the car and trailer back up the ramp!). So if you want an upmarket "main dealer experience" they may not be for you but if you just want your engine fixed/serviced by someone who seems to know them well, give them a try. Haven't tried them on repairs of the rib itself though if that's what you need

To find them, go downhill from the lights in the centre of Wateringbury, turn left immediately after the station, over the level crossing and then the bridge over the river, then right into the boatyard
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Old 18 January 2012, 15:43   #4
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Wayne Maddox marine in Margate and I have contact details for a rib repair man down here too... But Margate may be to far from you?
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Old 19 January 2012, 04:00   #5
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Hey guys thanks for the details, and gives a good mix of a few.

I'm in Deal, so Margate isnt far Daniel, so if you've got the details that would also be great.

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Wayne Maddox Marine 16 Fort Road Margate, CT9 1HF
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I will PM the RIB mans number, as its part time and his personal mobile.

The big RIBtec is kept in Ramsgate, if you are ever boating over this way give me a shout.
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Old 26 March 2012, 00:28   #8
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Thanks for all the recomendations guys!

Well, I went to Mr Maddox as recomended for my first time on Saturday, and it must be said, it may not be the smartest place in the world, but the service was absolutely top notch.

I had a starting from cold issue, and Wayne could not be more helpful, very reasonably priced too!
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