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Old 28 June 2011, 09:47   #1
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Recommendations re West End Marine Yorks

As per the title, I would be really grateful to receive any recommendations or feedback from forum members regarding these guys.....West End Marine, Wide Beam Barge, Marinised diesel engines, Generators, Stern Drives

They've been very helpful on the phone, but would appreciate feedback from members here....PM's would be appreciated and will be in confidence....Thank you

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Old 12 January 2012, 07:14   #2
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Bump.....anyone????
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Old 12 January 2012, 16:34   #3
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Same as you, my Dad spoke to them and were very helpful, never actually bought out off them.
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Hey i hope your not seeing another dealer behind my back!!
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Dont know anything about them but can go past and have a look at the place if you want
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Old 13 January 2012, 17:35   #6
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Same as you, my Dad spoke to them and were very helpful, never actually bought out off them.
Pleasant to deal with, and all over B&O, apollo Duck etc etc, just couldn't find any references.... BUT another member has come up trumps (by PM) I am happy they are Kosher

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Hey i hope your not seeing another dealer behind my back!!
No fear.... It's Jet related..... ooh that reminds me, I still haven't paid your last invoice

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Dont know anything about them but can go past and have a look at the place if you want
Discomick.....very kind offer, thank you but happy they are legit now......they seem to have lots of diesel stuff on the go if the amount of ads in circulation is anything to go by.

Cheers all, RIBnet comes up trumps again!
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Thinking of buying some engine from West End. My first impressions of Sam was that he was a bit 'cock sure' of himself but been in the business 30 years he probably could do the business when it came to marinising engines.

This weekend I went down to look at a boat on the river Itchen it's got 2no. BMC 5.1 6 cylinder diesels in (this was my alternative plan). Anyway, came away undecided as the oil pressure gauge on the starboard engine went up to 80 and stayed there. As I was coming away I got talking to the owner of the marina who almost immediately put me on to someone else that deals with engines. I told this chap of my options, either 2nd hand, new or Chinese new. I mentioned West End Marine and as soon as I did, he stopped me and told me not to deal with him. I could see there was some bad business blood between them, so I asked him to detach his personal feelings from the conversation and he still told me not to go there.

Anyone got any info to the contrary?
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Thinking of buying some engine from West End. My first impressions of Sam was that he was a bit 'cock sure' of himself but been in the business 30 years he probably could do the business when it came to marinising engines.

This weekend I went down to look at a boat on the river Itchen it's got 2no. BMC 5.1 6 cylinder diesels in (this was my alternative plan). Anyway, came away undecided as the oil pressure gauge on the starboard engine went up to 80 and stayed there. As I was coming away I got talking to the owner of the marina who almost immediately put me on to someone else that deals with engines. I told this chap of my options, either 2nd hand, new or Chinese new. I mentioned West End Marine and as soon as I did, he stopped me and told me not to deal with him. I could see there was some bad business blood between them, so I asked him to detach his personal feelings from the conversation and he still told me not to go there.

Anyone got any info to the contrary?
Signed up just to make this post, but with good reason.

I ended up having to take West End and "Sam" to court - they supplied two "new, identical engines", which actually turned out to be re-manufactured tractor engines (from Italy no less) with rounded nuts and ground of serial numbers.

I've contacted Apollo Duck (who don't seem interested in doing anything about it) and Trading Standards (same) so ended up going down the court route.

I've included a page on it on my blog, hopefully to stop someone else wasting thousands of with West End - Chasing horizons....: The Engine Saga....

PM me if you want any more info.

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Wow- just read your blog post. Nightmare!
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Hey Ausnp84

sorry to hear about your saga mate,

I thought he was a bull5hitter on the phone and that's why I did some checking around- I just didn't like his arrogant mannerism and something wasn't quite right with what he was saying.

I had a few replies on here from people- after I posted- telling me not to touch him with the proverbial 'ten foot barge poll'- biggest crook in the marine industry was one of the quotes.

Since I have spoken to people from both ends of the country and by chance I mentioned Sam and they all said the same- Don't go there.


Best thing you have done is to share your pain and let the rest of us spread the word.


By the way, what are the engines you got from Mermaid?


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