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Old 13 December 2006, 09:02   #1
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Hi planning a shopping trip after Xmas (rib having a much deserved refit), can anyone recommend good chandlers on the south coast that I can visit? Need to look at gps’s, nav/search lights and general bits. Staring point will be Portsmouth
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Old 13 December 2006, 09:41   #2
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Its a bit far from Portsmouth but still on the south coast if you are wandering in the right direction there's a couple in the Shoreham area, Transmarine have one in the grounds of Shoreham Airport which is a big plate glass outfit selling lots of shiny bling stuff and there is a little one called Muggeridges in Shoreham which is a bit of a dusty old shop but seems to stock more in the way of useful stuff as is often the case! It's a few hundred yards from the Sussex yacht club on the north side of the main Worthing to Brighton coast road.
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You can't go far wrong with the Marine Superstore at Port Solent.

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You can't go far wrong with the Marine Superstore at Port Solent.

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I'll second that as well, very well stocked up and very competitive.

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May I suggest before you visit any store that you phone before hand to see if they have in stock what you require. To me it always seem the thing I want is never available and I end up ordering it online anyway.

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Agree with the phoning first thing: I went over to southampton to get some rollers for my boat trailer yesterday only to find that towsure had sold out since the day before. I ended up near Basingstoke before finally finding what I needed.

Marine Superstore is your place!
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Thanks for replies not too worried how far I travel, it will be nice to get off the island and see some real shops!!
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Hi planning a shopping trip after Xmas (rib having a much deserved refit), can anyone recommend good chandlers on the south coast that I can visit? Need to look at gps’s, nav/search lights and general bits.
You'd be much better off heading up to London and doing your shopping at the Boat Show. You'll get to see the widest range, and can shop around for a good price (Boat Show offers aren't what they used to be, but at least you should be able to avoid paying premium prices)

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there's a couple in the Shoreham area, Transmarine have one in the grounds of Shoreham Airport which is a big plate glass outfit selling lots of shiny bling stuff and there is a little one called Muggeridges in Shoreham
Despite its cavernous size, Transmarine actually stocks a pretty limited range of products. Maybe pop in if you're passing but certainly don't make a special trip (they do seem to have done a good job of getting search engine listings though).

Still in Shoreham, G P Barnes (01273 591705) at Lady Bee Marina is an Aladdin's cave and stocks all sorts of obscure bits and pieces as well as the more usual items. Not particularly cheap though compared with the discounters.

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Despite its cavernous size, Transmarine actually stocks a pretty limited range of products.
That was what I thought - lots of poofty clothes and stuff but not much that you actually want to buy!!
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