The Chandlery Barge - River Hamble
After hearing people talking about this place I decided to check it out today, was looking for a drain plug which I found and also spent about hald an hour drooling over various bits of not so new boat kit. Its an amazing place, Kind of a mixture of a decent chadlery plus reclamation/restoration yard / boat antique shop. Some really interesting bits and pieces and great if your looking for some obscure part or infact something boat minded for your house or garden that you can change to something else.
I went in for a £5 transom bunk and spent over a £100 quid on a small brass porthole (rather old) and a double light fixture (again old red and green) which must have come from some large old ship up on the light bar (nav lights), im converting the brass porthole into a bathroom fixture and converting the large double nav light struvture into a garden feature to spread some atmospheric lighting in the garden.
I coudl have spent hours in that place, im glad there is a place which is saving old stuff from boats.
Well worth a visit.