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Old 16 March 2011, 21:33   #21
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I'm in Ullapool heading to Lewis around the last two weeks of July, date to be confirmed. I'll be hauling a RIBcraft 4.8m commercial if you want to check it out.
Are you heading over to Lewis for hols...or is the boat to get a new home on the island? (Just being nosey as I live on the island!). Will keep an eye out for you in July.
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Old 17 March 2011, 06:26   #22
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Are you heading over to Lewis for hols...or is the boat to get a new home on the island? (Just being nosey as I live on the island!). Will keep an eye out for you in July.
We are based in the Ullapool area, are you living in Ullapool?. Thank you for the offer.Phil
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Old 17 March 2011, 06:39   #23
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If you're based in Ullapool, then I'd have thought you would be looking for a boat that will give a dry-ride, and is able to cope with the rough stuff. Kind of par for the course considering a short distance out of Loch Broom and you're into the Minch!

I'm in Ullapool heading to Lewis around the last two weeks of July, date to be confirmed. I'll be hauling a RIBcraft 4.8m commercial if you want to check it out.

Quick summary (based on my experience of boat and engine dealers in this part of the world)!

Mackay Marine (Aberdeen) are effectively a commercial sales and service agent. They are an approved Avon repairer, and also deal in Zodiac Mil/Pro. Also main Yamaha sales agent. Limited supply of used engines in stock. Graham the owner is very knowledgable, but don't be surprised if he doesn't return emails... his work is almost entirely oil-support fast rescue craft and he's always out the door with work.
http://www.mackay-marine.co.uk/index.html

Caley Marina (Inverness) are Avon and Yamaha dealer. Has repair facility/workshop and decent chandlery. Again, difficult to get emails and queries answered. They seem to be more geared for hard-boats, yachts, etc.
http://www.caleymarina.com/1/New-Boats

Gael Force Marine (Inverness) are a well-stocked chandlery, outboard repair and sales agent. Seem to specialise in Suzuki and Honda outboards. They can also source Tohatsu spares. Also have mail-order service which is great for things like impellers, stainless steel bolts, etc. Can recommend.
http://www.gaelforcemarine.co.uk/

Sea and Shore (Dundee). Mariner engine and Raider boat sales. Euan, the owner is knowledgable and does the marine servicing side. Has some engines for resale. Used to be a Zodiac dealer - but I don't think that's the case any more.
http://seaandshore.co.uk/

Bosun's Locker (Edinburgh) has just merged with FYM (Grangemouth). They're an Avon, Zodiac and RibX dealer, and supply all the main engine brands. Limited selection of used engines and RIBs for sale. Expensive in my opinion.
http://www.bosuns.co.uk/

YamPower (Glasgow) are a Premier Zodiac and Yamaha dealer. Very knowledgable, but priced for top-end of the market. For example Zodiac Pro 550 and Yamaha 70hp for 21k.
http://www.yampower.co.uk/

Clyde Outboard Services (Gourock) is a small business run by Cameron. He can source new and second-hand Honda and Tohatsu engines. Again, very knowledgable and always returns emails and phone calls. Can recommend.
http://www.clyde-outboard-services.co.uk/
Thank you for all the advice, that will keep me busy!!cheers phil
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