Kerrera Marina- repairs

tobermoryphil

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Has anyone used them for yacht repairs? I am wondering about spending an illogical amount on really fettling up the old Caprice. Makes no sense, I know, but sentiment over-rules sometimes.
Any feedback gratefully received. Ta!
Phil
 

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Absolutely no experience of paying for boat yards but ..... I have always been impressed by the Crinan Boatyard as I stagger to the showers from the canal basin. They seem to produce pretty good work and certainly have a lot of facilities and an experienced workforce. They even replate puffers! I suppose it all depends what it is you want done.
 

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Very friendly marina, easy to deal with. Al Maclean is a very good shipwright, Ewan is a good mechanic. Not sure about other services on site but I've used both of these guys and would strongly recommend them
 

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There is no way it is ever going to make sense to put a Caprice into a boatyard for major work. You will almost certainly end up paying more than you would for a better pre-fettled Caprice.

- W
 

tobermoryphil

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There is no way it is ever going to make sense to put a Caprice into a boatyard for major work. You will almost certainly end up paying more than you would for a better pre-fettled Caprice.

- W

I know! I know! Like I said, sentiment overrules logic sometimes.

No-one would restore classic wooden boats either if it didn't.
 

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ask graham at arisaig. as far by sea, but a lot further by land tho!

crinan boats expensive

or kilmelford, we've gone there for many years

no experience of work at kerrera sorry

can you not stick her in your garden or somewhere near tobermory (i assume you live near there!)
 

ianj99

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Has anyone used them for yacht repairs? I am wondering about spending an illogical amount on really fettling up the old Caprice. Makes no sense, I know, but sentiment over-rules sometimes.
Any feedback gratefully received. Ta!
Phil

My vote goes to Ardfern Yacht Centre - reasonable rates and all the facilities and skills.

Their boat builder, Maitland is a true craftsman.

http://ardfernyacht.co.uk
I
 

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I have heard very good things indeed about Ardrishaig Boatyard for wooden boat restoration and repairs. That was a while back - his Quandariness may know more about the position nowadays.

I am in a Quandary now, its been that sort of day, I was not going to repond to this post because I am more of a DIY kind of guy so am not often exposed to boatyard prices.
For what its worth, Jackie Kay at Ardrishaig boatyard can not be beaten for repairs, alterations etc. practical stuff, but it sounded more like a cosmetic refit to me and Jack would think you were daft not to do your own rubbing and polishing. After that I would list Ardfern and Crinan above Kerrera as they are both better manned and equipped with a lot of different trades so you should not be paying a shipwright to do some rubbing down, but this sounds much more like the sort of job you would arrange to have done at off peak times which are now just about over for this winter. Ardfern spend a lot of the winter polishing hulls, servicing engines, varnishing etc. for their wealthy customers and their chandlery is the best stocked in Scotland, except for loose bolts and screws which Crinan still stocks the old way.
 
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