AD Marine Services at HYC (Hayling Island) on 02392 465638, but you mustn't call him until he's put my gearbox back together again /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif . Yanmar and Beta agent, knowledgable and helpful.
Would it be helpful if people making recommendations in response to posts like this could offer a bit more information than just a name?
Otherwise, we can't know if a recommendation is being made simply because someone turned up to change a set of oil filters on time, or because the outfit concerned has demonstrated a set of uniquely valuable qualities which set them above 'industry norms', so to speak.
Picking an example at random from the responses above – surely it's more useful to know whether a gearbox works properly after it's repaired, and not whether the man, woman or boy who's promised to do it appears knowledgeable or helpful before putting it back together!
I'm sure all the posters above are a) genuine and b) trying to be helpful, but really we are about as well-informed after reading your responses as we would be after a flick through the yellow pages.
I was also going to recommend John Cutler, but as his brother is regular crew it may have appeared that I'm biased.
John fitted new shaft coupling, Ambassador rope-cutter, fuel emergency cut-off for me recently. On schedule and thorough. Highly recommended and as you say the Emsworth community don't take any trade prisoners!
I bought my Victoria 800 from Chichester and prior to bringing it to the Thames I had John Cutler service the Volvo 2010. He had maintained it from new and re-assured me as to it's condition before purchase.