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Bow Pulpit for Catalina 38
OTOH TIQ is one of the outfits that has presented problems to those ordering from a distance. I think Bruce does nice work, tho'' it surely isn''t cheap, but when the workers get involved in the projects without oversight, sometimes there are wrinkles.
Since Mitch is recommending TIQ based on its history of providing OEM parts, I''ll offer JTR in Gulfport, FL as another alternative. It''s a shop with huge machines due to its historic business as the primary stainless supplier to Morgan, Gulf Star, Endeavor and other builders in the Tampa Bay area in the past. These days it''s run by the same fellow who does most of the work, while the shop remains in ownership of the two brothers who started it. Sorry...all the boat biz cards are on the boat, but JTR is worth calling Directory Assistance to find (area code is 727) if one wants to start shopping distant vendors. For all I know, they''ve supplied stainless parts to Catalina''s FL plant which is only about 10 miles away in Largo.