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I need to find a good stainless steel fabricator who can make chain plates, stern rails and other repairs in eastern NC or Southern VA. Reasonable prices would be nice. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks jim M.
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The chain plates can be made by most any reputable machine shop. If you can supply the pattern it''s not a hard thing to find.

The only vendor for ss railing I know of is off the Rappahannock here on the middle VA peninsula. They specialize on the fishing boats with a mile of ss tubing (serious big money). I suspect VA Beach / Norfolk would be a place to start looking. Caling marinas may be a good start for getting some leads.

Fabricators make things so they don''t often like to repair stuff.
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This is a good question. I am also in a need of custom-made chainplates. The construction is not entirely trivial (they are welded loops with a flat base). Where would I find the "machine shop"? Everyone seems to talk about them but I''ve yet to successfully track one down. Something in general Annapolis area would be nice but MD/VA anywhere is fine too. Recomendations?
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hello, as a journeyman steel fabricator i would recomend you search out not only machine shops and fabrication shops but also welding shops as most of them have fabricators on staff or can at least have personel in their employ to handle most anything . remember that most items of structural componants should be welded by qualified people.
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need the name of a good stainless steel fabricator

Here are just a couple of possibilities in the Annapolis area:

Annapolis Marine Metals, Inc. Ph/Fax 410-295-7586

Kato Marine Stainless steel and aluminum fabricators
http://www.katomarine.com/

Schubert''s Welding & Machine Service
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 266-8005

Atlantic Spars and Rigging
410-268-1570
complete mast, rigging and metal fabrication source

I found these on the web, but to follow up on jnanjorl''s suggestions, just look in the Yellow Pages of your phone book under "machine shops", "steel fabricators" or "welding"
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