Very Good Vendor Thread - Page 4 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree16Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 02-13-2010
chef2sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6,997
Thanks: 29
Thanked 55 Times in 51 Posts
Rep Power: 7
chef2sail will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
I second Torrenson Marine with specialty parts for my C&C 35
Defender Marine
Dan at Sailrite in Annapolis
Harbor Haven Marina in Rock Hall for impeccable srvice and getting the job done on time and at the price quoted
canucksailorguy likes this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #32  
Old 02-15-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Western MA & Maine
Posts: 157
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Shortman is on a distinguished road
Hamilton Marine, prices comparable to Defender, good knowledge. Because much of their business is with fishermen, they have good practical foulies, yachtie & fisherman brands, great fastener selection.
Faircloth Sailmakers - great boat cover, great service.
John Williams Boat Co., Mount Desert Is., ME - allow helpful with DIY owners & put up with my excentricities.
Acadia Sails, Mt Desert - great service.
Old Lyme Marina, Old Lyme CT - parts dept very helpful with Yanmar parts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #33  
Old 02-15-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
Korben is on a distinguished road
Binnacle.com in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Friendly , good knowledge and bend over backwards helpful.
norahs arc likes this.
__________________
Sailing since 2008
1977 Mirage 26
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to Korben For This Useful Post:
eherlihy (06-06-2013)
  #34  
Old 02-15-2010
wwilson's Avatar
Chesapeake Sailor
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Herrington Harbor, MD
Posts: 579
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
wwilson is on a distinguished road
Gelcoat Repair

Last fall ('09) I had Osprey Marine Composites, Deale MD located on the Chesapeake Bay at Herrington Harbor North, repair scratches and chips on my boat that surely must have been made when someone else was at the helm.

The repairs to 9-years of accumulated dings and scrapes came out very, very nicely, including a challenging color match on a shear stripe gouge (always break the raft before the thunder storm). Their price was quite reasonable for first-class work also, coordination with them via e-mail, phone and in-person could not have been easier.

I highly recommended this company. They also have expert reputation for Osmotic Blister Repair - but that is hearsay and I hope never to gain that particular first hand experience.

Feel free to p.m. if you are looking for similar services.

Wayne
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #35  
Old 02-15-2010
Brezzin's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 379
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
Brezzin is on a distinguished road
I have to give a Hat tip to Cramer Custom Canvas in Pawcatuck, CT. They built the bimini and dodger for my boat. After the second season the Sunbrella Bimini began to fill up with water after a heavy rain and not shed it. When I called Chris Cramer about it he came right out and added an additional support for the Bimini. Hardware and labor free of charge. He told me that this should never have happened in the first place so it was his responsibility.
__________________
Dave
s/v "eclipse"
Mystic CT
2007 Hunter 49
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #36  
Old 02-15-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY
Posts: 463
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 8
tweitz is on a distinguished road
The Canvas Shop in Huntington, L.I. got a lot of bad publicity a while ago. I mentioned then that they had done my dodger on a prior boat and the bimini on the current one and had done a fine job. Last season I got some pretty bad wear on the bimini, caused by my rolling it up without the supplied cover so it chafed badly on the backstays. The bimini had been through 4 seasons and it never even occurred to me to suggest it was their fault. I dropped the bimini off at the Canvas Store in the fall, they saw what was wrong, and did a nice job fixing it. I expected a bill; didn't get one. All I got was a call asking if I wanted to pick it up or if they should ship it. The only charge was the cost of shipping. Can't beat that.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #37  
Old 02-18-2010
Capstan's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Capstan is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to Capstan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shortman View Post
Hamilton Marine, prices comparable to Defender, good knowledge. Because much of their business is with fishermen, they have good practical foulies, yachtie & fisherman brands, great fastener selection.
Faircloth Sailmakers - great boat cover, great service.
John Williams Boat Co., Mount Desert Is., ME - allow helpful with DIY owners & put up with my excentricities.
Acadia Sails, Mt Desert - great service.
Old Lyme Marina, Old Lyme CT - parts dept very helpful with Yanmar parts.
Shortman,

I sail an Island Packet 35 on the great lakes now but I used to keep my boat (a Morgan 32) at Old Lyme Marina. You will never find a nicer more helpful group. It is a testament to the family that, when the original owner passed, his children took over and have kept the tradition for another 20 years!

As for Hammilton Marine-ditto They are the best place for quality line and other equipment at really good prices. They also have a huge store of classic bronze fittings by (the now defunct) Wilcox and Crittenden

Cheers
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #38  
Old 05-19-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 42
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
davmarwood is on a distinguished road
Good Vendors - Harken

I would like to commend the personnel at Harken for their help in solving a problem we had with our 12 year old boat. The Harken outhaul car came up with a missing sheave and pin. Both online and telephone efforts to secure a replacement with the usual catalog suppliers could only produce a replacement for the complete outhaul car assembly at a cost of $319.00 plus shipping. A call to Harken produced a real human who said she would look and get back to me in an hour. During that hour she made the effort to look for and found the sheave and pin, put it on her desk, called me and quoted the cost at $28.00. Three days later I had the parts. Needless to say, I am pleased with this type of service!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #39  
Old 06-10-2010
casioqv's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 410
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
casioqv is on a distinguished road
Since there's no "very bad vendor thread" I just wanted to warn people about marinenutz.com

I purchased a mount for my boat BBQ from them, because the product was discontinued but they were the only people on the Internet still listing them in stock. Turns out they were mistaken, and sent me a mount for a totally different BBQ, one that won't work and normally costs half as much money!

They have basically stolen my money, because I still haven't been able to get a refund after 7 months. They usually take about a month to respond to e-mails, and never answer phone calls. They did send a shipping label to return the incorrect product, but it arrived 2 months ago (it took 5 months of pestering from me to get a return shipping label)- and they still haven't refunded me any money.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #40  
Old 07-02-2010
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,925
Thanks: 75
Thanked 214 Times in 206 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
I have to give props to a couple of outfits after today.

Keeping in mind that we have a relatively rare marinized VW Rabbit diesel engine (a la "Pathfinder")


Heading out yesterday, after motoring in calm for about an hour I decided to check the stuffing box gland (recently repacked).. it was fine but there was 2 inches of water below the engine itself

Further investigation showed that the pressure cap had failed/released, and that I was pushing water out of the reservoir.. Thought about that for a bit and realized that I must have a hole in the heat exchanger and had essentially a RWC engine. Fortunately the flow was that direction and there was no overheating.

Stuck on an island now with only phone service, I called a couple of friends, one of whom found a company in Washington state that built these cores on a per-order basis, with normal delivery 3-5 days. "Great", I thought.. holiday weekend coming up, good luck with that..... phoned them up anyway and I'll be damned if they didn't build one today, the employee took it home with him to Bellingham (a 1 hour drive across the line for us). We managed to nurse it home, sailing when we could, and now we have a brand new one in hand to install tomorrow. No extra charges, no fedex/customs broker fees - and even Canada Customs let us through on the way home.

So - kudos to Doug at AAA Marine Parts of Tacoma WA, and Dan at Seakamp Engineering in Bellingham, who built and handed off this part in 8 hours!!!


AAA MARINE PARTS WHOLESALE Home Page

New Page 0 (Seakamp)
Ritchard likes this.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)

Last edited by Faster; 07-02-2010 at 11:57 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cruising beginner Seanmc Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 7 09-01-2014 10:13 AM
Info on a good charter in the BVI's timetasell General Discussion (sailing related) 4 12-17-2010 08:05 AM
Seeking GOOD Boat Yard S. FL. lowryjim General Discussion (sailing related) 5 08-09-2010 08:28 PM
Read any good books lately? dnr General Discussion (sailing related) 21 12-13-2002 10:10 AM
How to Find a Good Sailing School for Your Child Michelle Potter Learning to Sail Articles 0 05-24-2000 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:58 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.