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A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:52 pm

http://www.boatbuildersscotland.co.uk

I am thinking of having some work completed on my boat by A and R Way Boat Building. They have a yard on the Crinan Canal. Does anyone have any experience of their work, or doing business with them, value for money. Any thoughts or comments?

Also, what other companies, or individuals are there around the area Firth of Clyde and Argyle area that could be engaged to complete joinery work on a boat e.g. galley doors, ply linings, mouldings, some template making and veneer repair / overlaying. Just the joinery, no varnishing or wiring work.

If an enterprising individual has skill and time and fancies working on my boat, I could be interested in engaging their services. Typical scope of work: fit existing galley doors (repair oversized hinge holes, new locks), make new galley doors from cutouts in new carcass (carcass installed), refit edgings, fit new ply panel linings over chart table and galley windows, stuff like that. I have most of the materials.

I need to get sailing, not working on the boat.

Thanks,

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Re: A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps

Postby Orla » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:43 pm

There was a guy called Alistair who worked out of Oban, Alistair Maclean I think, he was also with the Lifeboats.

He did a new door for me and a new bulkhead for the stove while I was In Kererra a few years back, did a great job, hard to tie him down, always very busy.

This could be him - http://www.facebook.com/macleanmarineservices

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Re: A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps

Postby mm5aho » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:23 pm

New Horizons boat builders pretty good too.

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High Quality Yacht & Boat Repairs. Services include wooden repairs, joinery, teak decks, Hull & deck fittings, windows and hatches. Fittings, windows and hatches. Internal alterations, headlining and carpets. GRP and gel-coat repairs. Hull valves serviced and fitted. Bow thruster tunnels fitted. Flexiteek – suppliers and fitters. Mobile: 0786 7512274
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Re: A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps

Postby Aja » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:44 pm

Chris Ings Boatbuilding Ltd.
Lilybank Old School Road, Garelochhead
G84 0AT Garelochhead
Argyll and Bute Scotland

Or

Alan Priddy at New World

Or

John S Hill in Johnstone

Depends where the boat is really. Some are happy to travel further than others imo.

Do you really need a boatbuilder for the work or a joiner?

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Postby mm5aho » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:12 pm

"Alan Priddy at New World"

is that the same as New Horizons? (Rhu, Alan Priddy)
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Postby Aja » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:51 pm

Sorry, confusing. Alan Priddy at New Horizons. New World is the chandlers.

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Re: A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:26 pm

Aja wrote: .... Do you really need a boatbuilder for the work or a joiner? ....


No I don't need a boat builder just a good worker of wood that will give a quality finish. If I am going to pay I want a good job done, if it's not going to be good I may as well do it myself over time. A and R Way look to be good at fitting out as well as building.

My objective now is getting the work finished instead of saving money by doing it myself, the boats has been out the water too long.
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John S Hill, Boat Builders

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:57 pm

Has anyone experience of 'John S. Hill Boatbuilders' from Fairlie, quality of wood work and reputation. I had him down at the boat and he was obviously knowledgeable and experienced. Just wondering if anyone has seen his work or has experience of him.

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Re: A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps

Postby Shuggy » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:34 am

A couple of things to add...

I had work done by Adam Way on my last boat. She had new bulwarks and he did a great job. I thoroughly recommend him and he's a great guy to boot.

The other person to consider is Graeme Allan of Sticks and String. He is loosely based in Barcaldine. I have got to know him over the last 2 years and have seen the high quality of his work and his (IMHO) reasonable prices. You can contact him at sticksandstring@hotmail.com.

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Re: John S Hill, Boat Builders

Postby Pete Cooper » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:25 am

BlowingOldBoots wrote:Has anyone experience of 'John S. Hill Boatbuilders' from Fairlie, quality of wood work and reputation. I had him down at the boat and he was obviously knowledgeable and experienced. Just wondering if anyone has seen his work or has experience of him.

Thanks,

Alastair


My brother's boat needed new washboards. He had a supply of some kind of hard wood and asked John S. Hill to make some washboards from it. The washboards were made, fitted and looked nice. However I think that John should have said that the wood supplied was unsuitable - it warps in warm weather and then straightens when it cools down. The actual work seemed OK - I just feel that advice should have ben given.

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Re: A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps

Postby PaulJS » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:07 pm

Good afternoon all,

Does anyone know of a useful boaty handyman in or around the Scottish side of the Solway Firth area?

I've got my boat out of the water at Kippford, but due to working abroad and weather often being dodgy while I'm home, the list of jobs just gets longer. I would love to find someone who can do some of the jobs I'd like to do but never have time for. Honestly, I average about 3 days every 9 weeks when I can get some progress made.

Needless to say I would be happy to pay fair prices.

Thanks,

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Re: A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:07 pm

Well, many beer tokens later, the joinery work is just about complete with A and R Way at his Cairnbaan yard. As usual more ugly stuff raised its head as work progressed so it had to be dealt with. I am very pleased with the work but to reduce overrun costs I will varnish myself, so I still have that to do.

Rewire is well underway and I hope to have the boat ready to move to Craobh Haven on Saturday, coming, although not all stuff will be completed.

Old Boats, eh!

The new galley which is a mix of my own work and A and R Way's.

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Re: A and R Way Boat Building / Other Skilled Joinery Peeps

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:44 pm

Well, too hasty a prediction it turns out, another month in the canal now. There are usually nice days in November.
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