If you are ever in need of some help with your boat and don’t know where to turn we’ve pulled together some useful contacts who club members have used to source / repair or even trade their boats. It is noted that the club does not have any links to these companies / individuals and does not take any responsibility for members who use their services.
Chandlery & Dinghy Supplies
VR Rigger (Datchet) www.v-rigger.com
Purple Marine www.purplemarine.co.uk
Pinnel and Bax www.pinbax.co.uk
Rooster Sailing www.roostersailing.com
Handy Hints - Boat Repairs
Roger Gates - All forms of GRP or wooden boat repair
Based from his home in Datchet - is recognised by a number of insurance companies
Paul Sleeman - Repair and refurb of dinghies
Will come and work at the club - lives the other side of Newbury
Espar Marine / Jason Brasier - Repair for GRP (main business is riverboats/cruisers)
Espar Marine Has a chandlery at the marina catering mainly for rivercraft
Harleyford Marina South East Agent for Hyde Sails and offer MSC members some great discounts.
Tel - 01628 471368 http://www.espar.co.uk/EsparMarlow.htm
Chris Somner - Repair and refurb of dinghies
Based in Poole. Chris has been taking care of our Bar Managers Albacore this year.
Adrian Gilkes - Repair for fibreglass, epoxy, GRP, etc.
Glass Fibre Solutions Tel - 07791 370863
Middleton Cheney, Banbury. Check out his website @ www.glassfibresolutions.co.uk
Buying and Selling Boats
A worthy mention must go to Rebellion Brewery whose great local ale keeps many of us refereshed during the season. www.rebellionbeer.co.uk