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Old 23-07-2011, 09:04   #1
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Snead Island Boatworks

I will be taking my Cheoy Lee Offshore 41 to Snead Island Boatworks to have my masts refinished among other things. I was wondering if anyone has had any dealings with this repair yard?

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Re: Snead Island Boatworks

We have been dealing with the Alderman's for upwards of 18 years and heve always found the work done at SIBW to be pretty good but not inexpensive. You must "stay on-top" of the work or extra's will creap in and nothing is cheap. For what it's worth, this isn't a great time of year to be stripping and refinishing (a) spruce mast(s). Between the heat, humidity and afternoon squalls it will be tough to get the moisture content of the timber below 15%. I am assuming they are going to dismount the mast(s). With that, you might tell Gary or the yard foreman--Steve- that you'd like to have the work done in the boathouse and not on saw horses in the yard. They'll bitch about it, but your mast will turn out much better for it.

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