We spent over 4 years on the hard
at BL (don't get me started!) and are currently in Rebak where I am looking out the window at your boat as I write this.
There are several choices for SS work in BL. Easiest is probably the guys in orange shirts behind East Marine
. Not a lot of English
but they get the job done, are reasonable and right there. Another option is Luk down in Phuket town near Ratanachai. We had some tanks
built by a fellow named Lek who used to work at Luk's. They were beautifully done and Lek speaks more English
than most. His sister works at the BL and speaks English quite well. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a cushion made at Lekstar (near Tesco). Very good work. We will be heeading back to Thailand
in a few days to have some more upholstery done there. I have heard good things about Mozar, but he is often booked up.
For carpentry there are several options, most very good. My recommendation would be Nai and Toe at email@example.com
. I can probably find a phone
number if you need it. Nai speaks pretty good English, but with any work done on your boat it is a good idea to check in on a daily basis. Tell her I sent you and I am bringing her tools back soon!