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Old 30-04-2013, 19:28   #121
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Avoid Raffles Marina if you can The guy who runs it is a complete knob and they are useless at doing stuff

All their serious work is done by others who they contract in
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Clarifying

I meant to say the haul out facilities run by Marina Yacht Services, located at Raffles Marina

Nothing at all wrong with Raffles Marina itself
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Thanks CS! Have already ruled it out, Mr. Knob gave an estimate of 18k for a top to bottom paint job...
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Three years ago I received perfect service at the Raffles yard. Clean, fair and anti foul. No bargain. But excellent service.

A top and bottom paint job done right is expensive. You can get independents to do the work for less but it requires a great amount of supervision.
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Good facility, just not cheap.
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I spoke to MYS@raffles boss who advised me to look elsewhere in not so many words...
wow ...

good to know ...

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Three years ago I received perfect service at the Raffles yard. Clean, fair and anti foul. No bargain. But excellent service.

A top and bottom paint job done right is expensive. You can get independents to do the work for less but it requires a great amount of supervision.
I second that.
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I've taken the boat out a couple of times there and had the work needed done. I was never overcharged, but the prices were always significantly higher than in Phuket. You just have to find out if it is worth going there to do the work. A good paint job in Phuket should be significantly cheaper. A top of the range one not so, but it will be top of the range. Can't get something for nothing.

There is a facility in Johor called Dalac Marine. They have a very shallow entrance that for my 6'6" can be a problem, but I have seen a couple of their paint jobs and they look outstanding. Contact them through Marine International.
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thanks Capt.

In all fairness to MYS@Raffles, yes, all that I've read about them indicate a good job. The boss did spend a quarter of an hour explaining to me why he thought that I should go to Thailand for the job and I had to badger him for an approximate figure. All in all, a jovial conversation.

Basically for me, that sort of costs was not what I had in mind. I check out Dalac, thanks!
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Sorry guys. I am going to stick with my original advice. Stay clear of MYS if you can

They may have the capacity to do good work but generally it's crap. It's because no one in the yard itself knows anything.

I can say this with confidence because I took them to court on that basis and won !
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Is anyone here a member of the Changi Sailing Club? I need a seconder
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Is anyone here a member of the Changi Sailing Club? I need a seconder
Ask Dan (Ex-Calif), he might know.

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I am... and would recommend Tim from XSP (Xtreme sailing products). He has a small setup at Changi Sailing club, and does decent work. Areola can do good work, but he's been unwell & is also rather busy at the moment...

Do bear in mind that if you do haul out at Changi Sailing Club, you will perhaps need to pay for a crane (not sure how big your boat is), as we did for our 37' boat. At a guess, under 30' could go up on the slipway.

Also note that land storage fees (running about 800 a month) are payable by you. So whoever does the work at Changi, make sure you get a realistic time frame, and get some kind of assurance it will be stuck to... otherwise you'll be stuck with the bill for the extra time on shore.
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Hi Sharpey,

I guess I need a proposer + a seconder before I can join up, would you be able to help? If you're ok, let me know please? I need 2 members

I met/spoke to Arriola, and he seemed ok, and would look at what work was needed on the boat. I've got a 28ft, 2.8ton boat, so I think maybe the yard can still handle it.

I haven't met or spoke to Tim before. I think basically a repaint/antifouling is in order, that's about it unless advised.
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Sure thing... not a problem.

That size could fit on one of the slipway trolleys, no worries.

Happy to discuss further...

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Managed to sort everything out yesterday, mooring letter in hand now, MPA today!

Thanks all for your help!
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