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Old 15-01-2016, 08:31   #1
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Best Stainless Steel Fabricator on Florida East Coast

Guys,

We need some custom stainless steel work done and I am having a lot of trouble finding a really great stainless fabricator in north-eastern florida. Apparently just about everyone that does stainless in St. Augustine is out of business leaving mostly hacks and hobbyists. We are perfectly willing to drive to get some stainless done if it means getting it done right.

Specifically, we need a custom stainless ladder made. We also want to get a new bow pulpit fabricated (nudged a piling).

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Re: Best Stainless Steel Fabricator on Florida East Coast

There's a guy in Fernandina beach. Forget his name but call tiger point marina and they'll give you contact details.

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Also Morgan metals in jax 904 616 9139 Morgan metals icon cast.net

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Vasco - thanks! I just talked to him and he is coming by Wednesday.
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Re: Best Stainless Steel Fabricator on Florida East Coast

Cabo in St.A, up the San Sebastian, I think. Give them a call to see what they think.

If you're down in Ft. Pierce, definitely Walt at the place just up the street from Riverside Marina:

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A true artist. He did the modifications and improvements on our bow cage and fabricated a cantilever roller for our anchor system:

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Use the thumbnails to examine the process and the end result. You can ignore (other than curiosity) #3&4... #1 was a quick and dirty repair by Cabo in 2009, but the metal was rotten, so we attended to it with Walt in 2012ish...
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Re: Best Stainless Steel Fabricator on Florida East Coast

Give Jeff Pira @ Xcel Marine 321-449-0387, Merritt Island, FL. He does really nice work. Makes Tuna Towers, Radar Arches, Tanks, Propeller Repair.... Aluminium and Stainless Steel

I used to Circle Boat Race with him and he is a good guy.

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Re: Best Stainless Steel Fabricator on Florida East Coast

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Guys,

We need some custom stainless steel work done and I am having a lot of trouble finding a really great stainless fabricator in north-eastern florida. Apparently just about everyone that does stainless in St. Augustine is out of business leaving mostly hacks and hobbyists. We are perfectly willing to drive to get some stainless done if it means getting it done right.

Specifically, we need a custom stainless ladder made. We also want to get a new bow pulpit fabricated (nudged a piling).

Suggestions?

- z
Just a few weeks ago had a new Pulpit fabricated for my Irwin43. From Florida East Coast quotes around $5500 from West Coast $700, so obviously mine came from West Coast. Supplier ~:
JTR Enterprises, Inc. - Untitled
here's another:
Custom Metal Fabrication - Largo Florida

Shipping to JAX $200. I prepared detailed drawings but at that shipping cost you could send the original.
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Keep us posted as to what you figure out about your ladder. I also need a custom ladder, so I might follow your lead...
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You might also consider chainplatesexpress.com. They do pulpits as well as chain plates. I had them make plates for me, and they did good work at a reasonable price.
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Guys,

We need some custom stainless steel work done and I am having a lot of trouble finding a really great stainless fabricator in north-eastern florida. Apparently just about everyone that does stainless in St. Augustine is out of business leaving mostly hacks and hobbyists. We are perfectly willing to drive to get some stainless done if it means getting it done right.

Specifically, we need a custom stainless ladder made. We also want to get a new bow pulpit fabricated (nudged a piling).

Suggestions?

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Try Air Conditioning Duct Fabricators, Water-jet cutters, Restaurant Supply and Fabricators. I had some stainless work done at a Metal Design company who specialized in water-jet cutting/sign fabrication. They were reasonable did the cutting, bending and welding and were reasonable. they also gave me the scraps and fall-off that was left over.
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Re: Best Stainless Steel Fabricator on Florida East Coast

I also recommend Ingemar who is next to Tiger Point Marina at Fernandina.
He continued to reflect on the difficulties I had and made useful suggestions,
Only problem is he's always busy but I think that's also a positive.
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