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Old 20-09-2016, 06:28   #1
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Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

Hello Everyone,

Might someone know a reasonably priced welder in or near Grenada that is able to work on a steel boat hull? My hull needs repairs sufficient to get boat home to Nova Scotia. Thank you ... very much appreciated!

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Old 20-09-2016, 06:41   #2
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mark.
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Old 20-09-2016, 10:03   #3
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Hello Gord May,

Thank you!

All my best, Mark.
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Old 21-09-2016, 06:04   #4
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

Have you put this request on the 'Grenada Cruisers Information' Facebook page? Its quite resourceful and responsive.
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

Nick of teknic operates out of Spice island marina. You would need to haul. Also the yard in Carriacou probably has welding. Check with Arlene at Clarke's court bay marina, that is an open yard so they may know someone
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

Go with Nick at Spice Island...he did excellent work while we were there.
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

Silvio, on Blues Breaker, does excellent work and has reasonable prices. His workshop boat is located in Saga Bay on the east side of Hog Island, Grenada.

His local phone number is (473) 420-7677
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Does the Op need to haul
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

TechNick has a shop at Spice Island Marine Services, True Blue Highway, Grenada. From the water side, this yard is on Prickly Bay. Nick has done some welding and fabrication for me and is very reliable. He employs several welders and I think he can handle a big project. Telephone
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

Don't go with Nic at Spice Island. Tecnic

Its not often that I will say something like that but in this case I will.
I asked him for a quote for davits (was gunna be about $5,000 US so not a small job) I went and saw him every week for 6 MONTHS.
He never even got the quote done!
How the hell can he get your job done?

So be very, very wary.

Maybe others have had better luck but I bet there's lots who have not.


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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

Tech Nik is good. I would also check with X Marine based in Clarkes Court Boatyard and with Royan.

Royan has done some great work for us and comes well recommended. Here is his number 406-0894.
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Old 26-09-2016, 06:38   #12
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

Hello,

Thank you taking the time to provide me with some options ... very much appreciated!!

My boat is presently lying at GM. The work would need to be completed there or, alternatively, patched, sailed and hauled at another yard. As I understand, GM is a closed yard.

Thank you!! Mark.
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

I too have been unsuccessful in reaching Nick at Technicks for some time regarding some work I asked him to quote on and do this past May.
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

I said he is good. I didn't say he was easy to find. As for being wary, he did not give you a quote, but he also did not take your money.
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Re: Looking for a Welder in or close to Grenada

I would not use the welders at Grenada Marine. They were an absolute disaster for us when trying to close a thru-hull on our previous aluminum boat. They did very sloppy and ill informed MIG work (for example, not using a clean ground clamp to the hull, and so constantly losing the arc mid-weld). I tested the weld with soapy water and compressed air the next day, and bubbles came through all along the new weld. I asked the yard manager to either find a different welder or have this one more carefully supervised (and taught) by the metal shop manager, and he became very aggressive and threatened to stop all work and leave us stranded in the yard. I'm a very mellow guy, I've been dealing with yards all over the world for twenty years, and that's the only time I've had someone explode or threaten me. The welder lied and claimed we hit it with a hammer on the inside of the hull while he was welding, disturbing the puddle. Just weird, and so much drama. Some people like their stainless work for arches (and etc), but as a hobbyist welder, I was unimpressed by the way they 'cheated' (using TIG on a low amp pulse setting with no filler rod) to make good looking (to the uninformed), but weak, welds. That said, I was happy with their carpentry and painting departments.

Nick at Technik (Spice Island Marine) is good, but he is very busy. It took him months to get to a small job we had.

I feel your best option is the yard at Carriacou. The yard is small, inexpensive, low key, and friendly. The gentleman who welds, who has his own shop on a big converted trimaran, is very good. However, you may want to contact him before you go up there, to see if you need to bring whatever metal with you. When I was there he wanted to order raw materials from Martinique, which is slow.

The best situation I know of is in St Martin, if you can make it up there. We had excellent work done there.
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