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Old 25-11-2012, 13:48   #1
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Recommendations for repairers

We are new sailboat owners, Brewer 42 and we need some repair work done - through hulls replaced, and hoses replaced, etc. We are located in fort Launderdale but are not from this area so if some one could recommend a marina for our haul out which wouldnt break the bank, we would appreciate it. Or if you could recommend a repair company...thanks so much.

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Old 25-11-2012, 14:01   #2
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Re: Recommendations for repairers

I'm a big fan of doing most of the work yourself, with guidance if needed. Thru hulls and hoses should be something any self reliant sailor can do themselves. Check out Playboy Marine in Dania just south of Ft. Lauderdale, they should be able to haul you and they will let you do your own work or bring in qualified people to guide you or do what you don't feel comfortable with.
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Old 26-11-2012, 08:17   #3
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Playboy is closed until January and Crackerboy in Rivera Beach has a waiting list. Both are the only do it yourself marinas in the area I know of.
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Old 26-11-2012, 08:40   #4
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Are you set on the Ft. Lauderdale area or can you go further north in Florida?
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Old 27-11-2012, 12:54   #5
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If you want someone else to do the work that is reliable and fair, it's worth the cruise North to Lost River Marine in Stuart. Great facility, good people and protected dock.
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Re: Recommendations for repairers

Unfortunately, Ft. Lauderdale is likely the most costly venue for marine services in Florida. We found prices there substantially higher than prices for similar work elsewhere. If possible I would suggest you move the yacht. The Stuart/Port St. Lucie/Port Salerno area (north) has some good yards as does Miami (south). Take a look at (registration is free) which can provide some good information.

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