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Old 09-11-2013, 05:12   #1
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Up the Canaries without a rudder!

Hello

Hope we've put this in the right category, we're new to this forum. Having had little success with the YBW forum we are looking for advice.

We need to have our boat lifted to carry out some repairs in the Canaries. We are looking for advice on anyone who undertaken work recently as to the best place to go.

We require a friendly local, preferably English speaking, engineering shop to have new rudder bearings manufactured and also a good general chandlery. We want to complete the work ourselves and would need to live on board during this time.

We are thinking of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria but as yet have not had a reply to our enquiry email. Anyone have any good suggestions? We are quite keen to get this sorted as soon as possible as this unexpected problem is delaying our trip.

Thanks in advance for any help
Darren and Vicki
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:11   #2
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Re: Up the Canaries without a rudder!

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Darren and Vicki.
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Re: Up the Canaries without a rudder!

Hello, Vicki and Darren,

our experience with the marinas there has been that you have to call them - most of them did not respond to e-mails. We are currently in Tenerife...

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Re: Up the Canaries without a rudder!

Thanks Guys

Looking forward to participating in a more down to earth forum. Will try calling Las Palmas on Monday morning to try an book a lift. If any body has experience of any engineering shop please do let us know this would be very helpful. Thanks for your posts

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Re: Up the Canaries without a rudder!

Greetings,

Before you have bearings custom made, check out IGUS I-glide. I replaced mine for less than 10 dollars each a few years ago. Many material options and sizes.

igus® - iglide® Plastic Bushings

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Re: Up the Canaries without a rudder!

Hi, Darren and Vicky: I live in the marina of Pasito Blanco,in the south of Gran Canaria; I never had that problem but I know a boat that is currently being repaired the rudder here, so I supose,there are people here who know about it. I could ask if You wish; I am just to depart from Pasito for five days sailing on Monday. I shall be back on Saturday. Anything I can do for You, do not hesitate to ask. The marina has plenty of space now for taking the boat out for repair. The email address of the marina is Bienvenido al puerto deportivo de Pasito Blanco — Pasito Blanco You can do the reservation through.
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Re: Up the Canaries without a rudder!

Cheers guys

The other option for the rudder sounds interesting. We'll have a look.

Also thanks for the information on Gran Canaria, Agustin. It is the island we were thinking of heading for so it's good to know there is space in other marinas. Please don't inconvenience yourself on our behalf. We'll send them an email and find out what our options are but it sounds very promising.

Thanks again
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In my experience las palmas is the only place where there is enough engineering , chandleries etc to tackle a job like that. I can't remember seeing a boat lift though , where is it. Is it near the petrol station. ?

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Re: Up the Canaries without a rudder!

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We are thinking of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria but as yet have not had a reply to our enquiry email. Anyone have any good suggestions? We are quite keen to get this sorted as soon as possible as this unexpected problem is delaying our trip.

Thanks in advance for any help
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Canaries, think Africa not Spain. I tried to get a quote from Rolnautic in Las Palmas, its only after I asked three time they gave me a quote. Rubicon marina is supposed to be good, I don't know the situation as to whether you can live on the boat or do your own work though.
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Look for Puerto de Mogan, GC south, nice little village, all facilities.
http://www.worldmarineguide.com/gran...ry-islands.htm

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Re: Up the Canaries without a rudder!

I can link you to an English, registered, repair and fabrication yacht business in Las Palmas. PM me if you want. You can use our local boatyard for haul out.

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Re: Up the Canaries without a rudder!

Hi Guys

Sorry for the delay, but been on the move.

We think we are going to head for Las Palmas tomorrow and pick up the material and make some enquiry's. Thanks very much for the suggestions we will endeavour to look into all of them.

Barnakiel we have sent you a PM.

Thanks again guys, fair winds

Darren and Vicki x
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