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Old 04-10-2012, 22:39   #16
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Re: Sailing out of Singapore

I know it's kind of inappropriate but I would like to ask all Singaporean boat buyers who had purchased boats from dealers here if they encountered any bad experiences.

Any cheating cases?

The journey of a sailor begins when he falls in love with his boat. So the journey begins with both good and bad dealers
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Re: Sailing out of Singapore

We sailed out of Singapore until 2010 though we intend to come back it will be quite a few years. Too many adentures to hae before we head back to Singers.

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Re: Sailing out of Singapore

No bad experience with Dealers in Singapore. But that could be because I didn't use any Dealers here

I do have a lot of concerns about the quality of work carried out by the so called professionals here in Singapore


And that specifically includes the guys who commission new boats for Simpson Marine, as well as the others


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Re: Sailing out of Singapore

My experience is most used boats in Singapore sell by word of mouth or bulletin board sales. Brokers tend to handle the newer and bigger boats and out of country sales.
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Re: Sailing out of Singapore

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Re-activating this thread I realized that I never read your posts at the time. A bit late, but thank you for posting. Not that Palau is in SEA, but what do you have to say of that part of the world?

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Old 05-10-2012, 17:15   #21
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The brokers tend to be brokers. They are ok in general. Competition is tough so they try. Compared with experiences posted by CFrs from the US and Australia they are light years better here in SEA.

Contractors, as Carlisle Spirit is saying, is another matter altogether. Very few people are allowed onto my boat. Only 2 in fact. I regularly find myself on other people's boats trying to help fix disasters, but I do not do it on a commercial basis.

Better try to learn how to repair things and what the right way to do them are than pay someone and then have to re-do it after you learn that they did it badly. Only too often in this part of the world.
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No bad experience with Dealers in Singapore. But that could be because I didn't use any Dealers here

I do have a lot of concerns about the quality of work carried out by the so called professionals here in Singapore


And that specifically includes the guys who commission new boats for Simpson Marine, as well as the others


Happy to detail my experiences over a beer ( so that I don't end up in Court )


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Oh mine. That's making me very worried now. My new boat is being commissioned by them and I spend $15,000 euros for that. I would really appreciate you could give me the Contacts to the right contractors who do your boats. Those that you trust.

Btw Carlisle spirit how is it your Boat does not lean over when shes underway?
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The brokers tend to be brokers. They are ok in general. Competition is tough so they try. Compared with experiences posted by CFrs from the US and Australia they are light years better here in SEA.

Contractors, as Carlisle Spirit is saying, is another matter altogether. Very few people are allowed onto my boat. Only 2 in fact. I regularly find myself on other people's boats trying to help fix disasters, but I do not do it on a commercial basis.

Better try to learn how to repair things and what the right way to do them are than pay someone and then have to re-do it after you learn that they did it badly. Only too often in this part of the world.
Hi mick. Could you highlight some of the disasters that u speak off? How do u resolve it?
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Oh mine. That's making me very worried now. My new boat is being commissioned by them and I spend $15,000 euros for that. I would really appreciate you could give me the Contacts to the right contractors who do your boats. Those that you trust.

Btw Carlisle spirit how is it your Boat does not lean over when shes underway?
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Re: Sailing out of Singapore

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There are several contractors around who just simply don't do things right. They do it the easy way. They either don't know the right ways or they don't care. There are two exemptions, North American Boat Services who do general engineering and Wilson who does refrigeration. Not worth talking about anyone else. Read from books and this forum and you'll be able to do most things. Call on us and we'll give you a hand when you need it.

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Thanks guys. Will north American boat services do any repairs for a boat which is french made?

I certainly will need Wilson's contact since I have a fridge and an ice maker on board
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Thanks guys. Will north American boat services do any repairs for a boat which is french made?

I certainly will need Wilson's contact since I have a fridge and an ice maker on board
Yes, NABS is just a name. They will be able to help. Don't worry about it. Same for Wilson, but you shouldn't have problems with new fridges.
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I will use NABS for all my boats needs. I know it sounds crazy but does anyone of you good fellas have problems with leaky boats?

Does your boats leak? There is a saying that all boats leak. I was just wondering if I will have problems with leaky bilges or engine compartments on my lagoon cat.
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I think you'll find that if anything leaks you'll be able to fix it yourself without paying others. Besides, they are not cheap. Don't panic yet.
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I think you'll find that if anything leaks you'll be able to fix it yourself without paying others. Besides, they are not cheap. Don't panic yet.
What causes a boat to leak? I know old wooden boats leak but Fiberglas? Does it leak?
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