Good afternoon everybody.
I am a cruiser/liveaboard based in Gothenburg, west Sweden
. I need to put my 11m steel
sailboat on the hard
this summer. It is a Bulle de Soleil, predecessor of the Chatam
, a centerboard
designed by Gilbert Caroff. It was made in the 90s in Marseille by Proalu, and then brought to Sweden
by the second owner on a trailer
in the early 2000s.
I am asking help with two related topics.
1) Do you know any shipyard in the Kattegat Sea (West Sweden, East Denmark) or Poland
that can weld and sandblast steel
? There is one in Gothenburg, but they are busy with big ships and seem to not like private owners of small boats. I have been calling for months with no luck.
2) Do you know reliable professionals offering nautical services in Poland
that can change standing rigging
in carpentry? I know that some sailors from Germany repair
their boats in Poland, for many reasons (Polish vs German wages, which means low cost, and good quality work).