Advice Wanted – Canvas Work
I get a lot of requests from people looking for good trades people. Just recently I have had several asking about companies that make/repair boat canvas / clears.
So woodys who out there is doing good work at fair rates?
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UPDATE 11-04-2016 I received a great e-mail from Frank Warnock – given all his good deeds, I have posted it below.
Hi Alan, need a Sailmaker, Marine Trimmer or Upholsterer? Stop looking for I am your man. Here is my CV
1 I am a CYA member and my yacht Offshore is in the year book.
2 I make all the launch numbers for the CYA, ask Joyce.
3 I am the official flag maker to the Squadron (and also a member) for divisional and race management flags, ask Georgia.
4 I made the sails and all the covers for Rainbow, ask the owners.
5 I made and donated all the squabs for Gypsy.
6 I am making a new set of squabs for Stevo Cranch and Rainbird to go with the cover I made for him.
7 Although Offshore is a faster yacht than Paramour I still do Bruce Tantrum’s work.
It’s my Birthday tomorrow and I’ll be 82 so I am past crawling around boats fitting covers but I can do repairs, restitching and replacing clears etc. I have a double garage workshop at my home in Glen Eden and only charge $50.00 per hour for labour except if the customer is a lawyer when I charge $500.00 !!!
My main customer is Burnsco Marine who I make Safety equipment like Harnesses and tethers plus Rope tail bags, bosun’s chairs, Kevlar gear bags, canvas buckets etc. It is all nice easy work and keeps me off the street plus it helps pay the costs of owning a modern classic yacht which is “bloody expensive” as you no doubt know.
I served my apprentiship with Sails and Covers Ltd. In Fort Street then owned Shoresails Ltd for 36 years before retiring. Janet and I were away cruising in Offshore for January and February and had eight days away at Easter and we hope to get a couple more weekends away before winter arrives. We average about 20 hours a week working.
My contact details are Frank Warnock, 97 Rosier Road Glen Eden. Phone 8181131 or 0274 739 303 e mail address as above and I would love to be of more assistance to CYA members.
8 I almost forgot to say that I am a good looking guy.!