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Old 01-20-2021, 10:38 AM
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Im in Charlotte and looking for reputable fiberglass shops for possibly replacing my entire transom.

I realize I may have to go towards the coast including Southport, Wilmington or MHC. Main concern is fair and honest, good work and not on Island Time. I don’t want to drop boat off and leave for months.

Would be a plus if anyone had local suggestions.

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Old 01-20-2021, 11:58 AM
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Best suggestion for quality marine work in Charlotte is to leave and look elsewhere

Been here for about 30 years and have yet to find a person that I would use a second time

What kind of boat are you working on?
Old 01-20-2021, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
Best suggestion for quality marine work in Charlotte is to leave and look elsewhere

Been here for about 30 years and have yet to find a person that I would use a second time

What kind of boat are you working on?
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I have a guy in MHC who could do it. I don’t know his schedule but shoot me a pm and I’ll get you his info. He works a week on and a week off his regular job but he does excellent work. His prices are very fair as well.
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Waters Auto Body 2477 Belgrade Swansboro Rd. Maysville Nc.28555 910 743 5351 Duane is one of the very best in the business. Dose autos but mostly boat work. Honest and dependable but always busy. Worth any wait though.
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No way would I trust anyone around Charlotte to get that right. I also have a Grady and if it needed the work you are looking at I would start with someone that has worked them before and can prove it. Around here everyone is an expert, until they are done and you realize they aren't. For an area that has so many boaters, I am still surprised at how poor the quality of work everything marine related is

Head to the coast. There are places in Charleston all the way through Morehead City.

Call or email GW directly and ask for their recommendations. They have a fantastic customer support team and will most likely refer you to their dealers but the dealers will refer you to qualified places if they don't do the work themselves

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Originally Posted by Squid Row View Post
No way would I trust anyone around Charlotte to get that right. I also have a Grady and if it needed the work you are looking at I would start with someone that has worked them before and can prove it. Around here everyone is an expert, until they are done and you realize they aren't. For an area that has so many boaters, I am still surprised at how poor the quality of work everything marine related is

Head to the coast. There are places in Charleston all the way through Morehead City.

Call or email GW directly and ask for their recommendations. They have a fantastic customer support team and will most likely refer you to their dealers but the dealers will refer you to qualified places if they don't do the work themselves
Woolard & Nelson Fiberglass in Chocowinity do most all of GW repair work. They've done a few jobs for me over the years, not cheap but they do good work.
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Woolard and Nelson know Grady repair as good as anyone, not that anyone who knows fiberglass couldn't do as well but they are who Grady uses for warrantied repairs etc. About the same as a lot of places though, add a few weeks onto the expected completion
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Second Woolard and Nelson in Chocowinity NC. Quality work and as mentioned GW uses them themselves.
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Thank you. I have reached out to W&N and another. Grady customer service is also providing advice. I will post updates on what i find.
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We are replacing and/or closing in 3 transoms right now -- 22 Mako, 17 Lookout, and a 26 Angler Panga - with 4 more on our schedule (Privateer, Grady, Parker, and a Sea Skimmer) @GorgesBoatworks on Instagram or at Facebook - Gorges Boatworks if you want to take a look at a couple in progress - 252-671-1684 if you want to discuss the project.

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We are replacing and/or closing in 3 transoms right now -- 22 Mako, 17 Lookout, and a 26 Angler Panga - with 4 more on our schedule (Privateer, Grady, Parker, and a Sea Skimmer) @GorgesBoatworks on Instagram or at Facebook - Gorges Boatworks if you want to take a look at a couple in progress - 252-671-1684 if you want to discuss the project.
If I were me, I would take it Mark Gorges. The fact that there are a few boats ahead of you tells you a lot, especially since there are many other repair shops in the Wilmington area. You want someone who does this routinely. I have known Mark for 10 years and followed his builds. He's good.
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Check Campbells boat repair in kannapolis. All he does is fiberglass and has been in business 30+ years. It’s worth a call before you haul your boat down to the coast.

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