THE BOSUN'S LOCKER
|A list of
resources for any and everything that vintage boat owners need. Propellers,
engines, spares, timber, fastenings, outboards, instruments, portholes, cleats,
caulking irons, etc. etc.
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Spliced Mooring Lines: Properly spliced-in loops in twisted or plaited rope can be done to order by Penton Hook Marina Chandlery (provided you buy the rope there) for a small fee that is donated to the RNLI.
Industrial Fastenings (Brass screws, copper nails etc): Quality Suppliers Ltd., Unit 3 Hersham Trading estate Walton 01932 - 248831
Nuts, Bolts, Studs, Screws (all threads): Jones Industrial Fasteners, 103 Brighton Road,
Surbiton KT6 Tel 0208 390 4818
Hoods, Covers, Upholstery
Hoods, Covers, Upholstery, Trimmings to
immaculate standards (he is a top vintage car restorer) :
Hull and General
Chrome Plating: C.M.A. at 5 Gordon Road,
Ashford Middx. 01784 -252694
Engines & Machinery
Propellers, prop repairs, shafts, stern gear,
repairs, brass and bronze fittings and fixings, and much more:
Perkins spares: Volspec Ltd. Woodrolfe Rd., Tollesbury, Essex CM9 8SE Tel: 01621 869756 (also Volvo Penta)
Ailsa Craig engines and spares: Dr Robert Kisch (formerly owner and director of Ailsa Craig Ltd.) has a website at: www.ailsacraigengines.co.uk
BMC, Leyland, Newage, engine & gearbox spares: (was Tempest Diesel) AMC Diesel Engineering Ltd., Hall Lane, Longton, PRESTON PR4 5ZD, Lancs Tel 01772 613003
Valves, Guides etc. made to pattern: Reids Upset Forgings Ltd, Unit 22, 74 Earlsdon Street, Coventry CV5 6EJ.
Starter Motor Spares: D H Day. Aldrans, Church Hill, Wroughton,
Swindon, Wilts SN4 9JR.
(The last 5 taken from Stuart Wilkinson's excellent article in the Autumn 2001 "Boater" magazine)
Boat Surveys: Tony McGrail Tel 01202 749 727. Tony was a TVBC member for several years and owned the ADLS vessel "Lazy Days" amongst other boats.
Boat Safety Scheme Examiner: Roger Downer has done many club boats (including two of mine) and takes a sensible and realistic approach to the problems that vintage boat owners face. Tel: 01483 202 419 Mob: 07860 636 821
Thames Vintage Boat Club's own resources
Engines and Engine Manuals for owners of Traditional Boats
"Is there an old boat engine lurking unloved and unused in the corner
of your life? Don't let things get to the point where you are obliged to
dump it, there is a way of finding it a good home. We run a service which puts those seeking a
traditional engine in touch with those who wish to get rid of one. We store engines which we are given, and list on our website those for
which the owner would like some money. The TVBC gets a donation from us on a direct sale, and we ask the seller
to make a donation on an indirect sale. At the moment we are not seeing many "new" engines coming onto the
website, but we know they are out there, very probably taking up space which could be useful for something else.
BMC diesels: am I the last person to know that you can buy brand new
BMC diesels, 1.5 and 1.8s, with gearbox, made in India and Turkey respectively? I was speaking at the RNLI rally at Kingston to a man who
has installed several, and could put interested parties in touch.
Our collection of engine manuals is growing, and we have both parts and overhaul manuals for most of the Morris Navigator variants as well as the Vedette, P3, R3, P5, P6 and P55 Stuart Turner engines, and many others.
you let us have some information? Could you run us off a photocopy of
any manuals you may have for any older engines not listed above? We are
happy to pay for the copying and they could help other boating nuts in
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