Resources and Suppliers
Where to shop for good product, and
boat fittings, sails, epoxy resins and all sorts
of useful stuff. Although located in the USA the prices
for fittings at Duckworks
Boat Builder's Supply is so competitive that
in many cases they can land your product anywhere in the
world cheaper than your local supplier. Check them out.
Good People, good gear, reliable and quick.
epoxy resins, paints, fibreglass cloth and fastenings. Here
in NZ its not hard to find a supplier of marine plywood
in main centres, but sometimes the prices are enough to
make your eyes water. So, heres the deal.
Plyman, at this link www.plyman.co.nz
have two branches in Auckland. John runs the one at Albany,
and Paul the one at Henderson. Johns the boss, so where
you have a choice talk to him first and tell him I said
to twist his arm on the price. He’ll probably laugh
and tell you that he will sort me out next time he sees
me, but you’ll get a good deal.
If you ask to purchase on my (John Welsford) cash account
you will get my trade discount (cash only of course ,
I don’t want your bills). Their prices are pretty
competitive to begin with, and they will ship your order
to anywhere in NZ you want. Free coffee whenever you call!
Here in New Zealand or Australia we
here at JW Small Craft Designs are quite competitive in
the supply of sails, we are not the cheapest but have
been supplying sails for quite a few years, have the cut
and quality well worked out and are proud of what we do.
Our sailmaker has a particular interest in traditional
sails and is happy to sand by his product. Contact us
for a price on your particular boat.
In North America, the good folks at
supply sails at a very good price, I’ve been sailing
in one of Chuck Leinwebers boats and can vouch for the
sails performance. We have a good relationship with the
“ Duckworks” sailmaker and are happy to advise
where needed so you will get a good product.
Wood. New Zealand. USA and Australia
Most of our timberyards
here in NZ carry pine, pine, and more pine. Nowt else! But
if you go to Moxon Timber
at this link
you will find a wide range of interesting woods, and they
don’t mind you picking through the rack for the piece
that suits your job. I deal with Kerry at the Hull Rd Mount
Maunganui yard and find him very helpful. While I cant speak
for the other branches or the USA head office I’m
told that they are all interested in the small users, and
in most cases are happy to select for your use and put it
on a freight truck heading your way.
I enjoy dealing with these guys, and recommend them.
Cast Bronze or Aluminium fittings.
Roger Woodhouse is a nice guy, easy to get along with, does an excellent job and will even advise as to the best way to produce the goods. He’s the proprietor/operator of:
6 /45 Aviation ave.
Ph (64) 07 576062
They have just moved to new premises (08 April 2011). Can do one off and small run jobs in aluminum and bronze. Note, there are good books in the library system that will help you make your casting patterns, and if in doubt phone Roger about details such as draw angles (the taper that allows the pattern to be withdrawn from the casting sand without damaging the edges of the mould shape) and such. He can supply the bronze, and will advise the best type and grade.