Over the years we've discovered a handful of great folks who make the complex world of boat maintenance a pleasure. Some are well known and others are hidden gems. They all know their game and are happy to talk about it. They can solve your problems, boat related and otherwise.
S&S is one of the worlds most sophisticated machine shops focused solely on propellers and propeller shafts and surprisingly is based in Queens, just off the BQE. They can fix anything prop related and have a good time doing it. You've never dealt with better people.
Annapolis Performance Sailing
APS is the source for all things one design and is where we source all parts for our fleet of J24s. You can get everything from lightweight racing lines to miscellaneous blocks and rigging. If you cannot figure something out, they are happy to help
Doyle makes the fastest, toughest sails on the planet and they are right in our backyard. The City Island based sailmaker can do anything from a quick repair to a completely custom build. They made the sails for the Maltese Falcon (above) and they make all of our sails as well.
The name says it all – All Inflatables provides hard to find parts and accessories for inflatables. They keep our dinghy running smooth.
These guys are so oldschool they don't even have a website (and they rarely answer the phone). BUT, if you want your outboard motor fixed right, you have to go to Island Outboard on City Island. Drive by any weekday and you're likely to find them open. No guarantees.
Stony Point Bay Marina
Stony Point Marina is just north of the Tappan Zee bridge on the Hudson River. It's the best place to keep your boat if you plan to work on it yourself.
Jamestown is the best source for boat building supplies like wood sealants and top-side paint. They stock a huge supply of boat hardware and know-how like no other.