Resources

Here’s links to some of the resources I’ve used during the work (on both sheds).

Website software: Textpattern – it’s great! Easy to use, well documented for customizing.

Shed plans: Stimson Marine – fabulous! $20 saved me much more than that in actual money and untold grief.

Building materials, shed #1: Payzant’s Home Hardware – they’ve been super! Patient, helpful and reasonably priced – and are a locally owned hardware store.

Shrink wrapping services: Lifeline Marine Services – Jim did an amazing job wrapping the shed! And he does much more than shrink-wrap: his mainstay is rigging, he owns the only mobile swaging unit in Atlantic Canada, and he’s able to do almost any job on your boat competently and reliably.

Safety equipment: Sonesta/Windward Enterprises, 750 Marginal Rd Halifax, NS , B3H0A1, (902) 455-7754. Great place for marine equipment, safety supplies, etc. I got my full-face respirator from them – I love it, and the price can’t be beat.

Shed design for shed #2 – a modified Stimson Shed – Lisa Tondino of houdini designs. She was professional, helpful, and gave me a design which could be approved for construction first try!

Structural engineering approval for shed #2 was done by The ABLE Group, a local engineering firm. They were incredibly quick to respond, very professional, and very reasonable to boot!

Equipment rental: MacFarlands – easy to work with, reasonable, good equipment.

Traveler: Garhauer Marine – Garhauer doesn’t need me to toot their horn, but I will anyway. The stuff is beautiful, tough, and works flawlessly. Guido (one of the owners) was available by phone to discuss the traveler for our boat – how many businesses can offer that?

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