All of us will, at some time or another, have encountered these people. You find an impossible problem and along someone comes and fixes it for you as you admire their skills!

They do not have the benefit of web pages and internet access to "pass the word" so this page is for these heroes wherever they may be.

You never know, you may desperately need them one day.

    Kevin is based on the Aire & Calder but will cover most of West Yorkshire at least. Rates are very modest for his services and he does not have any call out charges. As well as electrical and electronic repairs and installations, Kevin will also carry out basic engine services and  fault finding.

Give him a call!


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Before we acquired "Hunky 'B'", we had a full survey on her carried out by a local surveyor - Graham Freeman of Tayman Services.  Graham is also a qualified boat gas engineer and a partner in NABSE.  His website is at

I have used Graham on a number of occasions since the survey, particularly for gas work, and have found him thoroughly reliable and interesting as well - he explains what he will do, what he is doing and why he is doing it.  In our marine, there is a Nauticus 27 who owner also uses Graham and whose experience with him mirrors my own.

I have no connection with Graham other than as a very satisfied customer but would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone in the Northampton and surrounding area who has a need of the services Tayman can offer

Oliver and others highly recommend Andy at A.C. Coach Trimming in Bedford for any canopy repairs or canopy making. Excellent workmanship and reasonable prices!

07885 658462

Frank Holman (Ollie Ollman on the forum) offers Boat Safety Examination service in the Nottingham Derby Leicester area. Further afield would attract travel expenses. Frank also offers Norman owners a 10% discount!

Find the details here ....

Neil found these folk in Leeds who claim to be able to make windows for most of the Norman range including aluminium windscreens. They will also refurbish windows but do say that it is often more economic to have new ones.

Kellett Engineering of 59, Hill Top Road, Armley, Leeds, West Yorks. LS12 3PX.

 Tel: 0113 2639041

Laurie and, I think, Oliver, have dealt with these good folk and highly recommend their services!

Mr Adi Coulam

AC Outboards,

3 Stirling Way, Northfields Industrial Estate, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8LG.

Tel: 01780 480169

Mob: 07850 489122

Mac recommends this company to you

"This company has been great , has even got all my 12 volt electrical utility fittings and wire etc, i cant sing there praises enough, very very helpful, The chap at the local place I got them from , also will repair starters , dynamo's, alternators and deals in all marine electric, components for marine engines old and new. Sells and repairs eberspacher equipment and components, and Durite electrical bits"

AUTO.S.I.D.E Repairs LTD

 Pelham Street Works

 Off Morris Green Lane

 Bolton, Lancs, BL3 3JB

. Tel;- 01204 61791, Fax 01204 656013,

Can I introduce Peter (nay I charge nowt for turning up) Lumb

Peter is an auto electrician working in Wakefield and the surrounding area who loves working on boats and he is a bit good at it too !

He's done a couple of jobs for me. Not least, sorted out that infernal Sterling alternator controller for me.

His charges do not give you palpitations either. Around 20 and hour.