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GRP Repairs

JWS Marine Services has earned an excellent reputation for performing boat fibreglass repair and fabrication. The key to quality marine fibreglass work is preparation and quality materials. With over 22 years of marine fibreglass experience, we produce consistent high quality work. At JWS Marine Services we are constantly working with manufacturer reps to stay abreast of the newest marine fibreglass products and processes. The combination of high technology materials, extensive preparation and years of experience results in high quality & competitively priced services for our customers.

Work Process - Different depth show different colours, therefore to provide a seamless finish new gel coat must be colour matched at all levels.

Surface scratches can be buffed out of gel coat using a polishing compound, but deeper scratches must be filled. When the gel coat surrounding a scratch is in good condition the filler of choice is gel coat paste, which provides both filler and finish in a single application but not in a single action. This is because the surface of cured gel coat will be uneven therefore sanding/polishing is required to smooth the repair and to blend in the rest of hull. Filling and fairing of the damaged area is the easy bit, colour matching is another story.

Colour Matching: Colour matching the gel coat is the hardest part of a gel repair. Professionals who carryout this work on a daily basis still have difficulty in getting a perfect match and in some cases even the 'factory' colours don’t match exactly if the boat has been in the sun for a few years and fading generally occurs over time. White gel coat has a significant advantage of being fairly easy to match once a small repair is buffed out, shading differences are unnoticed. Matching coloured hulls is somewhat more of a challenge. 

Here at JWS we will continue to colour match until we are 100% happy with the hull colour match.


Latest Jobs

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Testimonial

Mr Brighouse, Chichester

I chose to use JWS for my anti-fouling, wood repair (interior and exterior) and tiller work to be carried out. I was not disappointed with their thorough service and professionalism before, during and after work. Highly recommend them and would use again.

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Services

JWS Marine Services pride our self's on our ability to give the customer what he or she wants. We offer a range of services in order to restore your vessel and take great care in doing so. Click one of the below to find out more.


Copper Coat



When we apply copper coat we do it under cover in our 2000sq footwork shop. This will allow us to monitor the application of the copper coat and keep the hull completely clean at all times.

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Osmosis



Osmosis prevention should start when you buy a new boat. Up to 3 coats of epoxy coating can be added to the new hull and for best protection this should be done before the hull is put in the water.

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Shipwright & Wood



JWS Marine services real passion is wooden classics and we enjoy nothing more than working with them whether it be from a minor repair to a total re-fit and all that is in between.

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GRP Repairs



Whether it be from a small scratch or some star crazing to a hole or dent caused by an impact, with our expertise and high quality finish on all gel repairs carried out you will be pleased with the finished result.

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Maintenance



When it comes to your boat, keeping her looking tip top is always first on the list, with our maintenance programs we are able to provide a detailed program tailored to you and your boat need, whether that be a basic yearly Antifoul to a full maintenance program

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Blasting



Our new blast machine is designed for soda blasting but works well with more abrasive media, so we are able to offer a variety of blasting options all with great results. Furthermore we are mobile so we are not limited to Southsea Marina.

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Gas Works



Gas safety checks with certificates available, arried out and supplied by a registered Gas Safe engineer. Please give us a call to discuss all your gas safety requirements and installations, alternativley pop us an email and we will call you back to arrange a visit.

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Insurance Works



We are happy to provide competitive quotes for all insurance claims/works please contact us with all your details.

 

 

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About JWS Marine services Ltd

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Contact

If you would like some more information on our services, would like to discuss your needs or simply would like a quote, please fill in our form or ring the number below.

The Boatshed, Southsea Marina,
Fort Cumberland Road,
Southsea, Portsmouth,
Hampshire, PO4 9RJ
02392 755 155 or 07803 616229  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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