I have used Morrison Marine for the past 20 years even though I live in SF Bay Area. It’s worth the trailer trip to get the best. Mel Morrison, the owner, is an active sailor with many ocean miles and knows the punishment that a sail boat faces. Morrison’s repairs are always artfully crafted, but beyond that, are structurally magnificent. My Olson 25 sailboat was t-boned during a race practice, carving a deep v at the toe rail. Morrison Marine’s repair was invisible. When I picked up the boat, it was impossible to tell that it had been in a shop. The interior was spotless with no fiberglass dust residue. I also had the rudder replaced which necessitated re-engineering the rudder bearings. Morrison Marine crafted new bearings for a perfect fit.
Most recently, I took my Santa Cruz 27 to them to get some survey repair work done and a hull paint job. Morrison discussed the recommended repairs fully, and offered suggestions on how I could complete some of the cosmetic repairs myself. The paint job was stunning and at a recent haul-out at a local SF Bay boatyard, the yard manager commented on the excellent finish.
This summer (2012) I sailed a Newport 30 to Hawaii in the Pacific Cup. This is a boat that Morrison Marine modified, strengthened and optimized back in 1992. Twenty years, and three more Pacific crossings later, the boat is still holding up to the rigors of ocean racing, with no sign of fatigue. Needless to say, I vouch for Morrison Marine’s quality and integrity every time I sail out the Gate.
Morrison Marine has always given me clear estimates, fair prices, full service repairs, and flawless craftsmanship.