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Products and suppliers


2 Jan 2014 | Last update: 28 Jun 2019

I often put a significant amount of time into researching products and choosing suppliers. Prices in Spain can be significantly higher than elsewhere in Europe, while delivery costs can be surprisingly reasonable.

This page is primarily a resource for myself so I don't need to go through the same labour every time I need to replace a widget.

Oil, fuel and air filters
Opie Oils
Mahle Oil Filter OC23
Mahle Fuel Filter KX23
Mahle Air Filter LX67
Metal polishing
3M Marine Metal Restorer and Polish
Grease
Ramonol, great stuff, but I can't find a supplier in mainland Europe and UK suppliers can't send it through the tunnel, so I have to bring it with me when I visit UK.
Water pump/alternator belts
http://www.bearingshopuk.co.uk/bx44-cogged-v-belt/
tyma.cz - 17x1120 Li B44 Contitech V-belt classical wrapped (Code: 17X1120LI B44 CONTI)
https://www.tyma.eu/products/v-belts/clasic/kl-17-b/17x1120-li-b44-contitech-37165/
Alternator repair in Barcelona
http://electromotor.blogspot.com
OM 636 engine parts
Westfield 4x4
Niemuller
Don't forget Mercedes Benz themselves - they still stock replacement parts!
Catalogue for MB part numbers -
Pressure cap
Oil for brightwork
Osmo UV protection oil 420
Topside paint
Ivory - International Toplac 812
Rustic Red - International Toplac 501
Metal epoxy
Amazing stuff
Recambios Expres - I haven't used them yet, but looks like a useful supplier
Banner printing
I've used both of these companies and very happy with price, quality and speed. Will use them again.
Rollup Barcelona
Selfprinting

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Highlight of the trip!

This was a great boat and captain. We stopped and went swimming in the blue Mediterranean. Very relaxing. Had great views of coastal Barcelona. Captain Dave was knowledgeable about the city and sailing. Great experience!
Beth P | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | 19 June 2018

Something different

Fantastic venture with Capt Dave for a surprise birthday gift for a friend. Beautiful boat, great views of Barcelona and fun watching the boat being operated by sail and hitting some descents speeds!
Al H | London, United Kingdom | 4 May 2015

Amazing Trip

We booked an afternoon 3.5 hour sailing tour and it was just incredible! We had so much fun, lying in the sun, jumping in the sea and just enjoying the beautiful day!
Sabrina P | Graz, Austria | 25 July 2015

Excellent morning sail from Port Olimpic

We were a group of 11 who booked a sailing boat trip for my 30th birthday.
Karan S | London, United Kingdom | 14 June 2018

Best sailor and best boat in Barcelona

I did sailed on Gemini in december 2012 with some friends, the experience was great.
ReyGuigu | Lyon | 27 February 2013

Sail Gemini!

The environment was more like a friend taking you out on a boat, rather than a cookie-cutter tour boat. Dave the skipper was an excellent guide, pointing out sights on the water and across the Barcelona cityscape, and even let a couple of us take a turn at the tiller (no scrapes, thankfully!) I recommend this to anyone who wants a REAL experience out in the waters off Barcelona.
Andrew M | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | 2 August 2014

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