Best Ding Repair in the NW

After a year of hearing paddler's opinions of where to get ding repair, these three options seem to be favorites:

- Mountains 2 Sound Outfitters in West Seattle (Also Alki Kayaks).

- Jeff Abandonato, former owner of the Cheka Looka Surf Shop. His new business, Stoke Mender has a few good reviews. He's based in Montlake Terrace. http://stokemender.blogspot.com

- Steve DeKoch, Hemel Board Company, Seattle. Steve also makes hollow moulded SUPs. He has a service where he can vacuum water out of boards. http://hemelboardco.com

- Bobby Arzadon, Perfect Wave Surf Shop, Kirkland, WA: http://perfectwave.com/

- Rhonda Schwab, Kayakers Go Coastal, Auburn, WA (kayaks and boards): http://www.kayakersgocoastal.net/
Tel 253.735.9402; rhondagschwab@comcast.net

- In Port Angeles, Bill Isenberger (kayaks, boards, etc): isenberger0360@msn.com

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