January 8, 2017

Custom Project Information

Get your project started with us!

  • Outfitting your boat to handle a new challenge or cruising life safely and securely
  • Need to repair or replace damaged or worn out OEM parts
  • Want to make our boat more accessible and easier to use
  • Have a great idea and would like make a prototype for future production
  • We specialize in cruising solutions from Cockpit/Radar Arches to Solar and Wind power

What do we need from you for a quote?

  1.  A picture is worth a thousand words… photos, sketches and web links… The more information you can send us, the better the conversation will be.
  2. Investigate inside and out. As we know, sometimes what’s accessible on the topsides is not so easy on the inside.
    • Don’t assume if the port side has access, that the starboard will too
    • Watch for bulkheads and liners
    • If the mast is down, will the rigging be in the way?
  3. Really think about what you want to accomplish and prioritize needs and wants. We can help make the tough decisions easier through good design.
  4. What is your budget?
    • Typically we can work to most budgets and knowing what we are working with in the beginning helps immensely. We do not play the sales game, our pricing is based on time and material. There are no discounts or haggling, we just do good work for a fair price

Klacko Marine Hardware

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  • My boat is not in Ontario, can you help us?
    • Yes, most often our clients are spread far and beyond. We have extensive experience working on projects from a distance with an incredible success rate….from Toronto to the Caribbean.
  • I don’t have a boat and need something fabricated that is not marine related…
    • We work in all industries from homes to airplanes and breweries to museum exhibits. Our abilities and experience in metal fabrication allow us to take on a wide variety of projects….and if we can’t do it, we can recommend someone who can.
  • Do you provide installation services?
    • No, we prefer to focus on our strengths. However we can guide you through the process if you are DIYer or happily recommend an experienced professional.
  • Do you offer mobile welding and fabrication services?
    • Yes, as long shore power is available we can weld right on your boat. The TIG welding process is very clean and there are no sparks or large amounts of heat to worry about.
  • Custom work is expensive 
    • Our work is based on time and material. Like everyone, we do not like being gouged for service and do our best to treat our clients as we would like to be treated. Our rate is less than your average Auto mechanic and we do our utmost to keep projects on budget.
    • Projects tend to become expensive when there is a lot of indecision, bad planning or our recommendations are not heeded.
  • What metals do you work with?
    • 95% of our work is in stainless steel, but we can easily work in aluminum, steel, bronze and exotics.
    • If it’s metal and on a boat, we’ve likely been there and done that! So feel free to ask for advice
  • Is that Chrome?
    • No, all of our stainless is mirror polished. If you scratch it, there is just more stainless underneath…no layers or coatings.
    • 98% of our stainless steel is 316L and comes from North American Foundries.
    • We can recommend re-chroming services if you need to chrome or replate a metal part.
  • I have a DIY project, can I buy material or a la carte services from you?
    • Of course, we have a large stock of premium marine grade plate and mirror finish tubing
    • We offer a wide range of fabrication services including
      • Polishing
      • Tube bending
      • Laser cutting
      • Plate shearing and bending
      • Bronze patina or aging
      • Powdercoating, anodizing and electropolishing
      • TIG and MIG welding of aluminum, steel and stainless steel
  • Are there two Klacko’s in Ontario?
    • Find out the history of Klacko Marine here
  • Do you offer Design Services?
    • Yes we are happy to provide design services or consultation on your project.