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Sparta’s Business Bureau

This is a page for our experiences with individuals, companies and business along the way! 

The Good and The Bad



 Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies

Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies
116 Legion Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

Say Hello to Rob, Collin, Grant, Kat, Gavin and Gary.

These are just a few of the people who have put in a lot of time and effort to help us get Sparta back in shape.  They have everything such as consignment items, new or used, sails and sail services.  What they don’t have they make a great effort to locate and/or order for you.  There are days when I’m sure we’ve driven them nuts.  They have offered us invaluable help, advice and of course great deals on items new or used.  Stop in and tell em the Paton’s sent ya!


Metal Craft Engineering Inc

1828 George Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401


We had some very difficult to find stanchions to replace.  We were directed to Metal Craft for a solution.  John was very friendly and helpful right from the start.  He cut off the old gate stanchions, fabricated and welded new bases to them and built new backing plates for them.  Then they cleaned em up and they look like new.  He saved us 100’s of $ and they came out better than we could of hoped for.  If you ever need any metal or fabrication work done this is the place to go.
Thanks John!


Ferry Point Marina

Ferry Point Marina
700 Mill Creek Road
Arnold, MD 21012
410. 544.6368

We have had our boat here since 2008.  Our experience wtih Ferry Point has been an ordeal to say the least.  The saga at this point is complicated but all will be updated upon our ending experiences with them.  Check back to see what transpires.  We will also post our experience and how the refit and warranty issues are resolved upon completion of issues we are experiencing.  Our experience when the dust settles whether good or bad will also be placed with Garmin, Raymarine and the Active Captain Plugins for both.