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Old 01-31-2015, 11:01 AM   #1
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PAINT or WAIT ?

I into my 3nd year owning a 2003 30 ft Mainship PII. it's a very nice boat that has been well maintained. When surveyed, I was told paint was in "good" condition...I'd get couple seasons before bottom job was required. Diver recently reported paint was OK...almost ready for new paint...some primer showing in spot on the bow...if taking a Catalina trip...call for a cleaning to save some gas money (effectiveness of paint reduced).

I recently won a free haulout at boat show (valued at ~$300) and am thinking about going for new bottom job now rather than waiting. Boat yard quoted
~$1200 (minus 300 for winning raffle). Any thoughts about "now or later"?

Thoughts about work in addition to bottom job also appreciated ! Bottom job includes 2 coats on hull, 3 on waterline...all underwater "rigging" (sandshow, trim tabs, prop) cleaned/ painted. I was thinking of inquiring about thru hulls (maintenance/lube or replace). Maybe new impeller on water pump....not sure it's ever been replaced...engine has ~750 hours.

Thanks in advance for taking time to read and comment !!!
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:07 AM   #2
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. The bottom paint can probably wait BUT do the impeller NOW (can be done in water). What shape are the thru-hulls in? Do they operate freely or leak?
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thru hulls are 'good"... a little stiff, vlv handles have full range of motion. No leaks anywhere...boat is dry. I was thinking preventaative maintenance.

I'm hearing you about impeller. How "invasive" a job is that?? Mechanic talked about removing cooler when he did the impeller. Not sure if he means LO or cooling water....
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Mr. '61. Preventive maintenance is good. If the thru-hulls are only a bit stiff, wait until your anti-foul haul. On a Ford Lehman engine changing a WP impeller is not "invasive" at all. 6 machine screws and a cover plate. A bit hard to get to depending on ER geometry but not a really big deal. What engine have you got?
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:54 AM   #5
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The impeller is a definite yea. With a 12 year old boat, if heat exchangers have not been serviced, I would do it. I'm guessing as an '03 model that you have the Yanmar 6 cyl 315 hp or 4 cyl 250 hp. Yanmars need to have heat exchanger service. Keep the engine zincs changed frequently. Those are mixed metal engines.
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