Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-08-2015, 08:37 AM   #1
Veteran Member
Ronald's Avatar
City: Jacksonville, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Tra Sea Time
Vessel Model: 1989 Marine Trader 38 DC
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 40

Not long ago I posted on this forum about considering painting my trawler. I had estimates from a partial paint job of $5000.00 to a complete boat of $50,000.00. The boat is an 89 model, in very good condition and it seemed to my wife and I a good idea to invest in the upgrade. Seeking advice from members of this forum turned out to be one of the smartest things I have done in a while. Several people responded and the take away was save your money and try having a professional compound and wax the boat.
When we pulled the boat this year I did just that. Hired a crew from the boatyard. They looked at the hull carefully and said the gel coat was in good enough shape they felt they could accomplish a decent result. Would not be perfect, but decent. Two men worked two days on the hull and charged me $600.00. They did five square feet to start and ask me to look and see what I thought. It was way better than I expected. When I returned home , my marina buddies were amazed , said it looked like a good paint job. Know it will need attention every year, but for that price it is well worth the money.
Although I don't post much on this forum I do read it everyday. I would like to thank you all for providing good advice and interesting reading. I have leaned a great deal and do appreciate the input.

Ronald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2015, 10:28 AM   #2
Dauntless Award
Wxx3's Avatar
City: New York, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Dauntless
Vessel Model: Kadey Krogen 42 - 148
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,726
And me too.
I'd been thinking the same as you down the road, but when I read your thread, furgetaboutit.
Richard on Dauntless,
New York

a Kadey Krogen 42 currently:
Wxx3 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012