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Old 01-30-2020, 06:36 PM   #21
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Wrap it.

Around 7 grand, 3 days (or so) lay time and easy to repair.
Maybe a hull. After 50-years, my boat had tons of dings, holes, epoxy splotches, and abandoned fittings. Painting my topside is a serious project. In the attached, you get a sense - the thwart bench is gone, as is the false stack (fore/aft benches replace the thwart seat). Click image for larger version

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Old 02-04-2020, 09:09 AM   #22
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I'm looking at a Mainship 400 that needs some hull repairs. Mostly scratches and dings from docking. I'm thinking of painting the hull dark blue as I've seen on other boats. Anybody done this and what was the cost?
Wanted to give an update on my post. I got 3 estimates. One was a flat $200 per linear foot plus plus a few extra $k for minor repairs plus primer for a color change. Total estimated $14k-$16k.

2nd estimate $12k and 3rd $14k.

All were for a color change from white to dark blue and all for Awlgrip Awlcraft paint.
All estimates were sight unseen and I'm expecting some price change once they see the boat, but it got me an idea.
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Old 02-04-2020, 12:58 PM   #23
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Wanted to give an update on my post. I got 3 estimates. One was a flat $200 per linear foot plus plus a few extra $k for minor repairs plus primer for a color change. Total estimated $14k-$16k.

2nd estimate $12k and 3rd $14k.

All were for a color change from white to dark blue and all for Awlgrip Awlcraft paint.
All estimates were sight unseen and I'm expecting some price change once they see the boat, but it got me an idea.
Just so you know, I sent a few dozen pictures to get my quote for whole boat. Final quote more than doubled when I arrived. I went somewhere else and actually got it done for about the original quote.

Hope your story ends without a hitch or surprise.
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Old 02-05-2020, 10:46 AM   #24
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Having owned a few smaller boats that were painted dark colors I will never own another one. Just like a black car.. every scratch, ding, water mark shows. I love the looks but not the work involved to keep it looking clean. And in a hot environment and your asking for a baking boat in the summer time !

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Old 02-05-2020, 11:13 AM   #25
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Wow those are some serious numbers you guys are throwing around for some pretty glossiness.

On my big steel cruiser I used enamel which lacked the luster but was affordable and still protected it. Even without the shine the boat crossed oceans safely .

If I get another boat I will likely switch to commercial or industrial chlorinated rubber coatings. But I prefer a more industrial look anyway.
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Old 02-05-2020, 11:32 AM   #26
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Wrap it.

Around 7 grand, 3 days (or so) lay time and easy to repair.
Can a wrap give the same absolutely seamless glossy appearance around all angles including the bow and both quarters as a clear-coated Awlcraft job and look that way for near as long?
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Old 02-05-2020, 12:30 PM   #27
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Wow those are some serious numbers you guys are throwing around for some pretty glossiness.

On my big steel cruiser I used enamel which lacked the luster but was affordable and still protected it. Even without the shine the boat crossed oceans safely .

If I get another boat I will likely switch to commercial or industrial chlorinated rubber coatings. But I prefer a more industrial look anyway.
Different boats, different uses, different owners' desires. My sports car would have a whole 'nother life than my truck.
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Old 02-05-2020, 12:32 PM   #28
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Having owned a few smaller boats that were painted dark colors I will never own another one. Just like a black car.. every scratch, ding, water mark shows. I love the looks but not the work involved to keep it looking clean. And in a hot environment and your asking for a baking boat in the summer time !

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Old 02-07-2020, 03:01 PM   #29
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Have a flag blue colored hull.... Beautiful but shows every little nick and scratch. Do over would definitely be white.
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:09 PM   #30
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I just did a full flag blue awlgrip job with new stripes-$11K at a good texas yard. I also had a very scratched hull and we did a lot of prep work to get it right.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:06 AM   #31
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That's a matter of poor insulation. Not a problem with my steel hull with insulation. Fortunately, summers in SF Bay Area aren't so severe as s/se usa.
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Don't think I quite agree.
I'm with RGano on this one. Dark colors absorb light (and heat), light or white does not nearly as much. That is simply physics. I had a friend with a boat with a sizable navy blue stripe. He claimed he could run his hand on the inside of the hull and feel where the blue stripe was by the heat change.

Dark hulls are more popular in colder climates. The sun is hell on the colored hulls in warmer climates, where they tend to fade quickly.
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Have a flag blue colored hull.... Beautiful but shows every little nick and scratch. Do over would definitely be white.
Ditto.
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Old 03-20-2020, 03:08 PM   #33
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I'm looking at a Mainship 400 that needs some hull repairs. Mostly scratches and dings from docking. I'm thinking of painting the hull dark blue as I've seen on other boats. Anybody done this and what was the cost?

I got the hull painted. Made some minor fiberglass repairs, primed with Awlcraft primer and 2 coats Awlcraft Flag Blue with a double white strip at the waterline. Came out great. $15k plus boat yard fee.



Also had the bottom painted at the same yard by the yard painter. All said and done total was just short of $20k.



About what I was expecting after getting 3 estimates in south Florida.
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Old 03-20-2020, 03:28 PM   #34
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Downeast Maine they say "there are only two colors to paint a boat, black and white; only a fool would paint his black"
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Old 03-20-2020, 04:22 PM   #35
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Nathanael Herreschoff stated "There are only two colors to paint a boat, White and Black. Only a fool would paint a boat black". In my mind dark blue is pretty close to black. I wouldn't do it. A friend painted his 47 foot sailboat black and it looked GREAT, for a few years. The hull gathered so much heat the paint started to spiderweb and crack, now he has a huge decision to make.

My Albin was getting really yellow. I painted it with Brightside Gloss White. I used the "roll and tip" process. I think it turned out well. I only wish I would have spent more time prepping the old surface. Live and learn. The cost was a few hundred for paint, brushes, rollers, tape and clean up.

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Old 03-23-2020, 07:28 AM   #36
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Downeast Maine they say "there are only two colors to paint a boat, black and white; only a fool would paint his black"

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When you judge another you don't define them, it defines who you are.
“There are only two colors to paint a boat, black or white, and only a fool would paint a boat black.”

— Nathanael Greene Herreshoff (1848 -1938)


I doubt Mr. Herreshoff cares. I think he has earned a right to his opinion regarding boats.
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:45 PM   #38
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Can a wrap give the same absolutely seamless glossy appearance around all angles including the bow and both quarters as a clear-coated Awlcraft job and look that way for near as long?
Yes- the appearance is seamless and glossy. Certainly, the wrap doesn't have the depth of layers of clearcoat, but even after 3 years, we get stellar comments about the color, and almost always the "I can't believe it's a wrap" comment...

The life span of the wrap is around 10 years.
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