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Old 08-29-2019, 08:44 AM   #21
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I took my 36-foot boat to Mexico to be painted from waterline up. Done right - removal of all hardware (and I mean all, and there was a lot of stuff - handrails, cleats, etc.), plus fiberglass repair of multiple holes from old, obsolete gauges in addition to normal body work/repairs. Multiple coats of hi-build primer and a couple coats of sprayed Alexseal. Base paint job is $22k, the non-skid areas were another $1700 or so (every yard I talked to quoted non-skid separately, which was annoying). Another yard in Mexico quoted close to $50k for same work, but they compete with SoCal yards. I also had the caprail on hull and the flybridge encapsulated in fiberglass - around $2k.

When I lived aboard, a neighboring cruising couple painted their 48-foot sailboat. An industrious couple - they spent many, many months of weekends doing the work. I bumped into them recently - after 10+ years, the paint still looks good. They used a one-part modified epoxy paint (Brightsides or something similar - I forget).
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:25 PM   #22
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Back when US fishermen could fish tuna in Mexican waters, all of us fishing there had our haul outs and other yard work done in Mexico. Generally as good as US yards for about 1/2 the price.

One word in defense of yard costs: It's not easy to paint and end up with a yacht like finish. If you paint your boat, you're willing to overlook minor imperfections. But the yard is expected to be perfect. They have expenses you don't have. Insurance, property tax and employee expenses beyond simple wages.



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Old 08-31-2019, 10:33 PM   #23
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I donít begrudge a yard their prices. They have to make a profit in order to stay in business. Boat yards are not usually highly profitable businesses. I love working on my boat so I do it. So boat yard prices rarely effect me. We did have a previous boat painted in SoCal. I am sure they violated many rules but they painted it in the water. The workers balanced on styrofoam rafts while they prepped and sprayed the hull. They did out 46í from the waterline up completely for around $14K back in 2003. They did an incredible job.
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:23 AM   #24
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I just got a quote on painting my 32 ft hull only from bottom of cap rail to top of the boot stripe. Prep hull , one coat primer, two coats paint, all new lettering and buffed out. The paint was awl craft . The quote was right at 20k . I had no idea it would be that much. That’s more than half the value of the boat. I’ll have to come up with another plan .
Exactly why we wrapped our hull (caprail to boot stripe).

All in costs, including bailout, prep work- $7k.

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s...ect-29223.html
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:52 AM   #25
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Exactly why we wrapped our hull (caprail to boot stripe).

All in costs, including bailout, prep work- $7k.

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s...ect-29223.html

How is the wrap holding up? Fender chafe, dock bumps, dingy thumps etc.
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:57 AM   #26
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How is the wrap holding up? Fender chafe, dock bumps, dingy thumps etc.
We have fender socks, so no fender rash/chafe (and we havenít babied the wrap- toss the fenders over and let them do their thing). One bump on the bullnose (front below the anchor) which was easily repaired.

Overall- excellent!
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