SailNet Community - View Single Post - Bottom paint in N. Chesapeake
View Single Post
  #9  
Old 03-12-2011
chef2sail's Avatar
chef2sail chef2sail is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,042
Thanks: 30
Thanked 57 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 8
chef2sail will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Minne is correct here, The cheapest place I have found to haul powerwash is $8 per foot or $285. Good paint is at least $175 per gallon. For my boat 35 ft boat that equates to 2.5 gallons which is 2 coats as well as some extra on the leading edge of the keel and rudder which is $525. This is an every other year expense. The power wash take of all my old ablative so not much prep is needed, however it has to be done in an enviro firendly pit. I also put a special paint on my prop and drive shaft. My expense without that is $700 for a 35 ft boat

One thing to do is have a diver go under it or quick haul and wash it in the middle of the season. The diver may become a thing of the past soon with the environmental concerns.

Your price seems quite reasonable

Dave
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook