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I paid $900 for sodablasting the bottom of my boat last spring... and then barrier coated and painted the bottom myself... Painting the bottom of a boat isn't difficult...just time consuming. If you have to sand, it's a royal PITA... chemical stripping is a bit better, but not much.
Overall, it is really just grunt work.
BTW, the quote may not be high... prices have gone up quite a bit with respect to paints and other materials in the last two years... mainly because a lot of things are linked to the price of either petroleum or copper, and those prices have been climbing outrageously.
Just look at the cost of bottom paint this year, compared to two years ago. It is ridiculous how much the price has climbed.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Last edited by sailingdog; 09-30-2008 at 04:32 PM.