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Maine - now that's what I am talking about. Can you send that crew down to the Chesapeake? I mean....that lift actually had tread on its tires!
Them's snowtires!!!
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Jason,

Don't know you but I know your folks and I recognize your photo of a proper haul-out as being The Sailing Emporium. FYI, they replaced that old lift in July 2008, the new one is bigger and brighter.

Truly sorry to see what has happened to Compass Rose, I've always thought she was a beautiful boat and I'm sure you'll get her that way again.

Look forward to seeing you on the Bay...MGM
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Jason,

Don't know you but I know your folks and I recognize your photo of a proper haul-out as being The Sailing Emporium. FYI, they replaced that old lift in July 2008, the new one is bigger and brighter.

Truly sorry to see what has happened to Compass Rose, I've always thought she was a beautiful boat and I'm sure you'll get her that way again.

Look forward to seeing you on the Bay...MGM
MGM, thanks for kind words. It's frustrating to have this happen to a boat that was essentailly flawless on the exterior.

I saw the new lift during the 4th of July Fireworks and Changing of the Seasons party. It's a good investment for the TSE, as they will be able to haul bigger/wider/heavier boats now. Art, Mary Sue and Bobby have always been good to my folks (and me) and their work has always been first rate. In fact, I am think about pulling all the winter project work from my yard and giving it to TSE. All depends on how this haulout fiasco goes.

We will be crusing up to Rock Hall sometime over Memorial Day week...hope to see you in the area.

Jason
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Mainesails photos are exacty what I was trying to describe as to how the prepped the slings to haul my boat. That said the travel lift wasn't near as pretty as that one.
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Our yard places foam pads covered in heavy duty plastic bags between the slings and the topsides.



Jason,
Sorry to see the damage they did to your boat, I'm sure your yard will make the proper repairs.
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they trashed your paint job, you will need to have it repainted. anything less will look like crap

File an insurance claim and get boat us to chase them around. then sue them for the deductable and the increase in your premiums.
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Don't let any BS you, lifting slings do not ordinarily claw off paint (excuse me, coatings) and that's without any padding being used. If the paint was cured (five years certianly is) and didn't have a radical adhesion problem, ordinary slings would not hurt it.

Those guys picked up a load of carp, probably barnacles and other growth, and they didn't bother cleaning it off before they picked up your boat. Odds are that if you can find the boat that was lifted just before yours--it had heavy bottom growth and the lift operators were simply sloppy.

Now, they owe you a complete paint job, because once paint (coatings! Awlgrip & Imron alike get upset at those of us who still all it paint) has weathered for five years in the sunlight, you'll never match the color up again unless a real maestro is blending it. Hell, even if you buy the paint from two different production runs, it won't match up "new" to "new" six months later.

Let them know they owe you a hull job, NOW, and that if it isn't offered promptly and voluntarily, they can pay court costs and consequential damages for the loss of use of the boat while it is out of service again to haul and repaint it. At a top-dollar yard where they know how to treat a boat.
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Letter to Yard

I sent the following letter to the yard today. I'll post when I hear back.

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February 10, 2009

Dear [Name Deleted]:

The purpose of my letter is to open a dialogue with you to discuss the apparent damage to the Awlgrip hull side paint during the December 2008 haul out of Compass Rose. I’d like to request your assistance in making things right.

Here’s the situation: I have personally inspected the hull of Compass Rose and found multiple areas on the port and starboard hull sides where the Awlgrip paint was abraded by the lifting straps of the travel lift. The damage is so severe in places that the painted surfaced shows damage penetrating though to the primer or original gelcoat. Based on these observations, I don’t believe the hull was properly protected during haul out. To be candid, the damage is inexcusable, especially with the knowledge that [Company Name Deleted] routinely hauls and services Awlgrip painted vessels.

[Name Deleted], when I spoke to you on Saturday February 7 and explained my concerns, you suggested that the damage be buffed / polished out. This is not an acceptable solution. Buffing / polishing Awlgrip, is only recommended when there is no damage to the paint, which is clearly not the case here. Furthermore, even when done by an expert trained in this technique, one can easily damage the protective clear coat of the finish. Spot repair and painting will not match the existing finish and is not an option.

I know mistakes happen and your yard has a good reputation, which I trust that you will want to maintain. Therefore, the only remedy that I will accept to mitigate the damage is to completely respray the hull sides to an as-new condition, at your expense. This includes, but is not limited to:

1. Prep, Fill, Sand, Prime and Spray the entire hull to restore the Flag Blue Awlgrip finish and associated boot and cove stripes.

2. The minimally acceptable coverage is 5 coats of color + 1 clear coat, which is the same level of finish applied during the original Awlgip job.

3. De-rig and prep the vessel as necessary to allow entry to the paint shed. Re-rig and tune to previous settings.

4. Complete all work with the same professional consideration, care and technique as if the work was being performed for a fee.

5. Properly document and provide to me a work order showing all work to be completed for this project.

6. Complete all work to my satisfaction and inspection prior to my proposed splash date, the 2nd week of April 2009.

[Name Deleted], it is my strong desire to satisfactorily resolve my complaint privately and amicably; however, I will not constrain my options herein. The resale value of my vessel has been significantly impacted by the aforementioned damages. I take this very seriously, and hope you understand the urgency I have placed in its resolution.

I need to hear from you no later than next Tuesday, February 17, 2009.

Jason
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good on ya, Jason... good luck
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jason,
Is that a hole or a big punched in area of gelcoat in the bottom right picture?
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