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lordpoltimore 03-18-2010 08:01 PM

sanding the hull
I own a 1971 irwin 38 which has sat in the water for 10 years and just had the hull scrapped during this time. I have just hauled the boat out the water and surprise the hull has blisters everywhere. I got a quote for $5500 to do the work (suction sanding past the gel coat 1/8" + 6 coats barrier + bottom paint) without touching the through-holes, which was an extra $2500. The sail boat water line is roughly 30 ft with a 3.6 draft. Is this price close to what the norm is for this type of work and watercraft?

EJO 09-16-2010 08:07 AM

If they do what they said and it includes the materials I would say that sounds OK. I don't know where you're located, but here in MI they would charge $750 per coat and that's cleaning and applying, no sanding. So your price looks fine, but he extra for thru-hull surprises me.

s/v Sailmates, 1973 Irwin 32 Classic.

lordpoltimore 09-19-2010 11:23 AM

well the yard done a good job with the hull and sanded it back baby smooth ..the hull is done and the though holes all done new stop cocks ...i still have alot to do but i am pleased with the work ,,

EJO 06-06-2011 01:50 PM

She done
I did all the sanding, and sanding, and sanding, and priming, and priming, and painting and painting, myself this spring and here's the result. Now she looks like a Classic Irwin should look.:D water2.jpg water1.jpg water3.jpg water4.jpg

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