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Old 15-04-2015, 08:20   #1
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Hello I need some recommendations for a yard that actually let me do my own work, paint bottom and buff out topsides i live in Vineyard Haven MA i have tried 6 different yards so far no luck. she is 45' fin keel ..i don`t mind sailing for a day if i have to to get the right spot Thanks
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Old 15-04-2015, 10:47   #2
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Re: Haul out Reccomendations

Wait until end of June then call them back. Northeast yards launching their own fleets right now, likely too busy and hard stand space at a premium now. Most won't tie up a lift and throw another boat in the way when their fleets need launching, especially if there's no money to be made off you.


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thanks it is not so much time as realize yards are straight out right now it is more i want to do my own work including bottom painting it has been a few years since our last boat and it seems most yards now are under very strict regulations when it comes to bottom paint or so they say.
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Re: Haul out Reccomendations

You might be able to work something out with Ralph Packer. He owns the marine railway next to MV shipyard. Have you talked to the guys at G&B? Perhaps they have room behind the Tisbury marketplace where you can set up. You can also try giving Russ Wendt a call. He has his own boat hauling business.

Packers might be easiest as you won't have to unstep your mast.

Goodluck, I grew up on the island and know how absurd the prices are down there.
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