Well, just spent 5 weeks on the hard
getting a new bottom/hull paint
job and servicing the wooden mast
. One of the hardest projects that i have done in a while.
Here is what I learned for what it is worth to those who are contemplating a job on the hard
. (I was a newbie until now).
PLAN your jobs. Make a hard plan and stick to it. It is very easy and very expensive to use the logic, "well, I already have it out of the water
..." If this is your mantra, budget
another lump sum to cover all that sh*t.
The other main issue costing the job ahead of time. Here I learned a valuable lesson that saved my some money
I used Port of Port Townsend boatyard. Ahh, mixed bag here. They happily costed the job ahead of time. They were a little hard to deal with the schedule but it all worked out in the end.
BUMS took care of the paint
job and I cannot say enough good things about his crew and his overall attitude.
There is a rigger on site at the boatyard, all I can say here is that if you aren't leaving a blank check behind, don't expect much. In the end, I ended up using Fisheries Supply for all my rigging
Having a mast
pulled, along with paint meant a good deal of scheduling between the boatyard, the crane and the rigger...I advise eliminating as many variables as possible by trying t have one entity manage the final assembly.
Good luck to anyone attempting a haul out
soon! I am happily wet on the underside once again.