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Old 18-04-2013, 19:55   #1
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Boatyard trauma

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 needs.

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.
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Old 18-04-2013, 20:13   #2
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Re: Boatyard trauma

Hey Ala'mode

I'm right behind you, no literally, I'm right behind you!

I've been on the hard for four months now right across from the Blue Moose Cafe.

Good advice you have there. I could have used it a few months ago
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Old 18-04-2013, 21:11   #3
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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 needs.

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.

Gotta say -- that was one scary thread title!
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Old 19-04-2013, 13:26   #4
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Gotta say -- that was one scary thread title!
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Second ambulance in 6 months in the yard here yesterday.
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Old 19-04-2013, 14:29   #5
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Re: Boatyard trauma

That doesn't sound like "trauma", it sounds like "par for the course".
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