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Old 20-02-2014, 07:20   #1
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6 weeks in a boat yard and this is what I get!

So, I just had an amazing experience for 6 weeks refitting my hull.
Absolutely surprised myself with the integrity and craftsmanship.
Then I have this bright idea to tie up to the sinking rusty barge for $700 per month while I gather my health and detox from the toxins.
So some new owner bought the rusty POS and started pumping out the rusty water.
The old salt was much to knowing to do it, he passed on the risks.
The harbor looked like a Clint Eastwood (
Painted red) movie and so does my hull.
I tore into A lot of people. Coast guard and FWC was around a lot but no one gave a $:&:& about my new hull.
I found the owner of the yard, btw, they were avoiding , and he offered me a "half haul" for free.
I said I need to get some water under this keel and was getting outta dodge. Then I asked for me to be excused for the 1/2 month dockage of $350.
Was I too easy???
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Old 20-02-2014, 07:30   #2
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You know how sprinkles of metal on the deck from a grinder or sawsall is around and rust spots forever?
Should I be worried about it getting through my bottom paint and barrier coat?
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Re: 6 weeks in a boat yard and this is what I get!

Explain in a little more detail of what it looks like... and or a picture or two....
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Old 20-02-2014, 07:57   #4
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Re: 6 weeks in a boat yard and this is what I get!

Pictures are great. Sounds like a little on/off hull cleaner might take it off. It cleans the stains from the tanic acid (common ICW Mustache) of the hull. Its really nasty looking sometimes. I got peppered by some metal particles floating in the air somewhere between Ga. and Fl. and didnt know it til they started rusting on my pretty white deck. The whole boat was covered. I know rust is a hard thing to remove. I hope yours isnt rust.
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Re: 6 weeks in a boat yard and this is what I get!

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You know how sprinkles of metal on the deck from a grinder or sawsall is around and rust spots forever?
Should I be worried about it getting through my bottom paint and barrier coat?


Your bottom will be fine. Your topsides however, probably not so much. If it helps, there was a recent incident near here which we got quite a few paint jobs out of. The marina dwellers all got new paint jobs, every one of them. Insurance actually paid out. You might consider making a claim against the marinas insurance. I would.


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Re: 6 weeks in a boat yard and this is what I get!

Is the owner of the barge somehow tied to the boatyard?

Who are you paying in order to be tied to the barge?

I would:

1) accurately assess the damage, 2) figure out who you think is liable, and 3) figure out if they have an easy way to remedy the situation.

I'd be taking photos of everything.

I wouldn't be having too many conversations with the boatyard until I had done my homework.
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Minaret, as usual some great advice.
Letsget, I'm probably too passive or too lazy to pursue.
I am btw, a key wester and that is for better or worse sloppy and carefree.

Minaret, the rust is covering my Trinidad bottom paint and also up on my bootstripe but not on naked fiberglass.
Probably a good thing?
But it is heart breaking after all the love I gave her.
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Letsget,
Sorry I missed that.
The deal was between me and the boat yard owners.
The barge people sucked,
I'm back on my mooring and I smell so bad like rust. Clothes, teak wood... All infiltrated.
I couldn't stand my little dog, just washed the hell out of him.
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Minaret, as usual some great advice.
Letsget, I'm probably too passive or too lazy to pursue.
I am btw, a key wester and that is for better or worse sloppy and carefree.

Minaret, the rust is covering my Trinidad bottom paint and also up on my bootstripe but not on naked fiberglass.
Probably a good thing?
But it is heart breaking after all the love I gave her.
The financial impact of minaret's advice is incalculable...

Good news??? Bottom scrub the couple inches of Trini... Buff the boot with a cleaner wax.... Bet you're smilin' after....

Smarter heads confirm please....
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I have NEVer been on a dock until then.
Got 10 years doing this. But at my mooring or anchor.
Didn't like the foul people walking around my boat. Foul, not being judge minded but judging by the drug and alcoholics dealings. Nor did the misses.
So sterile and fresh out at anchor.

Hope the hull looses it's redness. Mostly red on the barge side that was pumping out.
Btw, the barge was large for a key west barge that is.
The yard owner said he had words with the owner as the barge was listing so bad that he was worried about it taking me down with it.

Jackson Browne came on the radio, kinda calming. Something about them coming for his piano.

Hope my wife still likes me, I roared at a few people in about 3 crazy days (not her).
Only large tough men, I was the exorcist, growling large. Hope no one was personally hurt
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Letsget,
Sorry I missed that.
The deal was between me and the boat yard owners.
The barge people sucked,
I'm back on my mooring and I smell so bad like rust. Clothes, teak wood... All infiltrated.
I couldn't stand my little dog, just washed the hell out of him.
I don't think it would be unreasonable to ask the boat yard to clean up your boat to your satisfaction, or to give you a cash payment to pay for your damages. Your call. They have insurance for this kind of thing. Take some photos and document the events, with dates.

Don't necessarily show them your cards or threaten them, but do calmly insist on them doing the right thing, and let them know you won't be letting go until they've made you whole.
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Re: 6 weeks in a boat yard and this is what I get!

wash it down with muriatic acid 25% acid 75% water works great for rust
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