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Old 16-03-2006, 19:19   #1
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boatyard in fort Lauderdale

Can anybody recommend a boatyard in Fort Lauderdale that could haul-out a 24ft wide catamaran for sail drive maintenance?

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Old 16-03-2006, 19:58   #2
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Claire - I'm afraid I can't help you on this one. I had work done at River Bend marina where they hauled our FP-38. In my opinion - they did a lousy job, did more than authorized, and charged too much. Since I was 3,000 miles away at the time, I had little to argue about as I was trying to get the boat loaded on a Yacht Path ship for transport to the left coast.
It may be a different story if you are there to stand over them at each step. I had no way to do that and no one to hire to do it for me.
Every time I called the yard manager - Robert, as I recall - he was too busy to talk, then at the last minute did the work and had to air ship a part - and of course charged me for the shipping!
An exhaust manifold was replaced and not even bolted on to the engine correctly, and a spare cooland cap, that was the wrong pressure rating.
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Old 19-03-2006, 04:32   #3
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I have not been there but Buddy on Indigo Moon recently hauled out at Lauderdale Marine Center and was very happy with them.
They also let you do work yourself vs. Riverbend. Scroll down the main page to find the part about the haul out

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Old 19-03-2006, 07:40   #4
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ditto lauderdale marine i hauled out there and am planing to go back.....jt
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Old 21-03-2006, 14:03   #5
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Ft. Lauderdale boatyards

Another vote for Lauderdale Marine - very professional with our 42 x 21.
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