Congratulations on the work you have completed!!! We just finished a complete refit
on a 52' Kanter monohull
in south Florida
, including complete painting with Alexseal 2 part, so I feel compelled to comment. The problem is that it either costs your time or your money
... we went the "do it yourself" route
and spent hunderds of hours in prep time, then had a pro shoot the paint. This is probably the cheapest option in the states, still giving you a professional paint job. We saw numerous jobs while in the yard, and you can hire cheap
labor but you have to supervise them. So either way, it costs time or money
Spraying two- part paint yourself is highly do-able and good equipment
is availale relatively cheaply. The problem is lack of experience, so in our case, we elected to do the grunt prep work and hire a pro to shoot it. This didn't cost any more than buying
the spray equipment
and spraying ourselves. The time consuming part is the prep work- you can literally shoot a side of a 52' hull
in 3 hours!!
I previously did a complete refit
on a 43' monohull
in Trinidad, and I will tell you that you must factor in travel and hassle- I got a great price
, but adding travel and some additional expenses, it probably washes out equally. The individuals who can save money on a offshore
refit are those that are crusing full time and can live there cheaply and supervise the refit.
Hope these thoughts are helpful.... I am just finishing recovering over 40 pieces of headliner
panelling and my partner is reinstalling deck hardware
and fittings. We hope to cut the docklines at the first of the year.......