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Old 25-11-2013, 20:11   #1
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43 ft Bottom Scrape/Epoxy job in Mexico?

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We are finishing off the jobs needed to get the boat out of the cold and down to Mexico (pacific side). You always hear stories about how cheap things are in Mexico so we are thinking of saving the our bottom job till we get there.
We need to strip about 5-8 layers of ablative, drain and fill any blisters (none showing now), epoxy coat and re paint.
The plan would be to strip it (or have someone do it), let it dry all summer on the hard and finish it in the fall.
Questions:
Where should we go to do this. So far research is telling me San Carlos. Any other opinions?
Anything we should take with us? Paint? Stripper? Epoxy? Can we get these things down in Mexico?
If we wanted a local to do the work do we trust the yard or rely on someone outside of the yard? I expect we would make sure the stripping was finished before we left for the summer.
Anyone done this? Tell me how it worked out. Basic costs (per foot?) would be appreciated.
Thanks
Gary
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:57   #2
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Re: 43 ft Bottom Scrape/Epoxy job in Mexico?

Nobody has done this?
Really?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:31   #3
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Re: 43 ft Bottom Scrape/Epoxy job in Mexico?

Go to Marina Seca Guaymas.They have best rates in Mexico and and is possible to get good help through yard.You can do your own work,bring as much of materials as you can as some products expensive and hard to find.
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Re: 43 ft Bottom Scrape/Epoxy job in Mexico?

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Hi all
We are finishing off the jobs needed to get the boat out of the cold and down to Mexico (pacific side). You always hear stories about how cheap things are in Mexico so we are thinking of saving the our bottom job till we get there.
We need to strip about 5-8 layers of ablative, drain and fill any blisters (none showing now), epoxy coat and re paint.
The plan would be to strip it (or have someone do it), let it dry all summer on the hard and finish it in the fall.
Questions:
Where should we go to do this. So far research is telling me San Carlos. Any other opinions?
Anything we should take with us? Paint? Stripper? Epoxy? Can we get these things down in Mexico?
If we wanted a local to do the work do we trust the yard or rely on someone outside of the yard? I expect we would make sure the stripping was finished before we left for the summer.
Anyone done this? Tell me how it worked out. Basic costs (per foot?) would be appreciated.
Thanks
Gary


Check your warranties. I doubt a Mexican yard will stand by their work or the products they use like a PNW yard will. You'd be better off getting it done here. I would consider a five year warranty the bare minimum for a bottom job. If they won't give you one, don't even consider it.
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