I used Baja
Naval once in the past and it was a bit of a disaster.
Its been awhile but it brings up a couple of points that may be applicable now.
1. While in Puerto Vallarta
I had an ablative tin based bottom paint
applied to the boat. I hated it, did well on keeping growth off, but the inflatable dinghy
tied alongside smeared the paint
all over the hull
above the waterline.
Quotes to have the paint
removed in San Diego
were quite high, so I looked into to Baja
Naval who's quote to remove and paint Trinidad were quite resonable.
So beware of paints that would be not want to install in the US.
2. On the way down to Baja Naval, my transmission
froze. Baja Naval pulled the transmission
sent it back up to San Diego
to be overhauled and then reinstalled it. On the installation
they put the pressure plate in backwards. The boat ran, it shifted but was a bit hard to start. I took it anyway and headed home. After about 15 to 20 hours on the system, the engine
Started negotiations with Baja Naval to cover the cost of the engine rebuild
Discussions went nowhere, at some point I think they offered me cost of the transmission rebuild
but that was basically there final offer. Both lawyers I talked with advised me to not pursue any litigation, Mexican Tort law being what it is. I ultimately repowered the boat with a new Yanmar
on my own dime.
So if something goes really bad, don't expect them to make things right.
Crazy Fish - Maintaining, Upgrading and Sailing a Crealock 37