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Old 31-07-2015, 15:53   #16
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Re: Do these prices seem right?

The prices are a little high "BUT " what a lot of you don't realise that live in the Northern hemisphere here in Oz the labour rates are high which pushes up the costs since my arrival back here after 25 yrs in the med I have found a lot of things expensive
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Those prices seem about what I would expect from the East Coast of Australia. I little more than what I see quoted here in South Oz which is to be expected.

Yep, plenty of motivation to DIY when practical.

Congratulations on the purchase. Where are you sailing to and from to bring her home, if you don't mind me asking?

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Old 31-07-2015, 21:29   #18
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[QUOTE=It is always preferable to spray paint rather than using rollers.[/QUOTE]
Why please?
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Old 31-07-2015, 23:01   #19
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The prices are a little high "BUT " what a lot of you don't realise that live in the Northern hemisphere here in Oz the labour rates are high which pushes up the costs since my arrival back here after 25 yrs in the med I have found a lot of things expensive
I think it's unfortunately just a sign of the times. Some particularly d'actualite examples for me right now are $1400 for a car service and $20000 for a realestate agent to do a couple home opens and put a sign up out front.

Then again, maybe I'm just getting older and out of touch.

Oh well, elbow grease is something I have plenty of. Boat maintenance is going to be DIY.
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Coppercoat the bottom, it will last 10 to 17 years.
Just a lift and powerwash each year.
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Coppercoat the bottom, it will last 10 to 17 years.
Just a lift and powerwash each year.
Hi Malcom,
I used to agree......however there have been changes at the manufacturer and now I have been reading tales that the product is not what it was and of very disappointing longevity as well as substantial growth. One of the sailing mags did a review a few years ago and concluded that the recipe had changed and even when applied by an authorised outlet the coating was not surviving for longer then about two seasons. This makes it very uneconomical. We do our own these days.
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1of9, the reason spraying is preferable to rollers is basically, no hidden voids from"roller bounce", or, as they are referred to, holidays. It also uses less material. Just my opinion. You can always tell a roll and tip job from a sprayed one. For small topside jobs using enamel, i.e. yachts, I always used a 4" badger brush with all the "tricks of the trade" employed.I'm retired, and no longer paint boats, but for almost forty years, dry docked large ships and tugs, and they always sprayed the covering. Not being argumentative. Do as you please.
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1of9, the reason spraying is preferable to rollers is basically, no hidden voids from"roller bounce", or, as they are referred to, holidays. It also uses less material. Just my opinion. You can always tell a roll and tip job from a sprayed one. For small topside jobs using enamel, i.e. yachts, I always used a 4" badger brush with all the "tricks of the trade" employed.I'm retired, and no longer paint boats, but for almost forty years, dry docked large ships and tugs, and they always sprayed the covering. Not being argumentative. Do as you please.
I think you are likely right. Professionals do the job a lot faster and with less materials than us amateurs. However, in the case of anti-fouling the thicker coat, due to the roller/brush can be an advantage. Spraying anti-fouling is not difficult but we apply ours quite easily by roller & brush and have never seen any bounce or voids as its so easy to see the fresh application.
However, if it comes to painting the topsides then I would hand over the spray painting to a professional. I would also ensure I witnessed the spraypainting to ensure I got what I was paying for.
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its a couple of gallons of bottom paint and hopefully two coats for 4 k AUS


the next two items are redundant, they are the same thing
considering washing prep and compound and wax they are pretty close to being right
51 ft is a lot of square footage
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