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Old 17-12-2010, 06:16   #1
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Good Boatyard Near West Palm Beach?

We are in need of a bottom job on a 38 foot sailboat. Anyone know of a reasonably priced boatyard near West Palm Beach Florida? We're willing to travel a day or two to get there.

Rybovitch and Cracker Boys are here in West Palm. Rybovitch appears to specialize in mega-yachts. Any experiences good or bad with either of these?
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Old 17-12-2010, 06:44   #2
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I didn't haul but knew several who hauled at Cracker Boys, or had masts pulled there so they could head up to Indian Town to the DIY boatyard there. I had some parts shipped in when I was at anchor, used their chandlery, and they referred me to a local mechanic. Very nice folks, I'd inquire there as to their rates.
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Old 17-12-2010, 07:09   #3
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We have had work done at Rybovich and they did excellent work. But man did it cost. It was a bit different sitting in a slip between two 125 footers. We have not personally had any work done at Cracker Boys, but two friends have and were very pleased. Chuck
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ill give my vote for cracker boy, had my boat hauled there and helped some friends that had their boats hauled there, great people, and the haul/launch/pressure wash fee is is very reasonable ($300 round trip for my 30 footer... and $1/ft/night for storage...) if you are doing the painting yourself just be aware that they require you to buy the paint from them at their inflated prices, if your having them do it then that is a moot point.
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Old 17-12-2010, 08:42   #5
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Thanks to all for the recommendations. I called Cracker Boy and scheduled a haul out. They were very nice, rates were more reasonable than I expected, and they had no problem with us staying aboard.
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