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Old 28-05-2011, 10:38   #16
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My wood boats if out for the winter I'd start priming up to 6 weeks before the splash...
line the bilges with old newspapers then soak with buckets of seawater from the slip.... coupla buckets a day to start by the time she went in she was tight as a drum...
You'll likely need more than a couple coupla buckets tho'
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Old 28-05-2011, 12:50   #17
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Thanks for all the kind advice. I went up there and found to my very pleasant surprise that the boss himslf was working on her along with one of his best guys. I have been pretty sqeaky and upfront about her being wood and the efffects of undue delay. I guess I was heard. The job will be done in time but we shall see if the lift schedule will work as well. I am keeping my fingers crossed. We have been long time customers of the yard and I hope that will we can get her in early in the week before I must go to work. I guess I needed to rant...worry worry worry...you know.

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Glad to hear it's working out Todd.
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Yaahoo..Final out of the yard. New bottom added half a knot under power. Hull paint beautiful. Now for some bright work and I will be all set. New slip looks like it will be fine as well. Sure got a bunch of dirt on the deck though.

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CONGRADULATIONS, and good to see the smile at the end of your post. If you don't worry, who will?.......i2f
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Re: How do I Get Out of the Yard ?

Ah, the joys of boat yards. Retards.

my one and only experience was also fraught with crap and problems. Once they have your boat and some up front money, they know your going nowhere.

I hope the progress isnt a flash in the pan and you get splashed soon
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Bring Donuts!

Seriously, this is not the place to use threats much less legal action. People take care of people they like. This is not just the schedule but how carefully the job is done. You also have to be realistic about the boat yard business at Memorial Day. Too many boats and too little time.

It costs very little to be a favorite customer. For some reason, a lot of boat owners just turn into jerks when dealing with their yard.

Ask about their kids or whether they own a boat ("Nice boat!"). Let them give you some advice about taking care of your boat (which will probably be very good). Compliment them on good work. Tell the boss when one of the workers is doing a good job.

With a little effort, don't be surprised if your boat mysteriously jumps ahead of others on the travellift schedule and a few things get left off your bill.

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Bring Donuts!

Seriously, this is not the place to use threats much less legal action. People take care of people they like. This is not just the schedule but how carefully the job is done. You also have to be realistic about the boat yard business at Memorial Day. Too many boats and too little time.

It costs very little to be a favorite customer. For some reason, a lot of boat owners just turn into jerks when dealing with their yard.

Ask about their kids or whether they own a boat ("Nice boat!"). Let them give you some advice about taking care of your boat (which will probably be very good). Compliment them on good work. Tell the boss when one of the workers is doing a good job.

With a little effort, don't be surprised if your boat mysteriously jumps ahead of others on the travellift schedule and a few things get left off your bill.

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There is SO much truth in the above...
I was launched and allowed to sail away just on my word I would honour a $1700+ yard bill as I'd run dry and was over 3000 miles from home and work possibilities...
A few months later I flew back and paid the bill in person... seemed only right to look a nice guy in the face again and shake his hand...
Men like this are rare but definite treasure's in a hard world...
Cheers Mate...
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when you say paint, do you mean actually paint the boat, or putting anti fouling paint on the haul?
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donuts, beer, and what boaty sed.......
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