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Old 20-05-2009, 11:19   #1
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Need Boatyard in Ft Lauderdale Area

where I can work on my own sailboat for a month on the hard. Please give me a recommendation where I can work on the boat or I can someone I hire work on the boat. Thanks James

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Old 20-05-2009, 12:10   #2
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Playboy is about the only "do-it-yourself" yard that I know of.
They are popular and usually have a waiting list, so you better call and book.

That being said, Riverbend will let you do stuff on your own boat, if they get a slice of the action as well.

Forexample I did haul and bottompaint there last year.
I also contracted them to do fiberglass work on the keel.

Then I was free to do my own cutless bearing, painting and other stuff.

Even if you hire contrators on your own, Riverbend only charge $50.00 per day for it as opposed to the old 20%.

Slow times now so you should be able to wheel and deal.

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Old 20-05-2009, 12:47   #3
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Crackerboy used to allow your own work. Cant remember the details, but they are up near West Palm if I remember right.... I think the deal was if they do the painting you can do the other work... not sure....
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If you can venture to glades on the okachobee waterway you'll find one of the most reasonable priced yards in the state. Had some lock closures pending, call ahead first . Do it yourself and live on boat while working allowed.
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We used Playboy Marine (Dania cut off canal) in 2003 and were happy.

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Old 21-05-2009, 04:12   #6
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try river bend up the new river, don't know if they are still there but I used to use them.
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If you use Playboy, be sure to study their rates, which increase as your stay there gets longer than a few weeks. I'd say it's a reasonably priced yard for up to a month, but beyond that it becomes average to above average in cost. Other than that qualifier, I recommend Playboy. The rates are explained pretty clearly on their website.

Once you know about how long you need to stay, I'd also recommend that you call the various marinas to see if they are might offer you a deal below their published rates. Does not hurt to ask.

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