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Old 07-12-2014, 14:48   #1
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Stripping for a Haulout?

It has been 30 months since her last bottom job, and my boat is due for paint, wax and some hull repairs (thanks to the USCG).

Last time the bottom was done it was local and I knew the folks, so I did not strip anything off. This time she will be going to Playboy down in Dania. I will be dropping her off, seeing her hauled and not back down that way for a week.

So how much do you take off your boat when she is in a boatyard? Hand tools, winch and compass covers? More? Less?

Usual disclaimers apply, just curious what others do.

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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

No reason to have the companionway open when you're gone, is there? Why bother removing anything?
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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

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It has been 30 months since her last bottom job, and my boat is due for paint, wax and some hull repairs (thanks to the USCG).

Last time the bottom was done it was local and I knew the folks, so I did not strip anything off. This time she will be going to Playboy down in Dania. I will be dropping her off, seeing her hauled and not back down that way for a week.

So how much do you take off your boat when she is in a boatyard? Hand tools, winch and compass covers? More? Less?

Usual disclaimers apply, just curious what others do.

Thanks
I'm not clear on what hazards you are addressing by removing things from the boat: theft, dirt, accidental damage... whatever?

If it is theft, if you can't trust them to not steal your stuff, how can you possibly trust them to do all the work well in your absence? IME, there are more cases of botched repairs than thievery in boatyards!

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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

Stripping for a haul out could be a good deal. Depends on the yard crew's inclinations I guess.
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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

I've hauled at Playboy twice. Never had a problem or heard of a problem.

Say hello to Basil from Gina and John. He does good work.
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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

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I'm not clear on what hazards you are addressing by removing things from the boat: theft, dirt, accidental damage... whatever?

If it is theft, if you can't trust them to not steal your stuff, how can you possibly trust them to do all the work well in your absence? IME, there are more cases of botched repairs than thievery in boatyards!

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I'm with Jim on this issue. I wouldn't go there if I didn't trust the yard. Jus sayin.
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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?



Once again, you guys have come through with outstanding counsel.

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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

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I'm not clear on what hazards you are addressing by removing things from the boat: theft, dirt, accidental damage... whatever?

If it is theft, if you can't trust them to not steal your stuff, how can you possibly trust them to do all the work well in your absence? IME, there are more cases of botched repairs than thievery in boatyards!

Jim

Trusting yard crew is one thing, but take no risks with valuables anyhow. I have seen everything from drunks sleeping in boats to a dinghy dropped 15' to the hard while they were attempting to get it off the boat deck. Had plenty of tools stolen too. All in a yard with cameras and barbed wire. Boatyards are an easy mark, thieves know this.
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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

Minaret's advice is right on. I had the boat yard crew forget to lock the companionway on several occasions. Luckily, nothing was stolen.
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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

Sigh... I guess that I am just out of touch with the realities of urban life in the States. We are fortunate that for many years now we have used yards where theft is a very minor problem.

And Minaret, I get your point... it ain't the yardies that one should worry about, but the after-hours maggots that come to the surface to feed. Oh... drunks sleeping on boats? See that all the time... usually owners and crew!

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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

Glad too see I am not the only one with thoughts on both sides of the issue.

Ok hand tools, mast climber and small solar panel come with me.

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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

Mine goes on the hard Mon morning a week from now, I intend to remove any easily carried off stuff, EPIRB, Binoculars, that kind of thing, but leaving stuff that isn't easily carried off.
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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

"Trust but verify" so to speak.

Nothing wrong with being a little untrusting and removing all the shiny baubles from the boat. Or, securing them all in the bonded storage locker, along with the family jewels.

I suppose a lot depends on what areas the workers will need access to, doesn't it?
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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

i have never stripped any boat for haulout-- i lock interior so my home is not invaded by anyone.
if the interior is to be worked on, i will be there for it.
is my home. why should i have to move out just for sand and a splash of paint and some other new items installed??
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Re: Stripping for a Haulout?

Stripping for a Haulout?

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It has been 30 months since her last bottom job.....
This actually may be an effective way to barter yard time... Possibly higher quality work too...
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