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Old 05-05-2008, 17:46   #1

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Best DIY Yard South of Virginia!! Highly Suggest It!!

Ok, I searched long and hard for the best DIY yard all the way from Northern Florida to Norther North Carolina. I found it!!

I would highly suggest anyone on the ICW in need of doing their own bottom paint, making repairs, or any haul out at all go to:

Bock Marine
233 Core Creek Road
Beaufort, NC 28516

(In Adams Core Creek Canal heading North out of Beaufort/Morehead City - it's right on the ICW before a high rise bridge)

The yard was as good as it gets. Here's what they did that others from FL to NC don't:

*Hauled my boat the same day I asked if they could do it
*Didn't do anything wrong at all hauling, blocking and relaunching - good workers
*Has a COURTESY CAR! I was able to provision, get parts, etc... with the car
*Has showers, laundry, free local phone service
*Has sand blasting area, place to put your used engine oil
*The owner is an excellent guy. Very nice, cares about boaters and cares about you getting the project done. Is very helpful and flexible, so BE NICE TO HIM.
*You can do any and all repairs here - welding, bottom paint, whatever... they are very happy to have you do all the work on your own boat
*Well stocked ship's store. Prices were better than local West Marine on many items. Has bottom paint, zincs, etc... etc...


$8.50 per foot for haul, pressure wash, block and re-launch.

$1/ft/day to stay on the hard working on your boat. Includes everything, like the courtesy car and stuff.

Highly suggest going to this place if you are on the ICW and need to fix your boat, but don't want to pay some jerkyard to do the work you know you can do yourself.
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:03   #2
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Thanks for the excellent reference Sully.
I too, can recommend Bock Marine.

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Bock Marine was started by Carl Bock on Roanoke Island in the 1970's as "Roanoke Island Steel and Boat Works". Prior to starting his own business Carl supervised steelwork at Norfolk Ship Building and Drydock Corporation.
The business moved to a location on the ICW just north of Beaufort, NC in 1983 and is now run by Kenny Bock, Carl's son. Bock's yard stopped building new boats in the mid 1990's and now concentrates on maintenance services for wood, fiberglass and steel hulled boats.
Bock's yard is unusual in allowing, even encouraging, owner maintanance.
Bock's is also unusual because of the loyalty and experience of its staff. Kenny told me in 2002 that the newest staff member had been with the yard eight years. When asked how Bock's managed to inspire such loyalty he thought a minute and answered, "I guess we just try to treat our people right..."
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I can also recommend Beaufort ("bo-fort") as an excellent stop. There is Bock's a Yanmar parts/service place (Town Creek Marina), excellent provisions and everything from civilization you might need for the boat.

Plus... it has a nice, rural feel to it even though it has all these amenities. It reminded me a lot of parts of New England, which I'm partial to. Only it wasn't cold.

I can see why Gord has suggested the area earlier. It was great.
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GOOD to see something is going your way. Maybe the Gremlins are behind you now?
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GOOD to see something is going your way. Maybe the Gremlins are behind you now?
I doubt it, Sean always seems to have a new "issue" around every corner .

I hope things go your way, including the wind.
Good luck Sean

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I'm glad to see you found a good place to haul.


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