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:
, NC 28516
(In Adams Core
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.