Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-05-2024, 16:36   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Boat: BUILT!!! Roberts Mauritius 43ft
Posts: 3,908
Re: Hull Paint Costs

In Australia you wouldn't be allowed to spray a boat in the open (there are VERY strict rules)
Most professional would use roll and tip these days.
coopec43 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2024, 16:47   #17
Registered User
 
Foswick's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2024
Location: San Juan Islands, US
Boat: Fuji 32
Posts: 234
Re: Hull Paint Costs

Same here in WA (Washington State, not Western Australia).
Foswick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2024, 09:03   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gabriola Is. BC
Boat: Newport 30, Sirius 21
Posts: 268
Images: 1
Re: Hull Paint Costs

Get estimates from several individuals in Port Townsend before you choose one. There are independent workers there with low overhead and good tools and skills.



That's an excuse to spend a few days in Port Townsend ahead of bringing the boat there. Wander the yards at the big Port of Port Townsend facility. Talk to the workers and owners. There are workers who just get work by word of mouth, and are always busy because of good work and reasonable prices.
It's a lovely drive from Anacortes, down Whidbey Island, and ferry across to Port Townsend.
(I lived aboard there for almost 30 years)
gulfislandfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2024, 09:37   #19
Registered User
 
rognvald's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Now based on Florida's West coast
Boat: Pearson 34-II
Posts: 2,618
Images: 5
Re: Hull Paint Costs

The greatest decision to make in relation to the size and age of your boat vs cost is the net difference between a professional job and one you do yourself. Of course, even if you're not a skilled person, you might be surprised how well it could look after paint. There was an old working 32 ft crab boat in bad cosmetic shape in the yard a few months ago. The owners son, an amateur at best, sanded and faired obvious voids/dings in the hull and painted it with 2 coats of Rustoleum Marine Paint . It's not Awlgrip but it looked very good and with materials and paint cost him less than $500. So, perhaps you're not willing to do the prep. In that case, get a price from the boatyard for sanding/prep only. You're way ahead of the game on an older boat unless you have a place for it in a local Art museum. At a certain point in a boat's life, one should accept it's age in relationship to cosmetic repairs/challenges. Good luck!
Rognvald
__________________
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathrustra
rognvald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2024, 09:58   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Stuart, FL
Boat: Kanter 52' cutter
Posts: 227
Images: 4
Re: Hull Paint Costs

Own a 52' Kanter.
Painted in Florida in 2016 for 24K.
Just painted in Guaymas MX for 6K.
Did a beautiful job, and alot of prep for an aluminum boat. FLAG blue.
Highly recommend Mexico if you can get her there.
sailnautilus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2024, 11:02   #21
Registered User
 
Nicholson58's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Caribbean live aboard
Boat: Camper & Nicholson58 Ketch - ROXY Traverse City, Michigan No.668283
Posts: 6,396
Images: 84
Re: Hull Paint Costs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foswick View Post
I'm making an offer on a Fuji 32. She's going to need a hull repaint (topside and bottom paint). I'm trying to get a sense of how much this is going to cost to have this done. Estimates I'm seeing online go pretty wide from $1000 - $6000 and even up to $10k - $12k.

I know that it isn't really so much about the paint as the prep, and that can vary with the condition of the hull. I'm just trying to figure out what I should ballpark budget, give or take a thousand dollars or so.

Any recent experience with this?
Crazy affordable in Trinidad at Powerboats. $5000 US for our 58 foot ketch.
Nicholson58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2024, 12:28   #22
MJH
Registered User
 
MJH's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Boat: Tayana Vancouver 42ac
Posts: 1,213
Re: Hull Paint Costs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foswick View Post
I'm making an offer on a Fuji 32. She's going to need a hull repaint (topside and bottom paint). I'm trying to get a sense of how much this is going to cost to have this done. Estimates I'm seeing online go pretty wide from $1000 - $6000 and even up to $10k - $12k.

I know that it isn't really so much about the paint as the prep, and that can vary with the condition of the hull. I'm just trying to figure out what I should ballpark budget, give or take a thousand dollars or so.

Any recent experience with this?
I'll be taking my boat to Port Townsend this summer for the same thing. Please let us know on who you settle on to do the job and his price. I'll do the bottom myself.
__________________
~ ~ _/) ~ ~ MJH
MJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2024, 18:44   #23
Registered User
 
Icarus's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Brisbane
Boat: S&S 40
Posts: 985
Re: Hull Paint Costs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foswick View Post
Pacific Northwest, US.

I (very briefly) considered doing it myself. We have historically done bottom paint ourselves. But, I am looking for a flawless finish and frankly, I suck at such things. I could do an "OK" job, but I would always be looking at all my flaws.

We'll repaint the deck at some point, and I'll do that myself.
Topside needs about 3 days for 2 workers to prepare.. Sand fill high build.. Sand again.. Masking up
Spray paint topside about 2 hrs..
Icarus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hull, hull paint, paint

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crew Wanted: Crew wanted, share costs, surfing cruise Nias, Indonesia to Phuket share costs surfmachine Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 4 23-01-2020 21:28
Crew Wanted: Crew wanted, share costs, surfing cruise Phuket to Sumatra return share costs surfmachine Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 19 18-01-2019 14:36
Hull Paint and Cockpit Paint ? turkish6 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12 04-09-2010 18:29
Bottom Paint Costs cburger Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12 29-10-2009 06:44

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:12.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.