If you are talking winter storage and spring prep...
NYS has gotten very strict apparently about being insured or certified to do bottom jobs. Most formerly DIY
yards are not allowing owners to do their own bottoms.
Not a bad idea for multiple reasons and one of them is sanding
the nasty is nasty... painting you are inhaling nasty too.
Britannia in Northport offered a "spring special" which I can't recall
the rate... but it was quite reasonable to haul, power wash, sand, mask, paint and relaunch in a few quick days. I used the deal and got a few extra days to wax the hull
. I cleaned and prepped the prop and did the zinc. This worked out well and they splashed me and slipped me close to the parking lot where I was able to do the rest of the spring prep. Working on a hauled out boat a drag going up and down the ladder. I store in water...boats don't need or like to be standing in jack stands... and if the yard take watches out and your dock
lines don't chafe in water storage is economical and handy. I do projects during the storage period heating
the boat with portable ceramic heaters when I am working in it.
I have found the yard and the staff helpful and pleasant. No complaints.
Brewers are as expensive as it gets in an already expensive industry.