Decided to opt out and get yard to sort antifoul

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Checking with Yard to day ... found out the price quote they gave was just for the work !

TBH - I know its better to remove all old A/F and have fresh system ... they are talking sand - 2 coats primer - 2 coats hard racing .... 1267 Euros + materials.
But I've asked them to consider smoothing the A/F that's already there and then recoat ... I would remove all next year to avoid building up layers.

Its also that I intend to lift out more than once during the season to power wash off - as we will be preparing ourselves for racing later ... so bottom should stay clean... especially that its Baltic and nothing like UK waters for growth etc.
 

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Coming from the hard school of scrubbing off and antifouling a 60 footer between tides, I actually enjoy antifouling a somewhat smaller boat up on dry land.
 

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With the chief officers help the antifoul painting took 3hrs on Saturday and was good exercise.
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Ok - got a deal for total job ... remove old ... two epoxy primer coats ... two coats of racing hard ... 38ft fin keeler ..... 1700 euros all in .. including remove / clean up and reseal keel bolt covers that leak in the lead keel.

Not cheap - but fair I think.
 

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Sometimes it’s just not possible to get a professional to visit your boat...they quite often just simply don’t show up...and every time you call it’s like they are hearing your voice for the first time....recently I tried everyone to get the bow thruster serviced...eventually I did it myself....but although I am happy with the job I did...getting my body into the space upfront under the bed was sooo painful for my knee that cannot bend...but had to. The bloke on the boat next to me still looks at me funnily because of all the screaming he heard from me
 

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Sometimes it’s just not possible to get a professional to visit your boat...they quite often just simply don’t show up...and every time you call it’s like they are hearing your voice for the first time....recently I tried everyone to get the bow thruster serviced...eventually I did it myself....but although I am happy with the job I did...getting my body into the space upfront under the bed was sooo painful for my knee that cannot bend...but had to. The bloke on the boat next to me still looks at me funnily because of all the screaming he heard from me

You are far better served in the UK than we are here. Basically number of boats in Latvia as a total would less than a small harbours worth in UK !!
 

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Mobos ... long keelers ... fin keelers are a doddle compared to bilge keelers ... I mean proper BK's - not those late Twin Keel jobs that are more like two fins !!
Doing the job on my Snapdragon was made a helluva lot easier when I saw a garage crawler in Aldidl. It served me 10 years or more before the slat got it, and I'm using its replacement on Jazzcat.
 

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Ok - got a deal for total job ... remove old ... two epoxy primer coats ... two coats of racing hard ... 38ft fin keeler ..... 1700 euros all in .. including remove / clean up and reseal keel bolt covers that leak in the lead keel.

Not cheap - but fair I think.
I would say that is very fair. Hopefully when they've removed the old a/f they don't find that the gelcoat is soft/blistering - the price goes up a lot if they have to peel the gelcoat and then dry it out in a heated shed before epoxying (don't ask me how I know :eek:).
 
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