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TOPIC: Pros & Cons of Repainting

Re:Pros & Cons of Repainting 7 years 4 months ago #286

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It's a little hard for me to say because I constantly interrupted(3 kids, oldest is 6).
I would say approx 10 hours on the removing fittings. I did it alone and had a few things play hard to get.

On the sanding (which was deck, tanks cb trunk, and floor) I would estimate around 70 hours. It's a winter project. I was only able to really do it for 3-4 hours at a stretch before I got too tired to be affective. I started w a 6 inch random orbital w 60 grit. Then a block w 150 grit, then primed, then sanded the primer w 320 per paint manufactures instructions. The primer(awlgrip 545) can be done w a roller, so if you have a place where you could work w some fumes, you could prime it yourself and save yourself some money. If you are going to be at the East Coast in Hampton, I plan on being there, you can take a look and see what you think of the paint job. This was my first time doing it, so I would think you could expect better results from a pro.
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Re:Pros & Cons of Repainting 7 years 4 months ago #291

Jim

You took on a massive project. You've gotta do a writeup at some point to keep that for antiquity.

Parker

A full on repaint will be alot of work, time and materials budget will be high (prob 100 hours and over a thousand easy for materials). I know a Guck bottom job comes in just under 4g. Decks would be as much or more due to the increased time required on prep (dealing with fittings). If a pro does everything, I would budget 8-10. If you do all the prep, budget around 6. Guck charges well for their quality work, you could probably find a cheaper number from another shop, but its not worth the loss of peace of mind that its done right. Another guy is Mike Beasley with Beasley Marine in Annapolis. I've worked with him and he is an awesome boat builder that can do any project, soup to nuts.

Weight, if done properly there is no weight gain, possibly weight loss as gel coat is heavy.

Quality of a painted bottom will be as good or better if done properly. Alot of that down the road is in your hands with the proper care and upkeep.

I have done this work on other boats and its not glamorous. Think very hard about taking this on yourself
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Re:Pros & Cons of Repainting 7 years 4 months ago #293

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Parker,

Having done the interior of my boat, I would say this is probably worth the time and money required. I did my boat when I was in college and had a lot of time, but no money. I did all the prep work myself but it takes way longer than you think it will. It also ended up costing me more than my initial estimates in materials and supplies. I am happy with the end result but would never do it again.

You may want to talk to Jeff Miller about what it costs to get this kind of thing done professionally. His Waterat looked brand new after Larry did the interior refinishing/re-rigging in 2008.

I would sail your boat as-is and save for a new Rondar. Your boat could probably fetch 60-70% of what it would take to get a new boat on the water.
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Re:Pros & Cons of Repainting 7 years 4 months ago #295

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Parker,

This is something that I have also considered. I ultimately decided that it made more sense to sell the boat as is and to buy a new boat from Rondar. The added advantage to this is that I can sell a well rigged and proven "turn key" package to a new 505 sailor.
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