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Old 09-27-2008, 05:18 AM
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Does any body know how muchit would cost to repaint the bottom and top on a 26 CC boat. Just arough estmate.Thanks guys





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A good friend of mine was quoted 2500.00 for a 23 footer done with awgrip.
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On the expensive side, $100 a foot, anything less than $50 a foot, be leary. If you choose to do it yourself, tape up to the scum line, sand the complete bottom, use Inter-protect 2000 (5 coats) then Inter-Lux on the outside (2 coats). Nasty job, but you can save $ and make sure it's done right.
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I am thinking about buying someone elses boat that could use an new paint job.
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The prices above tell you the range, but even that needs qualifying depending on where you are. The age and condition of the boat is the factor that directs whether you'll want it fast and good ($$) or whether you're OK with slow and iffy (cheap jobs). If you know that $100/FT is ballpark, then add for prep work and scratch/chip filling, or subtract if you just want the boat painted as is and back into the water.
IF you want a DIY job, materials would run about $250-$300 and the rest of the cost would be your Time and Equipment and Place.
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You guys sound lite to me. I'd guess $4000-$5000 to paint the hull of a 26' boat done right in New England.
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You guys sound lite to me. I'd guess $4000-$5000 to paint the hull of a 26' boat done right in New England.
Wow, if that's the price, I need to ditch these flip-flops and sunscreen and start working up there! I'd charge $100/ft and be happy with it for normal boats.

Materials and equipment are the same everywhere, so all I can figure is that you're talking about a marina shop that charges for expensive overhead and a large margin? Or is it license fees or ??

There just aren't that many hours of work, so where's that number come from? I'm curious.
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Its a 86 Strike CC
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i don't know where you are but eastern shore md. starts at 125 ft. and goes from there.
deck surface is more.
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Depending on how much body work there is to do (dings, scratches, stress cracks, etc). I'd estimate about 10K for hull sides and hull bottom if you are using a good quality primer/paint system.
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:39 AM
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Yes the boat does have spider cracks on the floor and some dings and scratches....
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Depending on how much body work there is to do (dings, scratches, stress cracks, etc). I'd estimate about 10K for hull sides and hull bottom if you are using a good quality primer/paint system.

Agreed!

We've seen this before. Can't tell you how many times I seen people get burned or receive shotty work, or the job taking 5X as long as the guy painting quoted. Real professional paint shops have overhead and use quality paints/primers and these things add up. Anything less thing less $6-8K I'd be very weary and depending on the condition of the gelcoat and bottom...sure 10K sounds about right.
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The painter can do a qucky job limiting his labor time and charge less, or he can do it right which takes lots and lots of labor, and a high price to do. Depends what kind of job you want to have done.
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SeaJay, A good painter will not do a quickie job.
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Kerno's Jupiter - about 10G's to do - it's all in the prep...this is urethane+ clear:
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FWIW, some of us get lucky and get both a low (?) price and quality work. I had a 2-year-old Formula with lot of bottom scratches and gouges from the prior owner's abuse. A local shop (barn behind his house, but 6 employees) repaired all the hull damage and gave the hull an Imron job up to the rubrail. $2200 3 years ago. Time about two weeks. Good, reasonable work is out there.

For a 1985 boat, I'd do a DIY job and learn how.
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Well I figured about 4-5000 $
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The folks I use charge $50 an hour. (Independant contractors, who are very good--and one of the few folks I would have paint a boat). I have seen a lot of bad jobs: runs, orange peel, voids, not adequate prep etc. It takes a lot of work and depends on how much there has to be done in the prep. The boat will also need epoxy primers and several coats of LP, if you want a top notch job.
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Since we are showing pictures. Here is some of what Stan had to do on my hull bottom. The hull sides had the same kind of work above the chines. I'd say they easily had 120+ hours just in getting the hull sides and bottom repaired, prepped and painted. After the labor cost then figure in about $2500 worth of paint and primer for the hull sides and bottom.





































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The prices above tell you the range, but even that needs qualifying depending on where you are. The age and condition of the boat is the factor that directs whether you'll want it fast and good ($$) or whether you're OK with slow and iffy (cheap jobs). If you know that $100/FT is ballpark, then add for prep work and scratch/chip filling, or subtract if you just want the boat painted as is and back into the water.
IF you want a DIY job, materials would run about $250-$300 and the rest of the cost would be your Time and Equipment and Place.
$100 a foot to do topsides AND hull? How much primer, how much paint, and what kinds of primer and paint are you talking about to do a ENTIRE 26' boat topsides and hull for $250-$300? What about the materials to repair the fiberglass, masking materials, etc..?
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