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Location 
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Description
$ 300
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ
18 foot ski boat
5
Full detailing of 18 foot ski boat  more... close row
$ 70
May 2008
Columbia, Missouri
Recreational Boat
4
Yearly maintenance before using boat  more... close row
$ 500
Oct 2007
Charlotte, MI
Speed Boat 24 ft.
10
Winter preparation for speedboat  more... close row
$ 75
Mar 2008
Huntington, WV
Mini Yaht
7
Boat check up before boating season starts  more... close row
$ 1050
May 2008
seaside, california
Old gas motor boat
9
Make sure the maintenance service treats boats well  more... close row
$ 900
May 2008
Los Angeles, California
Large old yacht, some repairs needed
12
Great service on boat maintenance  more... close row
$ 365
Apr 2008
Monticello, MN
Alumacraft
23
General maintenance of boat and trailer  more... close row
$ 800
Apr 2007
San Francisco CA
12metre sailboat
14
Boat repainted, sanded and oiled  more... close row

Description of service

I had to have my boat repainted- I choose to have both the hull repainted and also the woodwork re-oiled as it is still in very good condition and I would like it to stay that way; it needs good care even in a humid environment in order to prevent repeated drying/cracking from variations in temperature and in humidity. Also with age the wood will change in nature and the oil minimizes any kinds of age or weather related stress.

In addition to the repainting, I had the boat sanded down completely; this was an extra service but I think worth the money because I did not merely want irregularities removed and a new coat of paint added.

There is an optional weatherproofing in addition to the boat weatherproofing available but I chose not to get it as I plan on simply having the boat repainted when it is needed.


Review of Service

The service was good- reasonable amount of time as I had planned on having it done through the fall, and did not plan on havin gthe turnaround time be very short. Price is reasonable from what I can tell.

I think it would ahve been less expensive to have it done at the end of the summer as they would have ample time to look at it and less in-season maintenance to do.

In all I was satisfied.


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$ 489
Apr 2008
League City, Texas
21' Robalo Center Console
6
Went in for tune up but needed a lot of repair  more... close row
$ 200
Jan 2007
Tampa. FL
24' speed boat
11
A boat useful for living in Tampa  more... close row
$ 0
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$ 150
May 2007
Jackson, Mississippi
Cruiser
12
Boat maintained before using it for the season  more... close row
$ 2000
Jun 2008
Salem, Oregon
relatively new fishing boat, small size
2
15 months of boat maintenance and protection  more... close row