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Paint & Fiberglass

We have  experience in fiberglass repair, vacuum bagging, structural and cosmetic repairs. On one of our more serious repairs, we reattached the structural grid to a Beneteau 40.7 that had run aground.  There was a lot of grinding, cutting and wetting out but it all came together nicely and the boat is like new again.  We ended the project by fairing the keel to the templates. It came out perfectly.

We have faired and painted several boats using various coatings from Imron to Awlgrip and the secret to all of the projects was patience and preparation.

Coatings - we are a certified applicator of Pettit paints. And with the environment always in everyone’s conscience, Pettit is a natural, leading the way in copper free paints. Ultima Econaia and Hydrocoat Econaia's active ingredient is Econaia which is in the zinc family. 6% Econaia equates to 60% copper. It is truly revolutionary with very low VOC.

The most important thing to remember about any paint is preparation as I mentioned above. It is key to make sure the surface you are painting is clean and free of all loose paint and debris. Sanding is the most important step in preparing the bottom for new paint, if you have a good coat of paint, then you will only have to rough up the paint and get some teeth in it. If the bottom is in bad shape, it will be important to sand everything away.