Starting in the spring of 2003 Weeks Yacht Yard's
policy requires that we must
paint all bottoms of boats that or stored or repaired upon our property.
DEC regulations require that marinas must staff professionally state licensed
applicators before they are able to apply underwater coatings. Although
customers could technically be allowed to lease space to apply their own
coatings, the marina would be responsible for any violations or spills and would
incur all fines which range from $5,000.00 to $25,000.00 per day. Weeks
Yacht Yard's policy, like most marinas is that of applying anti-foulants for
all of our
Customers are Allowed to:
Prepare their own bottoms provided they set up a
tarp under the boat and use a dust collecting sander.
Install their own zincs and clean up running gear
Perform all other maintenance to their own boats
with members of their immediate families.
Contract outside labor (i.e. canvas makers, window
tinters, custom work) through the yard office.
Standard Bottom Painting Work will Include:
Environmental Safety and the Law
By law we are responsible for keeping our
environment clean and free from paint spills. Applicators must wear gloves, hats and full shirt
sleeves (no shorts) and respirators. Product Safety data sheets must be
available and undamaged product labels must be on file. Applicators
must have their license on file. Weeks Yacht Yard must keep complete
records on bottoms painted, paint used, where purchased and the hull number
of your boat. All these records are sent to the New York State Department of
All boats will be lightly sanded or scraped, or
sanded with a dustless sanding system. Special work preparation for
bottoms in poor condition or for racing finishes will be extra. Water
lines are tapped off for straightness.
One complete coat of the paint of your choice will
be properly applied to the bottom and cut up to your boot top. Clean up is
part of the job
$13.00 per foot includes all the above labor plus all
safety, clean up and application materials. Special rates apply for
multi coats. Paint will be charged as used. All bottom
paints are available at discount prices. Special pricing is available for
two and three coat applications. Call us about barrier coat work and