Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Copper coat
Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
We have used Coppercoat for the last 5 years. It works as advertised. We obtained our supplies from Jim Edwards in Florida (321-514-9197) who is the USA representative. It takes 14 units to do a SM. At Jim's latest cost per unit $130 it would cost approx $1,820. We got it for $90 per unit as a boat show special. No sales tax charged as we were shipping it out of state (Florida). Shipping costs unknown. We had to re-apply this year as the boatyard that applied did not do a good job in New England. They said they had applied it before but upon seeing them apply it it was evident that they were newbies.
Jim recommended putting on a barrier coat first which we did as we had all the old under coat removed. We did this at a cost of $3,000 plus 3 gallons of undercoat costing $600.
We applied the second coating in St. Martin with a team of 6 over 2 days. NO cost except for lots of beer and lunches. Considering the haul-out cost plus the cost of the paints and supplies the cost of $12,000 sounds high unless they are stripping the boat down.
Cost of Coppercoat $1,820
Epoxy paint 600
Misc supplies (Brushes, trays etc) 200
Stripping old under coat off (not Required) 3,000
Paul & Susan LaFrance
Former owners of SV NOMAD SM#362
From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 4:36 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Copper coat
We have decided to apply Copper Coat on our Amel SM,. We are on our way to Chesapeake Bay, and have got one cost estimate from a yard there. The estimate is 12000 USD. Rather expansive, have anyone of you out here applied Copper coat? Is our indicated price