Re: Whangerei, New Zealand recommendations?
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My experiences getting
BOTTOM PAINT REPLACED at Riverside Drive Marina. (Whangarei).
For environmental reasons blasting antifoul paint off was not allowed. So it was done by hand by Limbard scraper. It was time consuming & difficult to get experienced workers).
The marina staff were always helpful but were paranoid about any flakes of antifoul paint that might end up on the ground - fines if caught.
They required big screens to completely surround the boat & tarpaulins underneath. This took 2 days to set up & frequently had to be fixed when the winds were strong. Of course, when spray painting the screens were already set up.
local painter - Simon was very good. He painted the bottom layers. (Mostly spray paint - fast)
I also considered doing the keel. I decided to wait until I could access a sand blaster.
This marina was unsealed. Rain => muddy mess - difficult to keep out of boat
I certainly would research other places to get this job done. This job is not nice & labour intensive. Can you do it in Fiji?
I am not sure - maybe soda blasting can be done in NZ but probably need to go in a shed (masts pulled)??
I upgraded my solar panels at Opua. I can recommend Cameron (someone else also recommended him)
This job required some welding Garth the local welder did a good job. Unfortunately can’t weld in the water without council permission so this job is best done on the hard.
On 22 Jun 2022, at 12:43 pm, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote: