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Chesapeake Haul and Bottom Paint Recommendations


Paul Stascavage
 

Good day all,

We need to haul the RK in the near future for an insurance survey and while out we want to repaint the bottom.  In case we need to re-epoxy the cast iron keel this time around, I want to haul in a yard which has soda blasting capabilities. 

We will be in the Chesapeake come October and thought this would be a good place to get this done.  However, I am not familiar with any of the yards there.

Mark McGovern recommended Herrington Harbour in one of his earlier postings, but thought I would ask the community for some additional recommendations.  This will be our third time out of the water and the first in the US.  It is always stressful, but a bit easier if you have confidence in the yard and the staff that will be handling your home.

Mark, if you should see this post, please email me paul dot stascavage at icloud dot com as I have a few questions if you don’t mind. 

Thanks in advance for your replies.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY

www.RitaKathryn.com


Aras Grinius
 

Bert Jabins is also a very good spot.  They have handled quite a few Amels; Harmonie, Delos, and a few others.

Aras
Sharki #163 1989


On Tue, Sep 1, 2020 at 12:05 PM Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Good day all,

We need to haul the RK in the near future for an insurance survey and while out we want to repaint the bottom.  In case we need to re-epoxy the cast iron keel this time around, I want to haul in a yard which has soda blasting capabilities. 

We will be in the Chesapeake come October and thought this would be a good place to get this done.  However, I am not familiar with any of the yards there.

Mark McGovern recommended Herrington Harbour in one of his earlier postings, but thought I would ask the community for some additional recommendations.  This will be our third time out of the water and the first in the US.  It is always stressful, but a bit easier if you have confidence in the yard and the staff that will be handling your home.

Mark, if you should see this post, please email me paul dot stascavage at icloud dot com as I have a few questions if you don’t mind. 

Thanks in advance for your replies.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY

www.RitaKathryn.com



--
Aras Grinius


Mark McGovern
 

Paul,

Saw your  message and shot you an email. 

FYI, my wife Denise grew up on City Island.  She lived on Early Street and was friends with the Ulmer family who ran the Ulmer Sails sail loft before it became UK Sailmakers!

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Mark Garver
 

Paul,

In the southern Chesapeake we have used Severn Yachting Center for most all of our repairs including haul outs. Not sure how many Amel’s besides ours they have worked on, but I will say they are very familiar with ours. The yard is located just off Mobjack Bay, off the York River, you can find them on Active Captain.

Mark Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM #105
Gloucester, VA


On Sep 1, 2020, at 12:05 PM, Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003@...> wrote:

Good day all,

We need to haul the RK in the near future for an insurance survey and while out we want to repaint the bottom.  In case we need to re-epoxy the cast iron keel this time around, I want to haul in a yard which has soda blasting capabilities. 

We will be in the Chesapeake come October and thought this would be a good place to get this done.  However, I am not familiar with any of the yards there.

Mark McGovern recommended Herrington Harbour in one of his earlier postings, but thought I would ask the community for some additional recommendations.  This will be our third time out of the water and the first in the US.  It is always stressful, but a bit easier if you have confidence in the yard and the staff that will be handling your home.

Mark, if you should see this post, please email me paul dot stascavage at icloud dot com as I have a few questions if you don’t mind. 

Thanks in advance for your replies.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY

www.RitaKathryn.com


Craig Briggs
 

Hi Paul,
It may give you more choices in yards not to limit it to soda blasting as conventional sand blasting is fine on the keel, masking off adjacent fiberglass,

Enjoy City Island - we sailed out of the Harlem YC for 20 years (I think they're still closed for Covid, though) and, Mark, Butch Ulmer made several sets of sails for us over the years, including the first set on our Santorin (well, Tommy Nye did those) - small world.

Cheers, Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Paul Stascavage
 

Thank you Aras, Bert Jabins looks like a very capable yard.

Mark M, thanks for reaching out to me.  The information you provided was very helpful

Mrk G, Severn Yachting Center looks like a very good option.  Thank you for your reply.

Craig, thanks for your input.  We love City Island!  Fortunately, Harlem YC is open.  We think they serve some of the best food on the Island.  We dine there whenever we get the chance.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY
 
www.RitaKathryn.com


Dan Carlson
 

Hi Paul,  

Lori and I will be at Harrington Harbor N from 22 Sept until early October. 

We plan relaunch on 7 Oct and will have our bottom paint done by then. 

Maybe we will see you somewhere around there.

Best regards Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe SM#387.



On Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 1:32 PM Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you Aras, Bert Jabins looks like a very capable yard.

Mark M, thanks for reaching out to me.  The information you provided was very helpful

Mrk G, Severn Yachting Center looks like a very good option.  Thank you for your reply.

Craig, thanks for your input.  We love City Island!  Fortunately, Harlem YC is open.  We think they serve some of the best food on the Island.  We dine there whenever we get the chance.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY
 
www.RitaKathryn.com


Ian Townsend
 

We are hauling out for paint, regular servicing and insurance survey at Chesapeake Boat Works in Deltaville late October. 

We are using Trinidad Pro. 


Ian Townsend
Loca Lola II
SM153


On Sep 2, 2020, at 2:51 PM, Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:


Hi Paul,  

Lori and I will be at Harrington Harbor N from 22 Sept until early October. 

We plan relaunch on 7 Oct and will have our bottom paint done by then. 

Maybe we will see you somewhere around there.

Best regards Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe SM#387.



On Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 1:32 PM Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you Aras, Bert Jabins looks like a very capable yard.

Mark M, thanks for reaching out to me.  The information you provided was very helpful

Mrk G, Severn Yachting Center looks like a very good option.  Thank you for your reply.

Craig, thanks for your input.  We love City Island!  Fortunately, Harlem YC is open.  We think they serve some of the best food on the Island.  We dine there whenever we get the chance.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring City Island, NY
 
www.RitaKathryn.com


Gary Wells
 

Robin and I have been at Hartge's Yacht Harbor in Galesville for three "summers" and have been hauled three times. Dockage is less than in Annapolis proper. 

They have a 50MT lift, and the operators are expert.  If you have an Arch, their lift isn't quite big enough.

They can do the blasting/nibbling, have a full up paint shop and rigging shop as well. 

It's shallow back here, so we are kind of slaves to the tides but I really enjoy the peace and quiet and hurricane hole aspect. 

Gary W
s/v Adagio, SM 209
Galesville, MD