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Got a qoute today to clean, and wax bottom of boat. Seems pretty reasonable at about $350. Am I lazy to consider paying someone? Usually I like to do all my own work, but that was easier when the boat was sitting in our driveway.

Bottow is about 90% clean from the fall and would still need to get some of the green residue off.

I just don't think spending a day or two clean the bottow will be fun....but I hate paying someone to do a job I can do.

Lazy Y or N?
 

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My vote is no, you're not being lazy if the work is quality and you're not spending more of your time re-doing it.

You have to take into account the value of your time and what you could be doing instead of waxing the bottom of your boat. Plus, there are just some jobs that make more sense paying a professional with the proper tools to do.

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lazy,

i look forward to doing the job on my boat, not an easy job, but you know it will be done right, and thats the official start of the boating season, regardless if its in the water

bring some brewskis, make it an event

sucks when you pay someone and they do a crappy job and your are pissed cause you shoulda done it yourself
 

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Hammer isn't your boat bottom painted
You have it easy.

I should feel good about helping the economy...hmmm

I would do it, but there is no joy for me cleaning the bottom since no one really sees it while in the water. I would rather spend the time on the deck etc.

I like Freckles comments!!!
 

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i need a quote from that guy for my boat... i'm not doing mine this year.
 

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QUOTE(MooseKnuckle @ Jan 29 2004, 12:22 PM)Hammer isn't your boat bottom painted
You have it easy.
Hey my 37' Baja had some thick crap on it when I bought it with 24 hours on it. I stripped the ENTIRE bottom, DA sanded the ENTIRE bottom, (brought generator and air compressor to marina) and then painted it with VC-17 teflon bottom paint. Picked up a couple miles per hour. It was a big job, but I enjoyed it, because it was mine. (And it was done right)
 

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Honestly, I've got the same attitude that you do Moose.

I'd rather pay someone who knows what they are doing, with the right equipment, so I can spend that 'quality time' on projects that I would RATHER do!
 

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The company that quoted was Impressions 586-243-6780. Appears person is real busy with a lot of boats at Sassy.

I have a call into the guy to get specifics on what will be done to see if it meets my expectations. Always pay for job after inspecting never before.
 

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I've never "outsourced" that work before, but we have a baby due in April, so I am seriously contemplating it... It's just going to be that much easier...
 

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Your not lazy, leave it to the pros. Tango 7 (Brian) does a great job.

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QUOTE(MooseKnuckle @ Jan 29 2004, 02:02 PM)The company that quoted was Impressions
Was the guys name Paul? I think that's a friend of mine.
 

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Paul's a good guy and has been detailing boats for a long time now. For sure give Laser a call and let them quote it also.
 

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James and I were thinking about getting a pro to do the boat last year, but we ended up getting a couple friends to help us. It is so time consuming (older boat, lots of oxidization); I will consider hiring it out this year.
 

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I look at it like this its better to work some o.t. if I or you can and pay someone. That has all the right stuff to do it. Especially btm painting. I cleaned mine usually at the car wash last season I paid some one to do on haul out they did a much better job with a power washer than I could at car wash , and I stayed clean, thinking of having my top of boat rubbed out this spring. Never met tango yet. But if he does house calls sure I will.
 

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I too am looking for someone to professionally wash/wax/rub out the hull on mine. Actually, I talked to Laser Marine about it yesterday. I need to bring back every bit of luster it has and a few other tingies here and there. Looking to trade her in or sell out right. We want to go BIGGER!
 
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