General Advice regarding Boat Yards:

  • Get everything in writing and have the boatyard identify what products they use so you don’t have to second guess if you can put something on top of the saildrive or bottom paint.
  • Don’t forget to ask when they are on the clock as one mechanic once tried to charge me two hours for his phone calls when he didn’t know what he was doing. Yet he claimed he knew how to adjust the valves on the Volvos and he had been doing Yanmars for umpteen years. He came highly recommended by the marina.
  • Whatever boatyard you select, since you are paying them – ALWAYS check what they are doing and DOUBLE CHECK when they are done before you pay the bill.