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  1. #11

    Re: San Diego boat yards.

    Quote Originally Posted by oceanjake View Post
    Iíve had good experience with Driscollís. In fact I once had a problem with a fuel tank replacement they did and they took it back and repaired to my liking with no hassle at all. Did I see however that you are destined for Ensenada? If so, why not use Baja Naval and save a bunch of money?
    The trip to Ensenada is for Bottom paint and a few other repairs at Baja Naval. Trucking the boat from Mobile Ala. so the hard top and outriggers will be removed and will need to be reinstalled and boat splashed in Ca. Trucking into Mexico would create a whole new set of issues I chose not to deal with.

  2. #12

    Re: San Diego boat yards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlett View Post
    Hate to ruin anybodyís plans, but before you commit to Baja Naval you should check there prices against the San Diego yards, friends have found there prices about the same, biggest advantage of using Mexican yards may be the availability of paints that are now banned in Ca., however I know that Baja Naval buys most of there stuff from West Marine in San Diego. John
    John
    I appreciate the advice. I had the bottom paint quoted and was way way below the San Diego yards.
    Hourly rate was about a third of rates in the US although I have heard they are a bit loose with hours charged.
    Mike

  3. #13

    Re: San Diego boat yards.

    John is correct. I got a quote to paint the entire boat from Baja Naval. I was surprised it was the same as California boat yards.
    Wet Ever
    1987 63' CPMY/ 70.4 LOA
    Hull CV318
    RiverPoint Landing Marina
    Stockton, California

  4. #14

    Re: San Diego boat yards.

    Mike, thatís good news, I think they got so high for awhile that they were losing a lot of work, so good to hear they have come back down. John
    Mahalo V
    1974 53 Motoryacht
    Hull Number 406
    San Diego, Ca.

  5. #15

    Re: San Diego boat yards.

    I would strongly advise against Driscoll's. Past problems and lack of customer service from service managers pushed me to Shelter Island Boat Yard, where I've been pleased with the quality and service. Also second the comment about getting bids from San Diego yards vs. Baja Naval...
    1978 Yachtfisher 58' #447

  6. #16

    Re: San Diego boat yards.

    For what it's worth, I have been in and out of Nielson-Beaumont twice and they also are okay.

    Since they are a little smaller, you may get in quicker depending upon the circumstances, and they are *very* responsive and trying hard to please.

    DAN

  7. #17

    Re: San Diego boat yards.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlett View Post
    Hate to ruin anybodyís plans, but before you commit to Baja Naval you should check there prices against the San Diego yards, friends have found there prices about the same, biggest advantage of using Mexican yards may be the availability of paints that are now banned in Ca., however I know that Baja Naval buys most of there stuff from West Marine in San Diego. John
    John
    You put a bug in my ear. Spoke with Wayne today to set up the 12/19 delivery and reassembly. We chatted about the trip to Ensenada for bottom paint. He also thought I was crazy to run it down there unless it was a pleasure trip.

    Bottom line he quoted me a very competitive price so Bottom will be done in San Diego.
    My thanks for saving me the time and diesel fuel.
    thanks again
    Mike

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