Bottom paint average cost

Steveo77

Steveo77
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I’m sure it’s been covered on here before. Thinking about slipping my boat. What would an average cost be on a good quality bottom paint job?
26-0 outboard boat.
Thanks in advance BD
 

meandmyself

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should be about 25 to 45 per foot and Materials. yo slipping for long term or short, sometimes it lowers resale value and also will have to be reapplied every couple years
 
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miaf

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First time you get the bottom painted will be a little more expensive because they have to sand and primer the bottom, before adding the bottom paint. Your probably looking around $2000 or more.

Dana Point Ship Yard just quoted me $2600 for my 26 ft boat with twin outboards and I already have bottom paint. Then again, DPSY is a rip-off.

I’ll be getting mine done at Basin. I think they charged me around $1800 a few years ago, but I had a couple gel coat repairs done too.
 
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Omakase

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Good question, it can vary a lot depending on how good a job you really get. Take your boat to a few yards to get it quoted. Ask to see some of their jobs in progress and ask what procedures and products they would recommend on your boat. Are they busy? Is their facility reasonably clean and organized? Look at boats they are working on, are they masked and prepped well or are they rolling paint onto dirty, unsanded hulls? A shop that does good work will be happy to show you around and they most likely won't be your lowest quote but will probably be your best value.
 

Phat Boat

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Prices will vary. Be sure to shop around.
 
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MikeC92109

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Cost me $2,500 here in San Diego. 3 coats of primer, 2 coats of Cukote with a 3rd at the waterline. My boat hadn't been painted before so it had to be sandblasted and prepped. I shopped around and that's the going rate.
 
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Phat Boat

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Where did you have it done MikeC92109?

Shelter island boat yard was the most reasonable Ive found in SD.
 
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gpm414

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My boat had never been bottom painted, so this summer I did the job myself. I can't help with the overall price other than the epoxy primer and bottom paint will run several hundred dollars.

As others have said above, be sure the yard does professional work and do not cut corners. A proper job includes cleaning and de-waxing the gelcoat. Then sanding before applying 2 or 3 coats of epoxy primer, plus at least two coats of bottom paint. My boat is also 26' and $2500 doesn't sound unreasonable.