Many thanks to Stu for the advice on moving our boat from Santa Cruz. The trip went great and we are now finally settled in Alameda. Now it's time for some terribly overdue maintenance. We need to paint our hull in a bad way (It's been about 5 years from what we can tell) Also we need to line up a bottom cleaner / zinc changer. We anticipate a haulout every 2 years, but need to start somewhere. So here are the questions?
1. Are there any strong opinions about where to haul the boat and have it painted? Prices vs quality work. (Does anyone do this themselves, any place that lets you do it yourself?)
2. What types, number of coats etc. do most people use in the Bay?
3. How often do most people have the bottom scrubbed and zincs checked/changed? (assuming you have a 2 year haul and paint schedule)
4. Who do you use to scrub you bottom/change zincs?
There seem to be an endless number of options in Latitude 38 for boat yards, so curious about the good and bad experiences out there.
We've already had a couple of great weekends on the bay and are looking forward to many more.
Thanks for any advice.