- Mar 26, 2011
Thanks.It’s was around $4000, which included wet sanding and buffing every square inch of the 30 year old deck and three hulls. It took him days to sand, compound and polish the boat. Applying the ceramic coating and buffing it out was only a small fraction of the labor cost.
And wow. Perhaps 16% of the value of the boat. New sails, a couple of motors, or three years of slip fees. And then after 3 years a partial repeat. I am not questioning the work involved. I've considered compounding my boat but lost interest upon realizing how many corners an F-24 has. You could probably compound a 40-foot mono in the same time.
I'm not seeing it, but I'm not interested in shiny.