New Guy--Long Island Sound--Norwalk--who bottom paints around here?

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Shoo
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New Guy--Long Island Sound--Norwalk--who bottom paints around here?

Post by Shoo » Wed May 03, 2017 11:36 am

Hi all,
I jumped in and bought a Suntracker pontoon boat from Bass Pro. Mean to keep it in the salt all summer, and I mistakenly assumed they would prep and paint, but no. Rex is a decent shop around here and they said no too. Uncomfortable with the painting and also the launching of a pontoon since I didn't buy a trailer and just figured to have it hauled every year. Like I said, I jumped without considering all the angles :banghead:
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Basically anywhere from Milford CT to Larchmont NY could work
Marc

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Re: New Guy--Long Island Sound--Norwalk--who bottom paints around here?

Post by Chtucker » Wed May 03, 2017 12:46 pm

Most pontoon boats are made from salt water compatible aluminum. Prepping a pontoon boat for bottom paint has to be more difficult than a moohull boat, probably why they are reluctant.

I have not lived in the area for a long time, but I grew up in Norwalk/Wilton. I still visit my parents a few times a year.

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Re: New Guy--Long Island Sound--Norwalk--who bottom paints around here?

Post by welderbob » Thu May 04, 2017 6:48 pm

You could check withe the harbormaster (Capt. SAl) in New Rochelle NY. He should be able to point you in the right direction.Basically clean /profile the surface ,a quick acid ,and a few coats of epoxy and a non copper bottom paint.
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Re: New Guy--Long Island Sound--Norwalk--who bottom paints around here?

Post by Shoo » Fri May 05, 2017 11:28 am

Thanks, I think I found a guy. Will let you know how it all works out in a few weeks

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Re: New Guy--Long Island Sound--Norwalk--who bottom paints around here?

Post by Shoo » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:50 pm

Found the guy: Bob Mills, New England NON ALLOY Repair. It came out great and he was a breeze to work with.
I'm the tri-toon zipping around the Norwalk Islands

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