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  • Need Contractor for Floor Repair/Replacement

    I have an inboard 23CC (236). I have several floor cracks around the edges of the console and in the bow area that need repair. Ideally I would like to have the work done this Winter. I don't have the time or the facilities to do the work myself...

    Can anyone recommend someone to do this type of work? I'm located in Southern CT and would be willing to tow the boat a few hours for the right skillset/price.

    I have a few suggestions already, but the only person I have contacted as of yet is Mike at Metan Marine in MA. Anyone have any experience with Metan?
    Formerly: Mako 236[br]Currently: 35\' Viking[br]Greenwich, CT

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    Keep in mind it may not stop at the floor. So don't think whoever you get to do the job, when they tell you that you have other issues, if they look at it with a good microscope, that they are running up the bill. After multiple projects, keep in mind that 3000 dollars is average. Then what will the new finish look like against the old stuff. Gear up you mind for the "While you are at it" comes with a price too.

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    • #3
      He's right, if there is that much damage there is a good posibility that there is more. Just keep an eye on the guys doing the work.
      1975 23\' Tampa,FL

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      • #4
        Hi Mike-

        In my opinion the best repair shop in New England is Wilco Marine Restorations in Newbury, MA 978-465-1282. To be upfront with you, the owner, Jodi Wilkinson, is a friend of mine and I used to work part-time for him.

        With that said, he does incredible work and replaced the entire floor on a 30 foot center console last winter. The boat is owned by a professional athlete and he loved the finished job. Besides vaccum bagging in the new composite core and reglassing everything, Jodi also had to reprint the non-skid pattern on the entire floor. Very difficult work.

        As far as Metan is concerned, talk to the guys over on classicseacraft.com.....some of them have had dealing with him. I met Mike once or twice at the boat show but only know of his work from others.

        Good luck.

        Ed

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        • #5
          Thanks Ed...I left Jodi a message this afternoon. Too bad I don't live in Waltham anymore otherwise I'd just drop in. I think the unfortunate reality is that this is going to cost a lot of money, as in, professional athelete's salary...but we'll see.
          Formerly: Mako 236[br]Currently: 35\' Viking[br]Greenwich, CT

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          • #6
            Anyone know anyone in CT or Long Island?
            NYC & L.I. - 1974 \"Classic\" Mako 20\' - Suzuki 2006 DF150 - Fly & Light Tackle, C&R[br]My boat: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23444#159594[br]Personal website: http://www.georgemcauliffe.com/

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            • #7
              Biff-

              Gene Serafin (not sure of the spelling?) is a well respected boat restoration specialist on Long Island. I don't know his contact information but if you contact SEAFARI (real name is Chris) on classicseacraft.com he can tell you how to get in touch with him. Gene did a bunch of work last winter on Chris' boat and he was really, really happy.

              Good luck.

              Ed

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