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Boat paint
Friday,20 July, 2018
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Can anyone help I’m bringing a new build sailaway along Trent and jersey canal next year,can anyone tell me where wet docks doc so I can paint it myself thanks

Sunday,22 July, 2018
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I think you may struggle with that. Any good boat painter will be booked many months in advance, some 2 years or more, so are unlikely to rent their dock out. The other problem is Heath and Safety. There are dry docks available for DIY use but the cost might be prohibitive if you’re planning of painting the whole boat.

Probably best bet is phoning round the hire bases on the basis that they use their wet docks intensively over the winter period but no so much during the summer when most of their boats will be out on hire.

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Monday,13 August, 2018
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If you are going to hire a wet dock, make sure that you check the temperature inside, especially during the summer months. The ones I was used to at Calcutt Boats were polytunnels. They were like greenhouses during the summer months so the only reasonable time to do any painting was at the crack of dawn.

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