Yards/workshops that allow DIY work on your boat?

 Hello Everyone,

I've got a 5.3 mtr glass boat that I need to repair gel coat chips on the bottom, and buff and polish bottom. So I need to lift it off the trailer and do it on a lifter or up on a dolly or stands or similar. I can do the repairs myself  so looking for somewhere that will allow that and I just pay them for the time in the yard or workshop ,inside or outside is ok. 

Any ideas of somewhere reasonable $$ ? 

scubafish's picture

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Tue, 2020-10-27 11:05

Nth or Sth ?
Did mine on couple of tyres ,just drop on the grass and tip over ,do one side at a time.

Or try Hillarys boat lift for Nth of R.



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I'm north, but don't Mind

Tue, 2020-10-27 12:23

I'm north, but don't Mind going south for the right place. I'll check out Hillary's boat lift, cheers

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Maylands amateur boat

Tue, 2020-10-27 13:42

Maylands amateur boat building yard in Maylands might be worth hitting up.

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I had my stern on two pallets

Tue, 2020-10-27 14:29

I had my stern on two pallets with tyres to make up the form and three pallets under the bow to make sure i could get it back on the trailer. It was very effective.

Getting rid of the tyres in the end was the most difficult part. 

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most yards are pretty full

Thu, 2020-10-29 09:15

most yards are pretty full atm -at our club the lifter and hardstand is booked until Jan.....