40′ Delphia Sloop Keel Support Job

Prestige discovered the keel bolts and supports on this 40 Delphia sailboat were heavily rusted. Working with the manufacturer, we fabricated new supports to spec and re-attached the keel with restored hardware. We then resealed the joint between the keel and the hull. Lastly we barrier coated and top coated the hardware and bilge area to protect against future rust and corrosion.

2015 Bottom Paint

I hope the New Year is treating you well. Prestige is trying to take a proactive approach in preparing for the 2015 spring commissioning season. We would like to discuss the bottom painting and other needs for your boat to make it ready for launch. By sanding the bottom on warmer winter days we can expedite the process of getting the boat ready for launch once the weather finally breaks, and help you avoid the rush. If your boat is already hauled for the winter, we are able to spread the payment for bottom painting into two parts, half due when the sanding/prep work has begun, and the remainder due upon completion. By sanding the bottom on milder winter days, the boats bottom is able to really dry out and lower the level of trapped moisture that could eventually lead to blisters. If you need to make plans for a haul out in the spring, Prestige is able to help with our facility on Back Creek in Annapolis.

While the boat is on land, it’s also an ideal time to perform the following services:

  • Propeller reconditioning and tuning
  • PropSpeed or other antifouling coatings for underwater metals
  • Water pump impellers and gear lube
  • Zinc replacement
  • Hull waxing or complete detailing
  • Fiberglass, gel cote, and paint repairs