I recently purchased an nc1095. It sat at the dealer's yard for over three months awaiting the arrival of two Yamaha 300 engines. It has now been in the water in Marina Del Rey, CA for 5 weeks. I was told by the dealer I would need to have the bottom cleaned at least monthly. When i went to inquire about bottom cleaning, I was told that my boat would have to be removed from the water, cleaned well and then Trinidad Pettit applied. Everyone associated with this is very surprised that I was not told about this necessary bottom paint as the cost would have been much less expensive had been done while sitting at Schock Boats yard in Huntington Beach while sitting in their yard prior to any exposure to the salt water. I am very surprised there was no mention of this necessary process. Have others with a Jeanneau Power Boat in salt water experienced this or have any thoughts to help me understand this chain of events that is resulting in this unexpected significant cost. Thanks!
(1) Hull cleaning interval for boat moored in Salt water (2) Apply new bottom paint to the hull
None of the above is just for Jeanneau boat, but apply to all fiberglass hull boat in general.
For (2) the hull / bottom needs to be in perfect clean condition before any bottom paint can be applied. When I took delivery of my new 895 sports around April of this year, I worked with my dealer to bottom paint the boat before it’s first splash.
For (1) I don’t think there is any fixed rules as to monthly or weekly interval to clean the hull. However the outboard engines need to be flushed each time they are exposed to salt water. Also hose down the stainless rails, and other surface areas on the boat are general recommended.
Thanks for the follow-up and feedback. I researched further and spoke with the Owner of Schock Boats, Steve Schock. He was extremely helpful and took care of all of my concerns. I recommend Steve at Schock Boats to anyone looking for a Jeanneu in Southern California.