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Old 04-28-2022, 11:20 AM
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have a 1985 Cherokee 250 Brave that was hit in the Manistee channel by a freighter last year. The trailer is not very road worthy so trying not to pull it all over. I have been trying to find someone to give me a non binding quote for the repairs by looking at pictures and measurements or traveling to Manistee. The shipping company is looking for a dollar amount. I have not been able to find anyone to give me a quote so figured I would try here. If anyone has any leads to someone who could do it or has the ability to do it, send me a message and we can talk about payment etc. Located in Manistee, Mi 49660.




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Old 04-28-2022, 11:44 AM
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Sorry to hear about your boat, our resident pro is glassdave. Maybe he can help, his shop is in toledo.

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Old 04-28-2022, 11:44 AM
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That's wild!
Is the damage where it hit the dock?
Going to be difficult to get an estimate without someone seeing it in person.
I would guess, 10 hrs for disassembly and prep, assuming it's accessible from the inside, 12 hrs for fiberglass repair (probably 3 days of layup), 9 hours for gel prep and application, 4 hours to sand and polish. Total of 35 hours of lab, and $1,000.00 in material including consumables. No idea what lab rates are there but here it would be at least $65/hr.
So around $3,300.00, but possibly double that once grinding starts.
If de-lamination traveled farther than the visible damage, I would think you could easily double the cost.
I'm not a fiberglass guy but I do construction estimates so I like to analyze stuff like this.
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The company’s third part marine surveyor told me his thoughts were as follows -
•72”x36” patch on port side hull
•top half of boat reconnected/straightened to bottom
•new rub rail
•paint boat as needed to match repair
•inspect bulkhead for stress as this is where the boat was pinched and the top corners of it are cracked
He wouldn’t send me his formal report. I’ll try to get more picture if anyone has any point of interest they’d like to see
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Sounds like a major repair, I vote GlassDave
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Hope you,re not offended, but I,m surprised they don,t write your boat off. You can easily get into 10K for repairs, depending how far you want someone to dig into it. Why not let your insurance adjuster handle it ? Did you get any whiplash when you got hit ?
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Call Advanced Marine Solutions in Muskegon, you'll have to bring it to him but thats where I would take it . He does all my customers work,
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in todays world total it then buy it back if you want or pick up something newer
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