Normally I do not comment on business, but when good things happen they need to be commented on just as much as those negative comments that seem to quickly float to the surface.
Almost two years ago we had the bottom of Zeta completely redone because of the blistering that had occured in the barrier coat.
Wayne, at the Shelter Island Boatyard, went to Pettit and asked them what method and materials they would suggest. The hull got soda blasted, a new barrier coat applied and new bottom paint.
Twenty plus months after the job was completed we noticed that the blistering was occurring again. Wayne hulled out Zeta, brought in the Pettit "experts" and analyzed the situation. The experts walked away and said it was not their fault or problem.
Wayne did not miss a beat and said the yard stand's behind their work and would solve the issue. After some further research Zeta was pulled out for a two week process. This time the bottom was granite blasted so the surface would become more pitted then smooth. Several coats of an aircraft type epoxy was applied, then the bottom paint.
Once again she looks great. Wayne's parting comment as we shook hands was that he did not plan on seeing her again and repeating the job for a third time. He felt that things where done right this time around.
By the way, the only cost to us was that of the new zinc's!