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Do I need bottom paint?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The answer to this question can be “Yes” or “No.”  

One of the many advantages of dry storing your boat is the peace of mind knowing that your boat is free from the elements, which includes excessive growth on the hull.  Most dry storage customers will just experience a yellow tinting of the hull. This is a reaction between the fiberglass and the salt water.  The rate at which this tinting accumulates is largely based upon usage and the salinity of the water that your boat is in, but it can be slowed with proper rinsing and cleaning of the hull.lhm_shrinkwrap_special_banner_2016

On the other hand, boats that either live or spend extra long stretches at one time in the water very often do require bottom painting.

There are two main kinds of bottom paint: ablative paint and hard paint.

Many factors come into play when determining which bottom paint is best for you.  Some key factors are frequency of usage, total time the boat will stay in the water and water salinity levels.

Ablative paints are designed for boats that will spend time both in and out of the water or will be used frequently.

The science behind ablative paints allows for the friction of the boat running in the water to act as a cleaning tool.  The constant rubbing of hull and water provides for a constant washing.  This is possible because of the “soft” nature of ablative paint. The chemical makeup of ablative paints also allows for them to survive outside of the water (on a trailer or dry storage), and not lose much of their safeguards.  

Hard paints are designed for boats that will live in the water and may spend less time moving.  

The science behind hard paint makes the paint applied not “taste” good to most marine growth. This style of paint basically creates a hard shell on the bottom for protection. These boats also often will hire local divers to rub the bottom of the boat from time to time to make sure it is not accumulating growth while it is still in the water.

Hard paint must remain in the water, unless being pulled for bottom cleaning, reapplication or maintenance work. The time it spends out of water must be closely monitored. Over time, generally around three weeks, the makeup of the paint tends to die off, rendering the bottom paint less effective.

The styles, brands and methods of bottoms vary widely.  

When deciding upon paint vs. no paint, please visit your local boatyard or marina and sit down with someone to discuss your choices. Each boat and situation is truly unique.  

We welcome you to come by or contact us about any questions or concerns you may be facing in planning.  Ultimately the largest concern is doing what is best to protect the integrity of the boat and ensuring its safe and efficient lifespan.

Please contact Chris Hobbs at 757-481-0700 or email at chobbs@lynnhavenmarine.com to talk about any of your bottom painting needs.

HeyDay Demos & Wake Sports Lessons

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Come join us for HeyDay Inboards Demos with Wake Surf & Wakeboard Lessons!

August 20th & 21st
Out of the First Landing Park on 64th St, coinciding with ECSC weekend

August 27th & 28th
Encore at our Great Neck Location

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Where to Watch Fireworks from the Water

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

 There is no better place to watch Independence Day Fireworks than from the comfort of your boat.

Here are a few great spots for boaters in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area to watch the sky explode with color on our country’s birthday!!

July 4th Stars and Stripes Explosion at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

From 8:00pm-9:30pm, performances by Symphonicity (the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach) with the Virginia Beach Chorale will perform on the 20th Street Stage from 8:00-9:30pm.  The show segues into a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30pm that explodes over the ocean in a burst of colors and patterns!

AT&T Great American Picnic & Fireworks at Town Point Park, Norfolk

Fireworks start along the Elizabeth River at 9:30 pm between the skylines of Downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth.  Anchor out in the water, enjoy the music and fireworks show.
For more information, go to festevents.org or call 441-2345.

Fort Monroe Fireworks

Historic Fort Monroe will have a “close proximity" fireworks starting at 9:15pm with the US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble.  For details, go to www.fmauthority.com/calendar.

Yorktown Independence Day Celebration

At 9:15, Fireworks wrap up a day long celebration at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown.    Festivities include a parade, 5K run, arts and crafts, kids’ games, pony rides, a classic car show, live entertainment, and food.  At 8 pm there will be a patriotic concert by the Fife and Drums

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Boating Safety Class

Monday, May 9th, 2016

5/24 & 5/25
6-9pm Shore Dr location

More info

Boating Safety Class

Friday, April 8th, 2016

4/19 & 4/20
6-9pm Shore Dr location

More info

Yamaha as low as $0 Down

Friday, February 5th, 2016

***Applies to purchases of any new 2016 Yamaha Sport Boat made on a Yamaha Installment Financing loan account from 1/1/16 to 3/31/16. Offer is subject to credit approval by Synchrony Financial. Maximum contract length is 144 months or 180 months based on credit approval criteria. Minimum amount financed is $10,000. Fixed APR of 4.99%, 7.99%, 14.49% or 15.49% will be assigned based on credit approval criteria. Monthly payments per $1,000 based on 180 month term are $7.90 at 4.99%, $9.55 at 7.99% and based on 144 month term are $15.33 at 15.49%. Standard down payment requirement is $0 to 10% of amount financed based on credit approval criteria. See dealer for details.