Cost of Repainting a Boat's Hull with Eco-friendly Paint?

MaritimeEquipment.com
Friday, June 21, 2013

The Port of San Diego launch a new online tool to help Shelter Island Yacht Basin boat owners calculate the cost of converting their vessels to eco-friendly hull paints.

Boaters can save 60 percent or 75 percent on stripping and painting costs for boat hulls, thanks to a $600,000 grant from the State Water Resources Control Board. The grant funds are allocated specifically to help Shelter Island Yacht Basin boaters who voluntarily convert from copper hull paints to non-biocide hull paints. As of May 2013, 20 boats have undergone the eco-friendly conversion through the grant program.

The new cost calculator tool will give boaters an idea of the cost to have non-biocide hull paint applied to a boat's hull. Here's how the calculator works:
    •    Go online to the cost calculator .
    •    Fill in your boat's dimensions.
    •    Enter the painting option.
    •    If you are a Shelter Island Yacht Basin boater and want to check out the Port's 319h grant funding, check the optional box.
    •    You will receive a range of estimates based upon average labor and materials costs, according to local boatyards. (Actual costs   will vary.)

Funding is available from now until June 30, 2014, or until the funds run out.

The 319h Grant Project is part of a larger strategy identified in the Port District's Copper Reduction Program to reduce copper loading in San Diego Bay. The Project directly addresses the Shelter Island Yacht Basin Dissolved Copper Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). The TMDL identified copper hull paint as a significant source of copper in the Shelter Island Yacht Basin. Certain levels of copper are toxic to species of marine life, including shellfish, fish, amphibians and plants.

A regulatory order requires the Port of San Diego, marinas, yacht clubs, hull cleaners and boaters to reduce copper pollution in this area by 76 percent by 2022.

As an environmental steward, the Port is taking action to promote a clean bay.

To learn more or to apply for the program, visit sandiegobaycopperreduction.org

 

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