Fixed Price 5200 Bottom Program


Snake Mountain Boatworks’ Fixed Price True 5200 Bottom Program includes the following Core Services.


  • Replace the entire inner bottom and outer bottom planking, as well as the intermediate frames – battens – as needed 
  • Apply 3M 5200 between inner and outer planks and at all joints
  • Remove chine and bottom transom planks; reattach bedded in 5200
  • All wood gets fastened silicon bronze screws
  • All wood gets sealed with Smith’s Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES)
  • Round head bilge screws installed by on request at an extra charge. Note: Not necessary with a new bottom unless the vessel will be shown and judged
  • Bilge painted with correct oil-based paint in its original color.
  • Bottom primed with five coats of Interlux 2000E Barrier Coat and painted with the correct color bottom paint


  • Core Services 
    • Plywood (3/16”) inner skin followed by 3/8” exterior traditional planking – $1,150 per lineal foot LOA; includes all labor and materials; or
    • Double plywood application – 3/16” interior and 3/8” exterior skin – $950 per lineal foot LOA; includes all labor and materials
  • Additional Charges (Incudes all labor and materials)
    • Replace half frames as needed – $300 each
    • Replace full framers as needed — $550 each 
    • Replace chines as needed – $1,400 each
    • Replace chine and bottom transom plank as needed — $275 each
    • Replace keel as needed: – $1,800
    • Bilge stringer replacement, as needed – $1,200 each
    • Replace forefoot – gripe & stem, as needed – $900
    • Inner plywood can be scribed on request at an extra charge – billed at time and materials
  • Additional services – varnishing, painting, deck seam work, etc. – billed on a time and materials basis


  • True 5200 Bottom
    • Fifty percent of Core Services cost ($1,150 x LOA or $950 x LOA, depending on chosen configuration) due upon drop-off 
    • Balance due upon completion
  • Additional Service – 25% deposit upon initiation, periodic working capital infusions in response to detailed accounting statements