Answers You Need
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS THERE PARKING AT THE FACILITY?
Our small parking lot is available for active loading and unloading only. There is a free parking lot on the east side of the yard, as well as metered parking along Shelter Island Drive.
WHICH PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Payment must be received in full before the boat is launched. Credit card payments are subject to processing fees.
DO I NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS?
We like having as much notice as possible. Usually our schedule is about 2 weeks out. If there is an emergency we will be willing to work with you on a last minute basis, however, generally 2 weeks notice is best.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A BOTTOM JOB PACKAGE?
Standard haul/launch, pressure wash, basic bottom prep, 2 coats on the bottom, and 3 coats on the waterline of anti-fouling paint rolled on (including under blocks), scraping and priming all metals, clearing thru-hulls/screens of barnacles and other debris, and painting thru-hulls. This package does not include the removal of excessive marine growth, blister work, or removal of flaking paint from years of paint build-up. It also does not include changing zincs.
WHAT IS A LAY-DAY?
We charge $4.50 per foot per day for the privilege of working on your own boat in our yard. Prices increase incrementally for additional unscheduled lay-days. Lay-days include electricity and water. We count the day after you are hauled out as the first lay-day. If you are ready to go in the water at 7:30 am on launch day, then we will not charge you a lay-day that day either. All DIY customers are charged a minimum of one lay-day.
DO I HAVE TO BUY SUPPLIES FROM KOEHLER KRAFT?
We do not currently require customers to buy supplies from Koehler Kraft. However, we appreciate your business and encourage you to compare our competitive pricing. We also have catalogs from major suppliers. We can get materials same day and many special orders next day with no shipping charges.
CAN I WORK ON MY OWN BOAT IN YOUR YARD?
Yes, we allow DIY every day of the week. We ask that you please familiarize yourself with our yard rules if you are planning on doing your own work. Additional charges will be assessed at $120 per hour if the yard rules are not followed. Click here: Yard Rules to download the Koehler Kraft Yard Rules.
CAN I PRESSURE WASH MY OWN BOAT?
No. Our insurance would have a fit if they knew we were letting people use dangerous machinery. Even if you have done it a thousand times before, we just can’t be liable for you accidently shooting your hand off. Sorry.
CAN MY FRIEND/ KIDS/ UNCLE/ HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART HELP ME?
Yes, as long as they are just helping. If you pay someone to help then you are hiring a subcontractor. All subcontracted labor must be scheduled through the yard office and provide proof of insurance.
CAN I WORK ON MY BOAT AT NIGHT AND ON WEEKENDS?
Yes, there are no gates or locks in our yard. We find that if you don’t hide behind tall walls that people are less interested in finding out what is behind them. However, remember that the same rules apply whether it is Tuesday morning or Saturday night.
WHAT ELSE MAY I NOT DO?
You cannot scrape or clean your boat in the water or on the ways. We don’t allow people to spray paint on their own bottoms or weld on their boats. Also, no customer is permitted to move the blocking or the boat stands supporting your boat. Leave those things up to us.
ARE THERE RESTROOMS AVAILABLE?
Yes, restrooms and showers are available. We require a $40 deposit for a restroom key.
WHERE DO I TIE UP MY BOAT?
We have two areas for boats that are hauling out to tie up. The Crane Dock and the Ways Dock. There is a sign at the corner of our marina indicating which way to go. Please reference this link for a map: Dock Map
DO YOU HAVE A LOGO TEE SHIRT?
We sell Koehler Kraft tee shirts as well as select size tees from previous year’s Wooden Boat Festival.
Operating hours: Monday - Friday from 7:30am - 4:00pm.
*NOTE: The yard office is closed for lunch from 11:30-12:00.
Address: 2302 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106