For a decked step mast it does seem a little high to just pull the mast. What exactly are you paying for? I trucked a 37 foot double ender with a 41 foot mast.
The boat yard fee for helping me and a friend unstep the mast, pull the boat, and put it on the bed
of the truck was $475. This was in Sausalito, California
only 5 months ago. Sausalito is not known for being cheap
and boom off yet? All wiring
from the boat to the mast disconnected and pulled out of the cabin
After the mast was down but before we pulled the boat I then had to remove all the standing rigging, spreaders, electrical wiring
, etc. and attach for shipping
myself. Mast was put on the truck in a special bracket that ran next to the hull
. One friend, me, and two boat yard staff picked up the mast and put in bracket. It was not light.
This was around 5-7 hours of my labor and another 2 hours of a friends help.
This boat hadn't been out of the water
in 28 years and all the hardware
was pretty corroded so it wasn't fun or quick.
I also had to remove all the lifelines
, stanchion posts, dodger
, pulpit, and gallows per truck driver's request and that took a lot of time before I even got around to unstepping the mast.