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Old 31-08-2015, 05:03   #61
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Our last delivery, 43 year old, 96 foot flat bottomed 4 decked river boat in -10 celcius, snow and no working heat in the bridge, crossed lake Ontario and wrangled the thing through 8 locks with no power winches, darn right I carry an engineer

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Our last delivery, 96 foot flat bottomed river boat in -10 celcius, snow and no working heat in the bridge, crossed lake Ontario and wrangled the thing through 8 locks with no power winches, darn right I carry an engineer

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Lol....... I like the word "no!" when it comes to job offers.

Too cold man.

Waaaaaaaaaaaay too cold

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Re: What do YOU charge for 'delivery'?

I've used PYD yacht delivery service in the past out of the UK, the service that Oyster had recommended. The most I ever paid was 175 pounds per day and as low as 125 pounds per day for a skipper. The first mate was 50 pounds per day. All rates were excluding expenses, I paid for food, fuel, travel and any marinas necessary. 'Seems to me the "pros" in the U.S. Are asking quite a bit more. Typically the guys I hired had 100,000-200,000 hours of delivery service on their resume, fully insured etc. Very professional and didn't mind me being onboard.

I should also point out, there are many qualified private delivery guys who charge less that I wouldn't hesitate to hire.... There are several professionals who charge much more, who I would never consider hiring for various reasons.

The right person is more important than the price.

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[QUOTE=DominoX;1900158] Your rates are actually too low by far to compensate for the risk/effort you put in. Shame on us owners for not recognizing that and rewarding you appropriately.
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That would be like asking both House's of the Senate to take a pay cut and come in line with Production workers..
paid piecework and by results..
Ain't gonna happen.. the man with the money never likes to loosen his grip on it.. that's how he got it in the first place..
I personally work to put food on my table.. and have all my life..
in many fields.. Hotels, factorys, hospitals, banks, building trade.. even did a stint with Chipperfields Circus..
If it keeps me out of the dole queue.. its an acceptable wage..
I can always say NO if I feel someone's taking the piss before I take the job..
Or... kick em in the Nutz if they try taking the piss afterwards..
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I would never post my "rate" on an internet forum, that's between myself and my client...

Besides, as always, IT DEPENDS... Not all deliveries are the same, after all...

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I would never post my "rate" on an internet forum, that's between myself and my client...

Besides, as always, IT DEPENDS... Not all deliveries are the same, after all...

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10-4, I wouldn't post mine if I still did deliveries, but I never plan on spending another paid day on the water as long as I can feed myself some other way, that's why I figured it was safe to post what I used to charge. Besides, I had all regular repeat clients and they all knew what my rate was, so no risk to negotiations either.

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Besides, as always, IT DEPENDS... Not all deliveries are the same, after all...

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Besides, as always, IT DEPENDS... Not all deliveries are the same, after all...

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This delivery should be cheap Jon......... set the auto pilot and stabiliser and go back to bed.......

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I change what the job demands period. Easy job easy price. Hard job maybe twice the price. Owner wants Training or certifications ? up charge.
As others have said we're not factory workers here. It takes a bit of brains and a whole lot of experience. If I need experienced crew I hire them and I pay them. That's my responsibility as captain. If you respect others and your peers that means you were raised properly.


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Funny, as an union electrician,
my wages are public domain,
anybody can find it out so,
not intimidated about numbers tossed round about wages.
We set the standard on not only wages but more importantly,
the standard of quality those wages are based.

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pound a mile in english money plus all expenses. it is always good to experience your boat in heavier conditions than you would maybe care to skipper her in...seeing your boat being safe and well in heavy weather does wonders for your trust in her. have a great trip!
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I'm in the PNW and am contemplating buying a sailboat somewhere along the west coast ... possibly Alaska, Canada, Oregon, California or even Mexico.

I've looked at uShip and other carriers to get a feeling for shipping / delivery charges.

But I'm keen to explore the possibility of sailing the boat home to WA with an experienced delivery captain who knows the west coast waters well.

What might something like that cost? Since I don't yet have specific details like "from where? what boat? when?", I'd be interested in just a ballpark "per day" figure where I cover all expenses (provisions/fuel, etc).

Appreciate any guess-timates that you could provide if you've done this sort of thing before.

Feel free to PM if you'd rather discuss privately.

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pound a mile in english money plus all expenses. it is always good to experience your boat in heavier conditions than you would maybe care to skipper her in...seeing your boat being safe and well in heavy weather does wonders for your trust in her. have a great trip!
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The phrase that includes peanuts and monkeys comes to mind, Phil...!! By the way, the other one came off and happens next month - for which many thanks!! Tony
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