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Old 13-07-2013, 10:19   #1
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Sail Loft Rates

is $99 an hour typical for the north east?
just want to make sure i am not going to overpay drastically.....
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Old 13-07-2013, 15:27   #2
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That's not bad at all.
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Old 13-07-2013, 16:06   #3
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Re: sail loft rates?

the cost of a new sun cover was quite shocking. $10 a foot.
i did not ask if that was with labor thou.... but i doubt it.
he did say to drop it off, and he would give me a free estimate on repair.
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the cost of a new sun cover was quite shocking. $10 a foot.
That's probably about right. It will be $4-5/ft for materials only, so with labor in the NE, $10/ft total is probably correct.

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Old 14-07-2013, 10:48   #5
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Re: sail loft rates?

thanks guys. great to know i have a sail loft only an hour away from me.
one with good prices is even better.
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Re: sail loft rates?

I didn't say they were good prices, just about right for the area. Down here in Guatemala, labor on your sail cover would be ~$100.

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Old 14-07-2013, 11:02   #7
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I didn't say they were good prices, just about right for the area. Down here in Guatemala, labor on your sail cover would be ~$100.

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well i hear the east coast is very bad there. piracy, poor anchorages.. but i will keep that in mind once i protect my sail :P

i AM looking for a place to do a hard dodger, and sail covers. how is the work quality there?
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Labor is cheap a hell in Rio dulce...
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in mexico it depends on your choice of worker. some do the work, some drink. do not think is a gringo vs mexican thing--my worst repair was by a fella calling himself north sails mike, in la cruz de huanacaxtle, in nayarit, mexico--he made a gusset instead of restitching the sacrificial onto my headsail, losing me a good percentage of my jib. used to be a 100 percent, now it is about 75 percent ....
also, la cruz de huanacaxtle, in nayarit---luis, or seamar--donot use him. he doesnt finish his work, drinks too much, and doesnt have any work ethic. there is a lad in la cruz and puerto vallarta who does excellent work.
hogin sail s, where i am now , tells me the problems he has had to reverse that were made by mikee....and this other fella i met who does excellent canvas, here, where i am currently, says he redoes a lot of seamar work....so, this isnt only ,y opinion, but the referrals by other canvas and sailmaking souls.
i will be using the sailmaker here for my jib redo, and the canvas guy here to pay a second time for repairs and re- do my cover.

check out the alleged pro well before you let that alleged pro touch anything, even in usa.
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in mexico it depends on your choice of worker. some do the work, some drink. do not think is a gringo vs mexican thing--my worst repair was by a fella calling himself north sails mike, in la cruz de huanacaxtle, in nayarit, mexico--he made a gusset instead of restitching the sacrificial onto my headsail, losing me a good percentage of my jib. used to be a 100 percent, now it is about 75 percent ....
also, la cruz de huanacaxtle, in nayarit---luis, or seamar--donot use him. he doesnt finish his work, drinks too much, and doesnt have any work ethic. there is a lad in la cruz and puerto vallarta who does excellent work.
hogin sail s, where i am now , tells me the problems he has had to reverse that were made by mikee....and this other fella i met who does excellent canvas, here, where i am currently, says he redoes a lot of seamar work....so, this isnt only ,y opinion, but the referrals by other canvas and sailmaking souls.
i will be using the sailmaker here for my jib redo, and the canvas guy here to pay a second time for repairs and re- do my cover.

check out the alleged pro well before you let that alleged pro touch anything, even in usa.
Zee, if you are in touch with Bob Hogin, please pass on regards from Ann and I. He made us some great sails in the old days and we remember his loft crew with fondness.

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jim and ann--will do

redoing my jib sacrificial will cost me as much as the original repair mikee befouled...hourly rates fro sailmaking are not cheap, even in mexico, but, so far, if they dont screw up, the job CAN be done initially for half the price in cali and louisiana.
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