I had just the opposite experience at Vacamonte this June. Labor is slow, but you can do your own work. I was a wee bit unhealthy at the time. I did arrive every norning, and watched, and at times made suggestions.
I found the price to be fair as compared to Flamenco. I also found the crew on the lift
to be very professional. They realized I was too wide for what was set up, so they had me come back the next morning, and everything went very smoothly.
We locked the boat, and slept in Panama
City. The area is under security
guard, and everything was in it's place for the week were on the hard
. Yes it is dirty, because it is where the local fishermen have thier work done. You can always scrub the boat before the splash. I am sure we were being charged more than the local guys, but we did negotiate a wee bit lower price.
If you're having the bottom done. DO NOT use Corrotec paint! Call Jim Lainge 507/6670/1788, and discuss with him what you want if you are not a DIY person. Talk to the yard too, and get a feel for them both. BEST WISHES.........i2f