I agree you can get cheaper labor, and many of the safety
and enviromental costs are not a factor. I did a major job on my boat in Mexico
. All the supplies, the paint
, primer, sandpaper, tape...it all had to be brought down or purchased a big mark up from the States prices.
I had 1 to 3 labors working for three months. As long as I was there, it got done, and it got done right. When I was gone, nothing was right, and it was money
thown away. It is true here in Mexico for building a home also. You cannot be gone. There is no bargain. It will end badly. A lot of times the cheap
labor will jst dissapear with the money
....And there is many stories of busted jobs and failed projects....mostly due to absentee owners.
Wish I could be more encouraging. I would sell the boat, or send it to where I lived, and get the work done. I would not send it to a yard below the border (or above) and not have direct control of things. Too many ways to get ripped off. It will end badly almost guarenteed