Originally Posted by CharlieCobra
I'd LOVE to be able to pay my Boys that kind of money
. We started this on a shoe string and don't have the workload to support those rates. Hell, our shop rate for the Winter is $32 hr. Yes, we can strip a deck down, apply epoxy
primer, LPU and non-skid (Not Kiwi Grip) for 5K on a 34' SB. We don't use Alwgrip, I don't like it. If requested, we can but it'll bump the price
by the materials cost difference. I've been known to do a job for very little profit to keep the doors open.....
Aaah...-I thought you said that price was for a 50' sailboat. Mine is 52' on deck and has a big pilothouse and cockpit
with loads of geometry, you can see in my pics under my name there. It doesn't really need a paint
job, I was just giving you a hard time. That is a crazy low rate, $32 an hour. That's lower than we charged 15 years ago. Back then we too sometimes did big jobs for really cheap just to keep the doors open. Now the Boss just makes us work on his boats on the rare occasion when theres a chance between jobs. Personally I don't need the hours so I just go home if there's nothing to interest me, I'm the short timer there. You should advertise more down here to bring some of the work up there-maybe you already do. Most of our workload is repeat clients, many of whom are brokers or other businesses in other parts
of the marine
field. We do a lot of structural work for local marine electronics
businesses for instance, ie thruster tubes, autopilot
mounts, stabilizer installs, etc etc.
I like Bellingham too, sometimes me and the wife and kids
go up for a weekend just to cruise
the old used marine goods stores up there. It's been awhile though. Anyway, have fun with the SC50! You ever get your peeler back and peel that thing?