I've been doing Boracay for the past five years (see blog).
I am sure quite a few sailors on this board had similar projects done and we would appreciate a rough price indication to have the above mentioned work done. if anyone possesses a "inventory list" it would be helpful as well.
Our expectations are " well done but not luxury"
Any input would be appreciated.
throughout, new heads and water
system hot and cold, new electronics
, partly new interior
due to the re wiring and plumbing
, new through hulls" - This is all skilled work, so budget
for top workers here.
I was in Hong Kong
a few months ago and most prices were compareable with Australia
. I don't know China
but I'd be surprised if they came less than $US70 p/h. I'd expect that you'll have to import
seems ok from what we know." - Replacing standing rigging
should be a given.
needs partial replacement, winches servicing as well as windlass
." - Might as well do running rigging at the same time, you'll want self tailing
winches and if you're not a spring chicken electric
on the main winches should be considered.
"Would like to prepare for air conditioning
but not install at present due to the cost." - The few thousand that you'll save here is as drop in the bucket compared to the overall cost.
Boracay came as a bare hull
rigging and three sails
and materials estimate is that I'm in for $60k, and that's getting the cheapest available in almost every case. If you're not personally checking every penny this could easily double or even triple.
I'm looking at 5,000 hours so far, and that's doing a "rush" job. I could have easily spent double that without being a perfectionist.
I've got a new engine
, but you're looking at a 30 year old boat so I doubt if the engine
is going to be that good. I paid about $20k for my John Deere 4045 with bits, and took 3 months to do a basic install - say 300 hours.
My guess is that as a project and paying others to do the work this will cost about the same as a new sailaway production boat with most bells and whistles.
If I were in your place I'd keep my money
in my pocket and look for a local boat around 30'. When the time came to move on (assuming you're a foreigner) I'd buy a new or very good secondhand boat then.