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Old 27-10-2013, 14:25   #1
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refit crisis

i am looking for a bit of help from a local...

work has me leaving the san fran bay for new haven (i know... its winter over there).

the plan was to splash in a month or 2 and sail home to boston (after hawaii, alaska and seattle) thru the canal.

i can either afford to sail or afford to finish the boat and splash but not both (hence going back to work)

so i have a few options...

1. keep the boat here and sub out the remaining work
2. fly into SF most weekends and finish the work myself
3. some version of 1 & 2
4. scrap the cruising plan and ship the boat to CT

which leads me to my question...

any recommendations on a working yard around new haven?

he only only consideration is... i have a pretty significant (45%) discount at my local chandlery and know pretty much every vendor i might need (riggers, canvas, sail makers etc).

thoughts?

-steve
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Old 27-10-2013, 15:50   #2
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Re: refit crisis

My guess is that sub-contracting the work that you would otherwise have done yourself is going to be damned expensive.
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Old 27-10-2013, 16:00   #3
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Re: refit crisis

it will be... and flying back and forth between coasts a few weekends a month will be too as will trucking her to the east.

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Old 27-10-2013, 22:20   #4
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I dont know current trucking prices, but 10k$ sounds reasonable. Sub contractors could run up 10K$ in a heart beat. If you are not there to manage subs, they can run away with your wallet. If you normally do your own work, then truck it. Just my 2 cents worth. _____Grant.
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Old 27-10-2013, 22:28   #5
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Re: refit crisis

grant,

i am thinking the same and your numbers are the same i have in my head.

assuming i do scrap the pacific sailing, i still need to find a yard where i can do my own work (including paint) in CT.

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Old 27-10-2013, 23:03   #6
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Re: refit crisis

Uhm, whatever you do, working on the boat in SF is gotta be a lot better than winter in as-beautiful-as-it-is New England in December...
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Re: refit crisis

I'd keep looking for a job in the sfbay! Otherwise, I'd move to the delta for cheap storage until you can get back here to finish it.
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Old 27-10-2013, 23:42   #8
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Re: refit crisis

stu, washing my hair with honey and doing a head stand on a fire ant hill would be better than winter in new england.

jack, the type of work i do is very very specialized so i go where the work is. good idea about the delta.

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