I had a professor in college that took his old beat up mustang down to Mexico
to have it completely restored. I saw it when it got back and it was beautiful car. I don't know how much he paid but supposedly it was much much cheaper to get done in Mexico
than in the US.
I have friends in both Mexico and Colombia
that say you can get labor for about $200/month. I'm looking at a local Columbia
36 that is in need of a complete refit
but would need minimal work to sail/motor. The idea is to buy the boat for cheap
and sail it to SA where I can hire three guys for three months to completely gut and refit
the boat. Now parts
are going to be expensive anywhere you go but the labor should be around $2000 for the whole thing.
I would like to know if anyone has done this and what your experience has been. Too good to be true? Thanks.