mazatlan mexico--there ae a few companies run by gringos who charge maxibux, pay the mexicans very poorly and make "crack money" on the gringo wallet thing-- i refuse to play that game
. i meet the mexicans pay em well and have friends as well as good help.
the gringo pimps charge approximately 85 us per hour. the mexican doing the work actually gets less than 200 pesos daily for existence. the pimp gets the rest. see why i call them pimps?? when a boat is sinking and needs dewatered, the gringo is not qualified to do this. i know the mexican salvor who is allowed to do this. he is paid 2000 pesos for a specific dewatering and has to pay his workers. they donot make much, but they are paid by my friend. my friend charges 2000 pesos for the specific job.. he is paid by the gringo pimp who charges minimum 10k pesos for same job. so who makes out and who suffers.
so i learn who the 'ho is and use the 'ho. ha h aha ha makes loyalty happen, as i support the country i am a visitor within.
i can tell who wants to do the work by the amount we agree on when contracting. is also easy to see who can do the work, and is good to wait a little time before contracting--they watch you as well as you watching them. reputation is important. it is not how the gringo sees you, it is how the mexican worker sees you that determines whether you pay 85 usd hourly or 20 usd hourly with a decent tip. phat city..
as for canvas and such-- those are inexpensive on a hard day. not badly done. sail work--avoid pv sails--he is uneliable in quality. some are very pooorly done, and some are excellent. he did me very very badly with poor quality workmanship which caused a tear where my sacrificial was restitched to my sail--and didnot do it as he said he would do it. was crap job. luckily there is a new sailmaker
in pv, so use of the pv sails
is no longer necessary!!!!
had a wood mizzen boom , 14 ft, made in colimilla--price was 1200pesos at 16 to one usd. not shabby.
each place has different prices, and each place has a specific specialty. it is not possible to specify a price
unless you use the pimps and hos in the system which oppresses mexicans and makes the pimp phat. find independents and negotiate your own price
. if they like it and agree, you will see them again/