Originally Posted by Likato
Need a little help estimating some basic refit
work in a Florida
Marina for a 40 foot sailboat - I would like to understan estimates on actual professional hired work:
Hard sand bottom (remove 2 layers of paint) and repaint
Ground and fill scratches and chips in gelcoat with matching gelcoat
Compound and wax gelcoat
Remove and replace rusted Keel
Rename (if vinyl can remove with heat gun)
Any help / estimates / advice
No idea on costs in your part of the world, but time wise I would say:-
Hard Sand Bottom (ashore, with power
and good working room) - 2 blokes for 1 day (7 hours). repaint would be 1 fella, I suggest a couple of hours, call it 3
per coat. lets say a primer and 2 coats.......I make that around 20 hours.
Ground and fill gelcoat - depends how many to do
say half a dozen dings / gouges - wouldn't expect more than 2 or 3 hours, unless you've been machine gunned..........call it 3 hours.
Compound & Wax - that'll be a good clean as well. hull
only (with power!) I would say 1 fella could do in a day. likely to be knackered at the end of
Topsides? add another day.........14 hours.
remove and replace keel bolts
- depends how easily (if!) they come out. top tip - make sure not hammering 'em out when it's resting on the railway sleeper under the boat
Ooops. just re-read only rusty nuts
depends on access. and whether anything left to put a new nut onto
. Presuming don't have to dissassemble boat then could be an hour each. could be 10 mins each. could also be a real head
scratcher - if you end up with SFA to bolt onto...........hard to say, on a single
row of bolts would expect around 12 - but could be a double row............a couple are guaranteed to be a complete pig
a day, and hope for a couple of hours......lets call it 5 hours
rename / remove vinyl - should come off with a heat gun. under an hour (don't want to melt / scorch anything).........1 hour.
I make that 43 hours - excluding materials, travelling and thinking time
What do other folks reckon on my guestimates? Anyone wanna quote?
(over here via boatyard - sufficient skill and insured - would be around £1500 or approx USD2,300.