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Old 03-03-2024, 12:19   #1
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Question Going rate for rigger to climb mast

I was quoted $375 kinda think that a bit high,

What have you been quoted?
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Old 03-03-2024, 12:24   #2
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

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I was quoted $375 kinda think that a bit high,

What have you been quoted?
Why would you want someone just to climb up and down the mast?

Surely the quote was for performing some work up there?!
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Old 03-03-2024, 12:29   #3
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

That was his 1 hour min.

I asked to drill a hole in the crane and put a clevis pin and general check of fitting etc.

He said it would be way less that an hour but that was his min.

I expected $150-$200 at the most
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

In Fort Pierce Rhino Rigging charged me $200 for 1.5 hours to survey my rigging.

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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

Depends on the boatyard, but some will do it at the regular yard rate or on a per-job quote.
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

are they driving to get there or they work in the yard? My company min is around $400 but that's because I have to drive to the marinas and back as well. so a 1 hour job is actually 2-3 hours.
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

Depending on travel, tools and equipment they need to bring, ascent/descent requirements, and the time to do it $375 doesn't seem unreasonable. Any work at height is a high risk job and has to be done right the first time, every time, or the customer is pissed and the fix is usually big bucks.
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

Mine charges $120/hour for work aloft, $110/hour for "feet on the ground" work.
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

You could not pay me enuff to go up the mast to perform anything.

As has been pointed out above, this is a high risk project for anybody.

I'm assuming the rigger must drive from somewhere, so there is time and distance to get to your boat.
Then he has to sort out how he is going to get up there.
Once up there, he will be required to do some work, so he'll have to prepare a toolbag with all the correct and required tools.
He may even have to come down again, and go up again, for any number of reasons.

Once done, it's everything in reverse.

Realistically speaking, this could be ....for him...a 3-4 hour project all in all, so the #375 does not sound totally unreasonable to me..
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Old 03-03-2024, 21:11   #10
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

$300

1 hr minimum and 2 guys to do it. No way in hell any old joe is hauling me up there. If it is a 30 footer, he could do it alone with a gant line. Anything more, 2 guy job and nobody works for less than $150 an hour any more.
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

When I was contracting, $100 was just to get the truck started.

People that can't do the work should not be asking what the work is worth.
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it's a boat....B.O.A.T.....bring on another thousand.....get used to it..
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

If you are in south Florida contact Christian at Dam Rigging. He was very reasonable in 2010 and may still be.

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You always have the option of doing it yourself.
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Re: Going rate for rigger to climb mast

Climbing the mast is high risk work. Some guys will simply tell you that they don't want to do it in plain English. Others may say it with an invoice.
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