Mirador (Caliber 40 Hull
4072) has a 24-year old sailcover and 14-year old dodger
. Both are still in decent shape but it is really time to replace them. I am well aware of the cost of sunbrella and have no argument with the material costs in the proposal I just received.
The center window on the dodger
will zip out and have a U-shaped center section that can be un-zipped and then rolled down to allow air flow
Sunbrella for 8' x 4' dodger = 6.5-yards
BUT - 33-hours labor to create a new dodger, which will use the existing, and very well made, frame? I am shocked at an estimate of 33-hours labor at $85 / hour.
Is that amount of labor typical for a dodger replacement?
The sailcover is the same issue - 16-hours labor for a simple cover with a zipper on the mast
end, twist connectors along the bottom, and a leather reinforced cutout on the boom end for the halyard
Sunbrella for 10' x 11' sailcover = 19 yards
Is that amount of labor typical for a mainsail
I have attached a photo
showing the dodger from the cockpit