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Old 19-09-2019, 10:22   #16
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Re: Let the flogging begin.

Really no idea what's needed on the boat but it will go way faster if you have some help. As others have said, if you want to get it in the water hire some help. If nothing else it will get you down to the boat before they arrive and have you hanging around after they go home. I hired a homeless guy to help me when I was doing my refit. He was nearly worthless if any knowledge was needed to do the work but he forced me to go down to the boat every day and spend 8-12 hours working on it.
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Well, great assistance so far. You could fix it or
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I hired a homeless guy to help me when I was doing my refit.
This is a good way to go if you have a lot of work that requires unskilled labor (large amounts of scraping, sanding, painting, buffing, waxing, heavy lifting). Faster than doing it alone and way cheaper than hiring the yard to do it.

Price by the hour, pay in cash at the end of every day. Buy pizza or a sub for lunch and a few beers (at the END of the day). If they don't show up, they don't show up. If they show up late, they show up late. Anything is better than doing it alone.

Nobody works on the boat unsupervised unless they are professionals in the marine trade who carry insurance. (e.g. Yanmar tech., Kohler Tech, my marine mechanic or the marina/yard).

I've never gone so far as homeless, but there are plenty of 'unemployables/underemployed' out there trying to make some cash.
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Be sure to check for Worker's Compensation liability - if you hire anyone. It varies by state, but you could be responsible for medical treatment, etc., if someone is hurt. May not apply to you, but it's an issue to be aware of.
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