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Re: Outboard on 1974 Pearson 10m?
He said it is in a yard in Connecticut, I doubt you will find anyone to clean the boat for $60 a hour! I am sure you will be looking at twice or three times that rate in New England.
Wow, that bad huh? I had no idea. We paid a guy $20/hr to fill, fair, and paint our decks along with doing our bottom. That's the cheapest boat labor I've seen, but I figured closer to $40 was average for that type of thing and $60 or so for more mechanical stuff.
Either way, point still stands. Do as much as you can yourself. It took me 2 hours to get our diesel tank out, at $60/hr that's $120 that you could save. If you add that up with things like running pipe, installing thru hulls, engine compartment cleaning, etc, you could probably cut costs pretty significantly.