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Re: Help pinpointing a leak
I feel for you brotha.
The thing that concerns me is hiring someone to fix an unknown problem and putting yourself at their mercy. Once you pay $3,800, you will surely pay another $3,800 or maybe $5,000 to get your boat put back together. They will have you over the proverbial barrel. What percentage of the value of the boat will you pay to "fix" it? I certainly would not take it back to the same outfit that launched it. Tough economic times cause people to do things to ensure their own survival at others' expense.
At least start the project as a DIY job. Bring in a different marine surveyor once you drop the keel and find out what kind of repair is really required, before you pay someone a large sum of money.
It might be best to write off the rest of this season. Put the boat in the most convenient place for you to work on it, with the limited time that you have.
Last edited by jameswilson29; 06-13-2013 at 07:20 AM.