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post #234 of Old 11-03-2013
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Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

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just estimate the cost first - then double it, that'll probably be closer. Estimate the work, and triple it. Honestly. Boat projects operate in a timewarp, disconnected from reality, where everything takes longer (and costs more). I've been at this for a few years, and it always astonishes me how long a simple task takes -don't ask me why! Something I could do in the shop in 10 minutes takes an hour on the boat...
Cheop's Law ("Nothing is ever finished on schedule or under budget.") applies to boat repair, too.

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