Re: Seafarer 34 Purchase - Trampoline Deck Problem
A boatyard owner I knew well told me he did a re-core of the deck on a Columbia 57 - this was more than 10 years ago - he charged $140,000.
I just finished doing a spot re-core of the deck on a Columbia 43. It was probably the same amount of deck space as the entire deck of a 34' with a cabin top. I did it all myself and spent about $1,000 just on materials. I didn't count the hours but I daresay they were well into three figures.
$5K for a pro job seems very low.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.