Originally Posted by WDSchock
Say $350 for crane time
Very rough numbers:
3-7 man-hours lower rig
4-8 man-hours to load and secure
7-15 man hours at $75-95 an hour
Strongly rec shrink wrap this time of year - think 10 hours of 65 mph rain
My previous boat is in a yard where I helped haul and launch my boat in the off season. I've been doing it for the last 11 years.
I Remove sails, boom, tie off running rigging, loosen turnbuckles = 1- 1.5 hrs
Crane comes over and preps to haul the stick 15 minutes
Detach standing rigging, and pull the stick 30 minutes x 3 men = 1.5 hrs
Tie off the standing rigging and move the mast to storage. 15 minutes x 3 men = .75 hrs
Move the crane back to the boat, attack slings, haul the boat and block it 30 minutes x 3 men = 1.5 hrs.
five man hours @ $90/hr = $450.
(In reality, it takes three guys about an 1.5 hrs to do this and we could also power wash the bottom in the time span mentioned above, but, I rounded up to be fair.)
They must take a lot of smoke breaks in Annapolis
I guess I'm just not used to those prices.