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Sure glad you guys are not hiring me to play music and sing! I charge $125/hr for those services with a $500 minimum for private parties. When it comes to doing the teak, I do it myself - it's not difficult to do it right the first time and the results are fantastic.

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For $125/hr, you better be singing and playing a tune while finishing my teak!

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Thanks all for the input. It seems expectations with regards to hourly rates are pretty much across the board. I was sort of surprised to read that some think $70/ hr is acceptable for sanding and varnishing. To those who think DIY is an option, the quote was for 80 hrs, I think that might be a tad high, but at least 60 hrs are needed. Essentially, that could be 2weeks, and I would rather spend what little time off I can take this time of year sailing.
CharlieCobra seems to be able to survive and enjoy life at $40/hr just fine and does a nice job at that rate (from what I have seen here).
The comments about HHN are not deserved. I consider their yard rates reasonable and quality of work quite good. But they don't do brightwork.
Thanks for the pm's, I will check out the options.
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Essentially, that could be 2weeks, and I would rather spend what little time off I can take this time of year sailing.
Then expect to work four weeks to pay for it. Sorry, I have little sympathy for those who bitch about the price of labour to do a job they don't want to do.


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Then expect to work four weeks to pay for it. Sorry, I have little sympathy for those who bitch about the price of labour to do a job they don't want to do.
Jonesy, I wasn 't bitching and certainly wasn't looking for your sympathy. I was looking for options to paying either $70/hr or quite frankly doing it myself. That is why I posted in Chesapeake Bay. You obviously don't sail here, Have a nice day!

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If you don't appreciate my input, feel free to ignore me.
I provided you another option, you just don't like it.

I ain't bitter, I do my own brightwork.

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The comments about HHN are not deserved. I consider their yard rates reasonable and quality of work quite good. But they don't do brightwork.
Hmm, exactly which comments that I made are undeserved? If you read them closely, you'll see that I said they do good work.

My only comment that could have been seen as negative was that a few folks I've encountered in the yard (and I spend a fair amount of time there, what with me being a retired guy with a boat problem) that were a bit disappointed with the outcome. Most folks are happy with the yard's services -- and I include myself in that group.
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Thanks all for the input. It seems expectations with regards to hourly rates are pretty much across the board. I was sort of surprised to read that some think $70/ hr is acceptable for sanding and varnishing. To those who think DIY is an option, the quote was for 80 hrs, I think that might be a tad high, but at least 60 hrs are needed. Essentially, that could be 2weeks, and I would rather spend what little time off I can take this time of year sailing.
CharlieCobra seems to be able to survive and enjoy life at $40/hr just fine and does a nice job at that rate (from what I have seen here).
The comments about HHN are not deserved. I consider their yard rates reasonable and quality of work quite good. But they don't do brightwork.
Thanks for the pm's, I will check out the options.
We will be raising our rates to $ 50 Hr. at the first of the year to make sure we can continue to provide our services. While I'd love to be able to charge $70-90 Hr like the big boys, I cannot see that happening for the near future.

Baggett and Sons Marine Restoration
The Landing at Colony Wharf
Bellingham, WA.

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For $125/hr, you better be singing and playing a tune while finishing my teak!
I have a special rate, just for you - $250/hr

Cheers,

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