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I have a Quickstep 24 like the one in the attached picture. It has teak coamings, drop boards, hatch slides, handrails, toe rail, outboard bracket and a teak gunwhale guard that I added. Two years ago, I paid about $1,000 to have the whole thing done in cetol. Unfortunately, the yard that did that work gave up doing brightwork. This year, I shopped to find a person to do it and got and estimate of $3500; that person also indicated that they'd really rather not do a "small" boat because they didn't make money. I was happy to oblige, the job wasn't worth $3500 to me. If you're good at this and want to make a business of it, you might have to start out working cheap and raise your prices as word of mouth makes people aware of your abilities.
PS. If you're near Annapolis, let's talk......