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My marina did some work for me and today the bill is in. I figured it may be fun to play "guess the price" game. Whoever gets the number closest to the price will win a valuable prize (a drawing by my daughter - with ponies)

So, here is what was done:
- Cut two metal strips approx. 15" long, drill each end for 1/2" pin
- Replace forestay turnbuckle with a new turnbuckle (supplied by me) and place above strips on each side.
- Machine a square flange 2"x2" with 1.25" hole in the middle
- Cut metal elbow (supplied by me) to length (5") and weld flange on the end.

Hourly rate is $80/hr.
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My marina did some work for me and today the bill is in. I figured it may be fun to play "guess the price" game. Whoever gets the number closest to the price will win a valuable prize (a drawing by my daughter - with ponies)

So, here is what was done:
- Cut two metal strips approx. 15" long, drill each end for 1/2" pin

How thick?

- Replace forestay turnbuckle with a new turnbuckle (supplied by me) and place above strips on each side.
- Machine a square flange 2"x2" with 1.25" hole in the middle

Aluminum or stainless?

- Cut metal elbow (supplied by me) to length (5") and weld flange on the end.

Hourly rate is $80/hr.

I'll guess anyway. $725.00. I want that drawing bad.
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Question first! How many shop guys does it take to cut and drill a metal strip? Answer, 5 hours of work times 2 man hours. Because they are doing the work, they threw in, at no charge, the 3 breaks the shop guys took while working your project. So $800.

Btw, I have my mast down awaiting a stainless radome mount. the metal shop is also making a custom stainless mount for my cockpit display. If I'm right about your bill, I can't imagine how ridiculous mine is going to be.
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I hate to bid against you Knothead since you're helping me with my furler/splice issue, but I'm a sucker for ponies: $850.

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I will put in - $1645.00 after taxes.

But if I win - can it be a picture of a sheep, it would be a great gift that I could give to a certain Portuguese that frequents the states often - and he never gets gifts.

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Everything is stainless.
Strip stock is probably less than 1/8" thick

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I'll guess anyway. $725.00. I want that drawing bad.
My daughter told me it's not a horsey anymore, it's a giraffe. Or a dog. So I guess the picture is pretty much anything you want it to be
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$625.00
You are are a regular and valuable customer.
Plus they fu**ed it up and you will be back for repairs.
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$625.00
You are are a regular and valuable customer.
Plus they fu**ed it up and you will be back for repairs.
Damn, you must work for our marina! Yes (almost to the dollar) and yes they did (I know it, they know it, hard to tell how badly).

I don't think anyone can or will get closer so ponie-giraffe-o-dog is yours I think by now it is a picture of elmo at night or some such, though.
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I'd say..

My guess is that no matter how much you could have bought a drill press, the drills and the saw to cut all this with and owned the tools in perpetuity for less than you paid..

Why on earth would you pay for a work like that is the real question???

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My guess is that no matter how much you could have bough a drill press, the drills and the say to cut all this with and owned it for less than you paid..

Why on earth would you pay for a work like that is the real question???
Because I have no place to put all those tools. If I had space to keep my own machine shop - I might have. That said, welding is something I probably would rather leave to someone else anyway - but this is all theory.

On the other hand - if I had a house big enough and all those things in machine shop, I'd be even more tied down to one place and that just doesn't help with sailing So I have to pick what I can do and what I can't - and metal work is not on my list.
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