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Did you get an estimate or price quote for the work, or did you just leave the boat there and say do this, this and that??? If you had an estimate or price quote, they're generally required to honor them unless you okay an exception.
As for the $5000... The stack pack and lazy jack lines for the stack pack could easily be a large portion of that.
What work did they exactly do? As GeneT said, did they have to install hardware for the reefing lines? Did they have to add reefing points to the sail??
Asking a yard to reeve reefing lines is generally foolish IMHO, since you can generally do it yourself and not get charged $100/hour to have it done.
If you figure that a boatyard charges $100 PER HOUR, and that the stack pack and lines for it may have cost $3000 or so, that means that they're charging you for about 20 hours of labor max, not counting any additional hardware they had to install. Measuring and fitting the stack pack could take two people a couple hours to install it properly...
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
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