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Question Cost to unstep/step a keel-stepped mast?

I had the yard pull my mast last season. The charge was $6.50/foot to "Step/Unstep Mast." Storage was extra. My thought was that it was $6.50 for BOTH stepping and unstepping. Today I received another bill for $6.50/foot for "Step/Unstep Mast" presumably for the cost when she was launched..

Am I being cheap? Should it cost $6.50/foot to unstep, and another $6.50 to step the mast? Or, am I being hosed - again...

Also of note - I instructed the yard to soda-blast, barrier coat, and apply 3 coats of paint (1 red and 2 blue), that I supplied. They did a great job with the soda-blast and barrier coat. However, they either painted the bottom with 1 coat of blue, or they used one gallon to cover a 35' boat with a 6' fin keel. I'm NOT believing that. To be honest, I am not sure that they even applied the 1 coat of red to my boat (as opposed to someone else's).
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Re: Cost to unstep/step a keel-stepped mast?

One more tidbit; when they painted the bottom, they also painted my depth transducer. As a result, it was inoperative. After launch, I scrubbed off 1 coat of blue bottom paint (no red) with a bronze brush, and voilla! it worked - for that day. (Now you understand my suspicion about the number of coats.) Since that 1 day, it has been completely inoperative. I have tried sanding with 400 grit several times, and still no joy. The sounder is a circa 1987 Signet Marine unit - worth about $20...
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Crane up, wiring disconnect, furler, rigging x 2. Not enough info, how much total?
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Re: Cost to unstep/step a keel-stepped mast?

I had one yard charge 800 to unstep and step a mast on a 28 footer and another 10 miles away charge 1/2 that to do a mast on a 35 footer - 50 ffet of mast. They charge what they can get away with.
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Re: Cost to unstep/step a keel-stepped mast?

OK; $325 to unstep, and now $325 to step.
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Re: Cost to unstep/step a keel-stepped mast?

Cost for the mast in and out doesn't sound out of line. Doesn't sound like they put on the three coats of bottom paint you asked for however.
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Re: Cost to unstep/step a keel-stepped mast?

Yard here charges a set fee to unstep/step mast $60 if boat is out of the water (more if boat is in the water and/or if you have to make a special appt). Max price $90+$50 for dock, that boom truck can drive on,use.

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Re: Cost to unstep/step a keel-stepped mast?

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I had one yard charge 800 to unstep and step a mast on a 28 footer and another 10 miles away charge 1/2 that to do a mast on a 35 footer - 50 ffet of mast. They charge what they can get away with.
I just recently paid $600....that included hauling the boat, mast out and back in, being n the yard for 12 days and put back in the water (plus labor for rigger to help replace standing rigging).

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OK; $325 to unstep, and now $325 to step.
That doesn't sound unreasonable. Not the best deal, but certainly not a rip.
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Re: Cost to unstep/step a keel-stepped mast?

I'd say it was unreasonable..

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