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Sign in a machine shop:

"Our rate is tripled if you attempted the work and failed."
I would avoid any shop with that attitude. Seriously. Some do think they should do all of your work. I prefer a balance. I will pay them when they have an expertise I don't have, when they have time I dont' have or, sometimes, when I just want them to get a little work for relations. They better be willing to do work that helps me fix a problem I may have created or I'll go elsewhere for all the rest too.

I do agree with shops that post a rate sign that says their rate doubles if you watch and triples if you help. That I get, the customer can really be a problem looking over their shoulder.
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My opinions, offered at no cost, based on my experiences on owning a number of different kinds of boats, and FWIW: It appears from your questions on this and other posts that you may not have a lot of sailing experience? I suggest that before spending your money that you consider:
1. Taking some lessons to see if you even like sailing
2. If possible, go out as a crew member on other people's boats, either racing or cruising. Local yacht clubs may be a source of "crew wanted" requests
3. If you decide to buy, consider a "production" boat, known quantity and easier to re-sell than someone's "unique"design backyard boat
4. If allowed, walk the docks and boat yards and ask for opinions
5. Search the internet for just about anything you want to know about
6. If you decide to go "outside" into open ocean waters take a navigation course

Or, you just "do it" and learn as you go, good luck.

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