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Re: What's that going to cost
.....The cost I hate about DIY projects on my boat, is the little stuff. Sandpaper, gloves, brushes, fasteners, connectors, sealer, tape... they always seem to add up quickly.......
This is one of the things that kills me on my yard bills too. They often charge for the quarts of solvent, or pack of rags, or whatever, when I'm sure they weren't all used. I don't get the excess, because they don't disclose there was any. It just stands to reason the entire quantities weren't used. No doubt they're either taken by the guys for their own use, or just resold to the next guy.
Although, this pales in comparison to the number of hours they bill for jobs I've done myself, on the same boat, in half the time. T&M jobs are valued by contractors for a reason. They can work at whatever pace they please.
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