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post #34 of Old 05-23-2019
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Re: What's that going to cost

I've been doing most of the work on other people's boats and my own since I was about 12. Somewhere around 65, I'd had enough of bottom jobs and now have all the prep and painting done by the yard. And you know what? I really don't give a sh*t what it costs because I'm not ever going to do another bottom job. However, I do supply the paint.
Another gift we give ourselves is to have all our laundry professionally done. By the time you count the supplies and our time, it just isn't that much more than doing it ourselves.
On the other hand, we won't let a refer guy within 100 feet of our boat, as I haven't encountered a competent one in many decades.

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