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Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Post by chris.nackers » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:52 am

Hi all,

Looking for recommendations on any shops that in/around the WI area. I need some topside work done on the boat, and am not sure if I want to tackle it myself or not yet, so wanted to talk to a couple shops.

I have talked with Delevan Boat Shed, but i know there are others out there.

Thanks!

Thread with some pictures of what is going on:
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Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Post by Matt Smith » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:38 pm

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Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Post by chris.nackers » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:42 pm

Matt Smith wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:38 pm
Steve Bunda http://antiquewoodboatrestoration.com/about-us
Just found that one. First number went to fax, left a voicemail on the 2nd number. Hopefully will hear from him.

Looks like he does good work based on the website, and being in Northern WI, i'm hoping the prices are fair, versus some of the southern shops that have too many Chicago people willing to pay ANYTHING. I don't mind paying fair/reasonable rates, just don't need them inflated for the sake of it. Anyways..
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Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Post by maritimeclassics » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:15 am

Just curious, what would be a fair hourly wage to pay for antique boat restoration work?
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Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Post by Matt Smith » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:37 am

Ya? I agree. You get what you pay for. I recall doing a story on this topic. https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2019/0 ... ood-thing/
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Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Post by chris.nackers » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:55 am

maritimeclassics wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:15 am
Just curious, what would be a fair hourly wage to pay for antique boat restoration work?
Oh i have no idea. Hence why i'm trying to find a couple places to talk to and see what they think on the work. I also just want a couple opinions on what needs to be done on the boat. I'm still learning.
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Re: Looking for restoration shops in WI area

Post by chris.nackers » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:20 am

Matt Smith wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:37 am
Ya? I agree. You get what you pay for. I recall doing a story on this topic. https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2019/0 ... ood-thing/
Ha nice article. I'm all about supporting the little shops, i have owned a couple small businesses.
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