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    How much for work GPRXP

    I have a guy who wants me to build him a GPRXP. He wants the hull trued, painted and a rxp motor installed. How much do you think the labor is worth to do all of this?
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    $85 per hour - Beer

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    How long will it take you and what quality craftsman are you? As an example, if someone asked me to build him an gprxp, I would do such a mangled up job that I would have to pay him. All joking aside, I've seen some conversions on this site that were true works of art and just about any amount paid would be too little. On the other hand, I've also seen work by people who have the nerve to call themselves "mechanics," that anything more than food stamps as payment would by overdoing it (couldn't resist). The question you have to ask yourself is: "What is my time worth?"

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    I am just trying to see what the going rate is on building these things. I pretty much think I did a great job on my gprxp. Everything is nice and neat on it. I am a fanatic when it comes to my ski and when I work on others. Everything has to be in order. But it is a lot of work and just not really thinking about how long it will take me as I can't think of how many hours it took to do mine.

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    I have done a few I would ask for 3k plus parts Also depends on if he wants mods done to a stock rxp motor or just a swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lvnspeed View Post
    I have done a few I would ask for 3k plus parts Also depends on if he wants mods done to a stock rxp motor or just a swap.
    You've lost your mind Scott!!!! I can't even get a hull painted for $1500!!! Paint is $800 for decent quality. Then you have to put all the moldings back on, steering, hard parts, hydroturf. That doesn't even touch the mechanical side and tuning the boat.

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    Duke your right I want 3000 for just my labor the rest is up to the customer to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrunner View Post
    How long will it take you and what quality craftsman are you?
    Larry, I think Peter nailed it.

    Beside skills also consider your dedicated time, your shop setup and available tools.
    -I had two huge advantages(friends):
    Mike's(addicted) unlimited skills and shop for everything mechanical and
    Jeff's body work and modern paint shop. (gieco shop)

    Considering that they charge me ~nothing, if I asked $50/hr I would have to charge $1,500,000.00 (that includes the conversion parts)

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    With the help of everyone on here, it wasn't bad at all. It took me a while cause it was the first one I did. But just trying to figure out a reasonable pricing as its just going to be a swap. He has mods done to the ski already, so it would be just a swap. Plus the truing and painting of the hull. I have the tools and the skills to do it, thats not the problem. Its what to ask for as far as payment.
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    consider the liability. if this guy goes out and gets injured or kills himself on this ski and somehow it was a mechanical problem a good lawyer could tear you up.

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