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Old 01-05-2011, 09:39 PM
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Understand Bill, if I ran a yard I'd probably have the same policy.

At times (all too often, I'm afraid) I'm a real PITA to deal with and accordingly I'd ask in advance if the $200 flat fee includes setting up the crane (moving to the lift site, rigging the outriggers, that sort of stuff - BTW, I think it should) or are you paying hourly for the setup as well as the actual lift operation. The difference could translate into more and more $$. Best you know in advance.

For comparison, a few years ago I had a yard lift my mast for a full refurb project. I only used the yard for the lift, I had the mast trucked to my house for the work. Their fee was $150 each way, bottom line. Seemed reasonable to me.
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