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Old 10-28-2015, 12:45 PM   #9
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City: Seattle, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Safe Harbour
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 37
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 240
I work with a few different independent guys for mechanical, electrical, and carpentry stuff. These folks are less expensive per hour than the big boatyards, but more importantly I know exactly who will be working on my boat (i.e. not the new guy) and I have their cell phone numbers if I have any problems when I'm out on the water.

I treat all of these people with respect, refer business to them, and pay my bills promptly. When things break that need to be fixed right away, they move me to the top of their list. If they can walk me through the fix on the phone, they do.
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