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Old 04-27-2019, 06:33 PM   #20
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City: Bethesda, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Solstice
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 47 Eastbay FB
Join Date: Feb 2018
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My take on DIY vs 'full service' is having someone else acting as a 'general contractor' saves me from a ton of time spent babysitting subcontractors. Someone that knows which subs are reliable/available is absolutely worth it. Paying for this versus burning my time/sanity is trade-off I've learned is worth making.

That said, for some things on the cutting edge or involving my own very specific expectations... it's worth learning/doing enough for DIY. The gamble here is will I have enough time/patience to spin up a sufficient level of knowledge/skill vs babysitting/paying a subcontractor to make the attempt.

I'm grateful to be in a position to spend accordingly.
-- Bill Kearney
2005 Eastbay 47 FB - Solstice
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