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Old 06-10-2020, 03:24 PM
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Got a quote from a shop for a deck repair job and they are quoting $100/hr. I was just wondering if this lines up with other places in the southeast LA area. I don't know of any other places locally so if it's a reasonable rate i'd rather not travel too far. I don't mind paying for good work, just want a sanity check. TIA.
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$85/hr 70601 and he’s too cheap for the quality.
Old 06-10-2020, 06:10 PM
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About the same as your local heart surgeon.
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Where in SE LA. Wade at Renovations in Golden Meadow did a repair for me and it was very reasonable and of good quality.
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PMed you. I'm in St. Charles so that's not a bad drive. Didn't realize they did fiberglass work.
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Originally Posted by paul91 View Post
PMed you. I'm in St. Charles so that's not a bad drive. Didn't realize they did fiberglass work.
What part? I’m in Luling....

I think there is a glass shop in Des Allemands just past Outcast Marine on the right hand side if you’re heading away from New Orleans.
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Originally Posted by SuperDave4x4 View Post
What part? I’m in Luling....

I think there is a glass shop in Des Allemands just past Outcast Marine on the right hand side if you’re heading away from New Orleans.
I'm also in luling...
That shop is the one I was referring to in the OP. Seems like they stay busy. I know Kirk's does fiberglass work--obviously they build mud boats but I wasn't sure whether they did much on bigger stuff that sees a little more sporty conditions.
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Originally Posted by paul91 View Post
I'm also in luling...
That shop is the one I was referring to in the OP. Seems like they stay busy. I know Kirk's does fiberglass work--obviously they build mud boats but I wasn't sure whether they did much on bigger stuff that sees a little more sporty conditions.
He’s done a few big boat repairs and made a hard top for a guy I know. I just see a lot of the Venice boats over at the other shop.

GlassMasters in Slidell is who I took my old boat to. I never got a hard quote but his ball park price for what I was wanting done was very reasonable.

Jefferson Fiberlgass is an option but I have a feeling they will be on the high side.


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Originally Posted by paul91 View Post
I'm also in luling...
That shop is the one I was referring to in the OP. Seems like they stay busy. I know Kirk's does fiberglass work--obviously they build mud boats but I wasn't sure whether they did much on bigger stuff that sees a little more sporty conditions.
My experience at the shop in OP was not good. He had to redo the job twice, because my fuel tanks wouldn't fit back in after the first time. Tons of excuses and kept my boat almost a whole summer. I requested pictures during the process so I'd have proof of the work done when I sell the boat. No pics and more excuses. Day of delivery on 2nd time around, he parked the boat out front and was no around to discuss what was done. He was simply avoiding me at all cost. Again, no pics after having another opportunity to provide that to me. He did do good fiberglass work, but all the excuses, no pics and keeping the boat for so long (when originally stated 2 weeks to complete), well I was furious. I know others that have had high end upholstery work done there that were also not happy with cushions coming apart in just a few weeks. Kirk's didn't want my job, because he said it was too much of a hassle for him climbing in / out of a big boat.
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Originally Posted by Dufrsp31 View Post
My experience at the shop in OP was not good. He had to redo the job twice, because my fuel tanks wouldn't fit back in after the first time. Tons of excuses and kept my boat almost a whole summer. I requested pictures during the process so I'd have proof of the work done when I sell the boat. No pics and more excuses. Day of delivery on 2nd time around, he parked the boat out front and was no around to discuss what was done. He was simply avoiding me at all cost. Again, no pics after having another opportunity to provide that to me. He did do good fiberglass work, but all the excuses, no pics and keeping the boat for so long (when originally stated 2 weeks to complete), well I was furious. I know others that have had high end upholstery work done there that were also not happy with cushions coming apart in just a few weeks. Kirk's didn't want my job, because he said it was too much of a hassle for him climbing in / out of a big boat.
what shop did you have problems with? I need to get some work done this winter
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I believe he is talking about the one I said in the OP, right before the Des Allemands bridge going west. Hydroflat is the name I think.

Edit: that's the one I referred to in the OP, not sure if it's the same one.
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Yep, that's it. I was hesitant about posting all that, but I hope it saves someone else the frustrations I experienced.
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Thanks guys.

Anybody know anything about Marine Concepts in Houma?
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Originally Posted by Dufrsp31 View Post
Yep, that's it. I was hesitant about posting all that, but I hope it saves someone else the frustrations I experienced.
No reason to be hesitant about saving us a lot of grief.

Thanks for the heads up!
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I've used Robert at Glass Masters a few time's and was never disappointed. Very reasonable rates.
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Originally Posted by Gmack View Post
Thanks guys.

Anybody know anything about Marine Concepts in Houma?
They seem to do good work. I got a quote for some minor glass work on a few nicks I had but never heard back after requesting a timeline. To be be 100% transparent, I didnt push it either.

Rob Dupont ("Impluse fishing" on here) I believe still owns it and he is fantastic. Helped me find some fish a few times so I'm sure his business is just as good. His glass guy may have been swamped. Their ceramic coats are top notch i do know that.

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