The lift operator said it would cost me $500 for the lift out and another $ 500 to drop back in the water. Being caught between a rock and a hard place I agreed. When repairs were complete and it came time to pay the bill he said " I'm going to give you a break. I will only charge you $325 total for in and out." Not sure why but we got along well with them as they worked away. Maybe because I did not show any "attitude" towards them as well even tho I felt I was getting ripped off initially. Dunno? I gave him a $100 tip and maybe that is what he was looking and positioning himself for. The guy that installed prop and fixed hydraulic steering charged $120 so I gave him $150 which was well worth it to me. I was so relieved and happy to get back in the water and under way to Georgetown.