I have been wondering lately how much time we have spent on Akupara and I am a little disappointed in myself for losing track.
I know that the majority of the time that we are there I write a blog post but I also know that some of the posts cover a full weekend while others only account for a few hours.
So in true mathematical fashion, I checked the number of blog posts and there are 121. If I assume a value of 6 hours per post, which would be a good guess as to how long we are typically at Akupara, I end up with 726 hours and considering the admiral is with me 3/4 of the time I will multiply that by 1.75 to arrive at a total of 1270 hours.
Now, it I divide that by 40 for an average work week, I get 31 weeks. Is it possible that in total one man by himself would have spent 31 weeks on this restoration? I doubt it.
I think a more accurate number would be a lot less than that as this math does not factor in all of the lost time for setup and tear down, Getting your head back in the game and all the rest. I honestly think a grand total of 121 days would be pushing it. So approximately 24 weeks.
At $75 dollars an hour which is the typical shop rate, I think we have already saved about $72000 in labour costs by doing it ourselves as opposed to hiring out the work.
That makes me happy!! Now I have an extra $75k to play with?? Ya right….