Lets back it up here Skip.
To start with yes they are retired and do it because they want to.
I did not set the price they did. In fact they give me a bill and I pay it, not once have I ever questioned it.
I originally chimed in because I thought the gentleman from Vancouver is getting an "exceptional" price but I'm now wondering if your recruiting for a boat cleaning union.
I find it interesting that a "full service" provider such as yourself would even try to compare yourself to some individuals who for whatever personal reasons wash boats for a living(and I use this term loosly). The last time I checked there are tons of people out there who would be happy to make $10 an hour for no brain work like washing a boat. Tell me would you pay someone $20 - $30 an hour to wash your car ( I assume it's a BMW).
Please don't compare your world in the Hamptons to the rest of the normal country.