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Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

ChrisNCate, I'm very much a DIY person for a lot of things. I re-rigged my old boat, including splicing everything myself. I also sewed new covers for the salon, touched up the stitching on the sails, buffed out the hull, refinished all the wood, rewired some of her stuff, etc. But I had a bad experience with DIY'ing repairs on the outboard and wound up having to buy a new engine. So, at this point I'm gun shy when it comes to something mechanical, and especially when it's the primary propulsion for the boat I'll have my family in. If it's TOO crazy expensive, I may HAVE to DIY. But the time it will take, and the fact that I'm eating into my season, weighs heavily on the decisions here.

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