Thanks Mark... The survey did turn out good, and Summer Snow is as clean as she looks in the pictures. I think she has been well cared for. The survey seemed very thorough-- it lasted about 9 hours and the surveyor said that she is structurally sound. I had fun and learned a lot during the survey, but it was a huge relief when the surveyor got past all the major systems and things were still looking good.
I hear you when it comes to sailing first and doing projects in the winter... There are a number of things we'd like to do too, but aside from maintenance issues, the other stuff can wait. For example, the stove is not currently in the boat (replaced by a large refrigerator) but we'll probably just barbecue for now.
Congrats to you ArgleBargle. Where are you going to be sailing?