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Old 04-07-2008
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We do pretty much everything ourselves, and over the years have rebuilt engines, repainted top to bottom (including a rig), modified interiors, and added/installed any new purchases with a few exceptions.

Things I'd tend to leave to the pros:

Rigging work unless it's a simple stay/shroud replacement (which I'd get professionally made up)

Canvas work other than simple covers

I probably wouldn't tackle a transmission rebuild.

Maintaining and doing as much work on your own boat is, to my mind, a large part of the enjoyment of it all, with the added bonus that when things inevitably to wrong somewhere, you're familiar enough with things to deal with it yourself.
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