Time to move on
I find your comments interesting as I feel much the same way. I have done as much "educating" as I can do. Its time to do it.
We will leave December 1 whether the boat is ready or not. Too many of our cruising friends have told us that you will never get the boat totally ready and that in most cases the real reason is the uncertainty of casting off.
Best thing to do is set a date and don''t allow anything to stop you.
I just hope I make it to December 1st. :-)