Well, I'm not going to give up on sailing but I have given up on the C27. It left my shop on a trailer yesterday bound for Southeast Georgia. The gentleman that took it off my hands has plenty of time, money and know how to put back her in the water by spring.
Sounds like you've done the right thing. I punted on a project boat a couple of years ago. Sold her to a nice old guy who said he wanted one last project before he died. I keep an eye out, hoping someday to see her sail by with a happy old guy at her helm.