Am enjoying your thread, Mac. Post some pics with her all spiffed up and on the water. I've been remodeling my house with multiple upgrades over the past few years and haven't had as much time to sail as I would like, but I get a real sense of accomplishment when I look at the photo album of the before, during and after shots. I know you'll be thrilled with the fruits of your labor.
Sailing isn't a matter of life and death. It's much more important than that!