I bought your book the other day and have only skimmed this thread to keep from stumbling on any spoilers. I'm only 30% or so through the book but I've been glued.
The reason: I seem to be living much of your story now! Almost. Bought my boat out of the same marina you did, it was the fourth one I looked at. I've been doing a refit for the last two years, getting ready to sail south this summer. Almost deja vu!
Pretty funny book, thanks.