Thanks everyone, for the warm welcome.
Capt Len: Very generous offer. I wont be headed North for the big trip for a few years as I am in a fairly "domestic" phase of life currently. But thanks anyway.
outbound: Good point about materials. I'll mention that although I really dig aluminum as a boat building material, I would love this boat the same no matter what she was made of. Emotional attachment does not adhere to any form of logic.
MedSailor: I worked for a couple years at a high-end yacht builder. When they gave me my first electrical wiring project, they said to just make it beautiful no matter how long it takes.
Bob: I think I got whatever I have from the examples my parents set. Dad would stick through a long project no matter what. Mom was a natural born artist who was always searching for beauty.
SloopJonB: Ya, I could have shortened up some of those runs. I hate it when wires cross each other. O.C.D.
I'll post some more shots of things that are relevant to the topic.
Fore deck hatch doubles as a snug seat for two. Will remain unpainted.
The only piece of advice that my father offered for this rebuild was: "Don't have any wood on the outside of the boat" (We love wood and love working with wood but We dislike repetitive maintenance). The goal was achieved when the teak chimney wedge was replaced by this unit that is welded to the cabin top.
I eliminated the conventional through hulls and welded standpipes in their place.
Here is the raw water intake. Marlon Valve is above water line. With the strainer lid and valve open. Blockages can be reamed clear with a strait rod (fuel dipstick).
Shroud chain plates. One per side. three layer of plate totaling one inch thick at eye.
Davit pivot socket.
Boom received a tapered, octagonal section aft.
Octagon to round splice prior to welding.
Mast head. Same sort of tapered octagon.
Fuel tank 45 gal. One port, one starboard. 90 gal total.
Fuel Sump. Bronze fittings have since been changed out to stainless steel.
Steering system components.
The wheel needed to be placed as far outboard as possible. The clearance Blister got me a couple extra inches.