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Congratulations! It sounds like you have gotten past the easy part of your list of chores ahead of schedule. Hopefully the rest of timeline will go as smoothly.

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Hi...
I can relate to this. I started upon the Plan about 25 months ago and currently I am about 23 months away from lifting the hook. I am currently working overseas.
I purchased my 35'' Cheoy Lee in April of this year. It is a 1979 and was completely rebuilt in 1995/96 but still required a ton of little things. The original survey showed her to sound but with some wiring problems. After many hours with volt meter in hand I have all but one either repaired or replaced. The rigging has been inspected and tuned. I hired a rigger for this and he taught me as we went. Expensive? Yes but now I know a great deal more about rigging. "Polonaise" has been stripped of all the finish on her woodwork and I am going to allow the teak to go grey. I have gone over my boat from bow to stern and from keel to masthead and I am confident that I know her well enough to handle the problems that are going to occur.
I''ve moderate sailing experience so I took a skipper''s course to augment my skills. My girlfriend is currently taking her ASA Skipper''s course. We''ve both taken enough first aid course to qualify as Medics. And still there is so much to do.

I''ve not mentioned everything (there are already books upon books on this topic)that is needed to go Cruising but I am sure you get the idea. In my ''long-winded'' way I am trying to say that I agree with Jeff. There is no substitute for doing it yourself.

By the way, I also work in the I.S. field and am used to hiring consultants but I look at it this way. When you''re 1000 miles off shore: Who ya gonna call? :-)

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One minor point, Fred. It is not a good idea to let your teak ''go grey''. Varinsih on rails and trim help to protect the plugs over fastening from deterioration. Once water gets into the fastenings on the Cheoy Lee this can quickly lead to the type of corrosion that can do in the wood around it. Even oiling is better than going grey as it stabilizes that wood a bit.

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Hi Jeff...

I''ve already encountered that :-( as I had to replace half the plugs on the deck and a couple on the toerail. It''s a trade-off, varnishing or oiling versus diligence on plug maintenence and deck calking.
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