I'd appreciate some help clarifying the phasing of my projects on the new boat. It's all spinning around in a cloud of dollar signs and calendar pages at the moment.
I have a number of pretty typical projects. These include rebedding deck hardware (including toe rails), replacing some core on the deck and cockpit sole, and deck paint to pretty it all up. I was hoping to start small, do these a little at a time, and enjoy the project.
Unfortunately my project management OCD has kind of kicked in. As I look at the critical path on this project I'm kind of panicking.
If I'm going to do paint, I should probably take off ALL the deck hardware...heck, I was going to rebed anyway, right? Obviously, core repair comes before paint too. So in my mind my "take it slow, lots of little achievable steps" project has now mushroomed into a full blown Lackey Sailing type of job with every removable part of the boat in boxes, holes in the deck, weeks or months of grinding...not quite what I was ready for.
Is there any way to phase this project, and ensure a quality end result, without doing things twice or going for the full-on deconstruct?
Thanks for the read...