That is the plan. This first wave of work is purely to get her up to my standards. She's ready to sail as is, but any boat at this price point has alot of work to be done.
First up is spring cleaning. Gotta get all the mildew, dust, spiders and junk gone. The cleaner I'm using, Lysol with Clorox, is absolutely amazing on mildew....just spray it on and the mildew disappears! I did all of the surfaces from the aft berth forward, including the cabin roof....took off the decorative rails and cleaned under them before reinstalling. Cleaned out the port locker too and that was a chore! All I have left to clean is the galley, head and V berth. I laundered all the cushions, so they're fresh and clean....and the aft berth (my bedroom) is as clean as new. I'm cleaning every square inch of her. I doubt she's ever been cleaned this well.
Next up is the DC power system. The existing battery is a car type, so I'm going to replace it with nice marine deep cycles and install a charger/maintainer hard wired into the system. The cabin light fixtures and nav lights work, but they're old and in bad shape, so they'll all get replaced.
I'm going to remove the Princess curtain burner and convert the space to dry storage, using my Coleman 2 burner camp stove until I buy an Origo non-pressurized stove...and I do know about the use of the propane canisters. I've read many threads on it here and other forums so I'm aware of the risks and protocols to use it.
The head needs a rebuild, but I'm just gonna buy a whole new unit. I can get a brand new Jabsco complete for $179....swap it out and should be good.
So, after this, which should take a couple weeks since I have to work during the day, I should have her to a place where I can spend the weekend away from the marina and use her as I intended to when I bought her. I'll have a clean boat with a functional galley and head, DC system with cabin lights and nav lights. I'll be able to sail and enjoy her, saving the other projects (like teak refinishing) to do as I have time.
It's gonna be alot of work, but it's a labor of love to bring her back and to make her mine!