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working on the bottom, I might have to either farm out or do in small chunks. I have a problem with my right shoulder that makes it very sore to work overhead or if I pull my arm behind the centre line of my body.

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Those with a huge financial stake in constant design changes, and the building of new boats, are highly unlikely to support the concept of older boats still being good cruising boats.
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I think the hardest part of laying your own hull up would be knowing where to lay it on extra thick and which areas get more glass.

The good news is.. for more money, you could always go CF. even if you don't vacuum bag it, it would still be stronger than FG
When a boat lays on her side on a beach , initially, the only two places which touch are the turn of the bilge and the bottom of the keel. You could build those areas up to several inches thick, using scraps, and it would drastically improve your chances of surviving a grounding. Until they broke up , the beach would never touch the rest of the hull. It would also have zero effect on performance.
That could easily be done to an older, single skin hull, not so easy on a cored hull.
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