Sounds like a sound plan.
Other than the fact that the Captain jumped ship, you are well on your way to becoming........ "Hooked". (another bad attempt at a play on words)
Best of luck to you and in all of your adventures.
I am sure others will chime in from your local cruising grounds, there are plenty of them around here, but I am not one of them.
Courtney is My Hero
If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White