I have bno problem with your post. I think you are not understanding where I am coming from, going to and how I want to get there.
I don't want or need to teach someone how to sail. I am not looking for a noob. There is no complexity to sail control... sure it's a science and an art. I am not interested nor skilled at teaching someone how to sail... not do I want to.
What a noob needs to learn is the maintenance / care and intricacies of the on board systems... the ones I modified and installed. I know boo about diesel engines. I maintained mine for 35 years and it starts right up. I changed the engine mounts, starter, alternator and added a engine drive compressor and changed the belts, oil and coolant.
Do you have schematics and diagrams for your entire boat? I have 9 separate ones.
Shiva is my boat and it will be someone elses. And that's fine and that's what I want... someone who wants this particular boat.
Actually I do have schematics for all its systems
I have rewired the entire boat stem to stern to masthead. All documented as well as color coded and up to spec. Lamp wire was SOP for some of my mast electric I discovered when I did it.
I have installed all my electronics including the NMEA 2000 backbone, new pedestal Gaurd tubes , run all the wiring for the electronics as well.MFD, radar, speed, depth, wind, AIS, VHF.
I have installed all the batteries ( it’s why I have 6-6volt AGM, battery monitors, shunt etc, chargers inverter, got rid of the switch and installed the combiner, installed the echo charger for the start battery4
I have installed the dual Racor polishing system, do my own oil changes, new Bamar 100 amo 6 series as well as external AR5 ., replaced the fuel tank.
Installed a new holding tank
Installed all lifelines 3 times now.
Installed the Garhuer radar pole with engine hoist and installed the Garhauer davits with my wife.
Redid the AC/ DC panel to a Blue Seas and redid the teak woodwork to incorporate it.
Installed all new running rigging , shelves, new blocks, furling blocks, ez jack system.
Replaced all pumps and upgraded bilge and shower as well as installed a wash down pump .
All are documented and have diagrams in a binder . It’s not that I’m cheap....I just was curious and when something broke, and it does I would know how to fix it. So we are similar. Tinkering and fixing is part of my boat therapy. Whoever get Haleakula when we are done will be sure to get a well documented boat
I carry three soft briefcases, one for electrical, wire, bulbs, fans. One for plumbing , and one for for fasteners,
My wife makes ALL canvas
Lastly I have kept a log of e dry mike sailed by Haleakula in an electronic log . It will go with the 12 scrapbooks my wife has made. Since digital pictures have come in this now is easier.
When our boat sells, we can sit and still reminisce about the journeys while we sip coffee in Assisted Living����������
What I don’t do....bottom paint, standing rigging (rod for us), injectors , motor mounts , couplers. I don’t fit into the lazarette easily now