I know Murray quite well, and a good number of their guys as well. Their primary outfitter (Brian Whitted) is as good as they come, and I would highly recommend him. I am not sure who is doing the work, but from what it sounded like you are at Seabrook(?) they do nice cosmeticre work, and are generally ok. For sailboat bottoms..
Lol I tell you what, I have seven boats in the marina, and the family
has been here for decades racing
, and sailing. Instead of me just spouting stuff just let me know what questions you have. I am more than happy to help.
I understand about the baby, but if you have Wednesday night free, and you and the wife are interested please come on up to New Orleans
Yacht Club for some sailing and light racing
. We also do burgers and a lot of friendly conversation. I would be happy to have you as my guests, and introduce you around some.
As for work... Generally the yards in New Orleans are ok. I would stay away from Schubert Marine
and Mayer, but otherwise you will get pretty good work. I have a preference for SeaChest since they tend to be just a little bit better and easier to work with for sailboats.