New boats you basically clean. That's for about the first 5 years. You also add all sorts of new gear
and upgrades as new boats often are not "tricked out".
After 5 years you need to begin the upgrade and replacement of things with shorter service
life. Brightwork will show need of varnish
and regular maintenance now.
By ten years you are having to recover cushions
and often get newer electronics
technology. You are now into the end of the service life for a fair amount of gear
- refers, autopilots, windlasses and so forth will require major care or replacement. You'll have less time to get to the light cleaning
because there are more and more things on the to do list with higher priority.
At 15 years you've replaced or are about to replace a fair amount of original gear - running and standing rigging
rodes, perhaps the cooker, head
, cabin lighting
and so forth. But the upside is that the replacement are on the beginning of their service life and you don't have to worry about them and can devote your anxiety to older gear waiting to "fail".
The todo list never gets shorter from year 5 onward. Don't forget to sail.