I hate to say it but I agree with Bluebeard! Stop now while you still have a relationship and a couple bucks because a job such as you're suggesting will put a serious dent in both!
I think Bluebeard and I both speak from experience. It sounds humorous when people say everything takes twice as long and costs twice as much but take if from me when I tell you it's shockingly correct, especially (and this is the key) if you're doing the boat
for yourself because you'll wind
up redoing absolutely everything and to the very best quality that your time and your money
It's certainly a curse.
I say with regret that I'm a year and a half into a 6 month rebuild
and if I could be honest with myself, I'd say I have another 2 years before she's where I want her to be and maybe twice the money
that she'd ever be worth on the open market.
If the boat
is serviceable, use it, sail it, enjoy it and see what specific things need to be fixed first. If there's any way you can keep the boat in service
while you pick away at jobs; safety
first, aesthetics second, that's your best bet.
I probably wouldn't have taken this advice myself but if I could go back in time there would be some heated conversations with myself until I did.
I love the boat and I love the rebuilding process but I'm supposed to own it, not the other way around and my woman is so sick of the time and money drain I may have turned her off to sailing before we ever leave the dock