Thanks for all your replies,
The time/weather window is becoming critical. If I get a good weekend, then its possible....If so would you be kind enough to give me your thoughts re the one or two part. I know the former will be easier and under the circumstances maybe the best compromise... But could someone attempt to measure for me, what I would be giving up as to longlevity etc.
Secondly if as trinescape alludes in his post, that after four years he will now add the LPU, then if weather/time is against me, I could if needed... without it seems too much loss of quality... address this when I bring it out next year.
I have two months before i must take the boat out of Venezuelan waters (18month permit
period) for 45 days. this is a new boat to me and I will need the time between now and September, to fully aquaint myself with her idiocyncrasies.
The final alternative is as if over40pirate suggests is topside down to the bootstripe then I could probably do the topside on a future calm day while in the water
None of the above is perfect, subsequently all your input would, as allows, be appreciated