Originally Posted by capn_mark
Thanks for your writeup - whether or not one agrees with all your points, there are many good lessons and reminders in here. Hope the project
goes well for you now. All the best,
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I'll second this motion. Hope all goes well.
I will disagree that only one in a thousand sailors understand the complexities of sailboats. I think there are many, many who do, or at least are entirely knowledgeable enough to evaluate, maintain, and operate their boats. There are many who cannot. In my experience as a professional, most professionals are specialists who may, or may not, be experts in their specialty or specialties, but who are certainly not any where close to being general experts on all things sailboat. And that includes some who may call themselves a shipwright. I have known, and worked with, many competent professionals, who by their life/work history
(often boat owners themselves) are at least as good as any, including some shipwrights. I'm not a total expert but I feel completely competent to manage and operate my boat, and I can do better than many surveyors in some aspects but not in all. But I can learn and fix things as I go, and I know how to stay safe (as any one can be) far away from, or close to, land.