You prioritize by the most dire need. But often YOU get prioritized
! ... meaning you start one project
, and realize that 3 other things are dependent upon that project
. One example might be you are going to rebuild
the cabin sole
... but you find out the under sole tank is leaking or shot... then you do the tank first...
Another thing I started doing after many years of rebuilding boats.... I take a deep breath and think this way: If I do this project, what will be the reward and the cost?
I see many new boat owners changing the interior
of the boat entirely, some even completely strip the inside! Most boat designs were well thought out in the first place... there are always compromises.
If you spend 100 hours changing the galley
... will the reward be worth the time? Could you have been using that galley
as others have for 30 years and not really missed a thing?
I guess I'm saying, peruse your list very thoughtfully... there is plenty to do on a boat without changing things that already work!