This post strikes to my heart. As a charter captain
I have been on a thousand sailboats during my half century of sailing. Although familiar with basic maintenance
I do not consider myself a qualified shipwright or mechanic
. I acquired a truly magnificent steel boat a few years ago. A 20 NT Bruce Roberts
built by a master but was neglected by the second owner. Originally I had a backer who had to bail due to a divorce which left me holding the bag with very little money
. Paid 32G's originally and have put another 40G's (and over two years of solid work) into her so far. Have run out of money and may lose her which breaks my heart so I can speak from experience.
I have enjoyed learning
about all the systems. I have rebuilt most of them but must warn you again that you may be getting into something you are not bargaining for. You can't park that boat in your backyard and selling it might not be easy if you do want out.
A wise man told me once that when it comes to boats if you think it will take you a day to do a job; it will take you a week. If you think it will take you a week it will take you a month. A month and it will take you a year. I laughed when I heard that. I am not laughing now.
I hate to be a nay-sayer. I heard enough of those concerning my project
but the list you show is all too familiar.
I would like to see the list of equipment
. I must have missed that. I would also be interested in your system for protecting the steel hull
If you are truly committed then good luck. Be prepared for a hell of a lot of work
and frustration. I wish you the best. Here is a link to some photos of my project: