If you were watching from the beginning you would know that it was his plans all along to do a multi-year intensive rebuild
inside and out of his second larger sailboat while living on his first one. A smaller sailboat that he had already done a fair bit of work on in order to make it livable and comfortable to do local cruising on and live full time on in the marina.
He stated this plan a few different times, and over the last couple of years after he has become popular with newbie fans who never bothered to go back and watch his old videos from the start he has gotten sick of repeating it.
Of course he didn't know the extent of the deck core
damage, or the pervasive nature of the moisture in the hull
structural members. But these issues are present in many used sailboats of this age and once found the only right thing to do was exactly what he did do. He has always been good at doing fine work and fixing things right.
I think had he not had to spend the time on those major joker projects he would have found other equally time-intensive projects on the boat to sink a couple of years into. I believe he intially wanted to do a much more detailed custom interior
that he is never going to be able to do now once he has rushed things so his lady can move into the boat with him. It is very difficult to work on a boat you are living on, and 10x when living with a lady friend while doing so.
If we want to get into Mads' mistakes
I feel he should push the project
back another year, move back into an apartment with Ava when she comes to live with him, and go full-time DIY YouTuber after quitting his job and spending an extra year making the entire boat just perfect like he always intended before moving in, and back when he was single
. I think he will regret not doing so and every time he has to deal with a "good enough" item he builtnin a hurry he will get more and more regretful about this.
So I feel it is just the opposite of your objections. He has decades to live aboard and cruise
. He is young, and will have a good income
of making videos to support himself. But he may never get a chance again to "build it right" again without starting all over again with another boat.
And since Ava already has stated she would rather have a cattlemoran I have a feeling they may be back in a boatyard doing another extensive refit
on one while this time living on Athena In a slip.
Heck, I'd watch the videos of him doing just that. I bet they would be more fun to watch than the boring crap every carbon-copy cruising channel churns out week after week with the GF/wife flaunting her milkshake on the screengrab of every video. Lame...