We all needed to pitch in (and it was going to take a lot more than a dollar to get that thing back in the water, at least if we wanted it to float that is). Just the crane and moving costs were a surprise to me, but at least it wasn't just one person paying for everything. There were not many things that didn't need to be repaired on the boat. I should probably add at this point there is no way I would have taken on a project like this on my own with so little knowledge of sailboats, boat repairs, or even sailing for that matter; but a couple guys in the partnership had over 30 years of sailing under their belt and had done major refits in the past. My inspiration was grounded in their abilities. Some of us had more time, money or skills than the others, with everyone contributing in various amounts.
I’ll try to post some of my subsequent trips and adventures on this sailboat. It definitely looked like a different sailboat by the time we hoisted her back in the water…!!!!