Sorry it has been a while since a post on this page. However my husband has been very busy posting on his blog www.benger.blogspot.com . An account of the complete process of refitting a 30 yr old boat for ocean living is available on that blog.
We pulled our boat out of the water with the plan for a 2 year refit. Fortunately for us a friend allowed us to use his farm to store and work on the boat. Unfortunately that farm is a great distance away for the water. Thus the boat has to be trucked then craned into its new temporary home.