Oh my gosh, seeing all the projects out there makes me feel like i should be doing something! On Mas, other than putting on her new sail cover and rudder blade, she mostly needs nothing except to get back to the Bay. Was gunna set up oarlocks but much work on Interlude this winter, and still this spring, has said a no to further not needed to sail projects, well other than finding a couple 16's for some fine members here and a certain Flicka! (you know who you are!)
On a side note but related: i cannot imagine how folks are able to handle the costs on those large vessels you see sitting at the marinas. Interlude (PSC 31) is the smallest of the Pacific Seacraft line, (though actually more space below decks and cockpit than the 34) came with quality construction and gear, well maintained by her previous owner, but still an antique (1989), so needed some work (most of which we knew before purchase, some a surprise but anticipated). It cost us more to recover her dodger and bimini than it did to buy Mas. So many forget it is not a ratio of length to cost, Interlude is twice the length of Mas but her displacement is 12 times as much. We are fortunate that her sails just needed a little cleaning and a batten pocket restitched as they are 8 times the cost of a replacement set for Mas. Glad we also understood that reality of larger boats in advance. So many get a boat then find out they cannot afford to keep her. We love them both, but truly one of the most appreciated qualities of Mas is her simplicity in cost, maintenance and operation.