My husband and I have been working all year (mostly him and only as time allows) to get our 34' Trimaran into shape. With my real estate schedule I try to join him about once a week. We have had the electrical redone from stem to stern and our new engine is ready to be installed. Jim has been repairing spots of dryrot on the boat (it's a fiberglass over mahagony).
Now fall is here and it is time to paint. We thought it would be fairly straightforward, but it seems to be taking forever. Caulking here, taping there. Paint Tape that doesn't seem to stick properly, tools that can role off the side and drop into the drink, and the need to "always" watch your step. Plus, marine paint has this funny habit of turning glossy paint into flat if you paint too late into the day (funny but true). So you have to paint in small sections at the right time of day. The list goes on and on.
This last month of paint projects reminds me so much of houses. When I take buyers through and they notice it needs a little paint ... I use to say no problem, that is definately the best return on the dollar for do-it-yourself homeowners. Now.... I might be a little less inclined to say that should be easy.