… took many days over a winter and some of the following spring. I used good quality marine ply to repair holes in the hull (above the waterline, laminating it in thin layer by layer, to overlap the diagonals) and in the cabin sides. I don’t like epoxy, so I used the best polyurethane that I can get (and I do trust this glue). I scrapped as much of the nasty epoxy out of the hull seams as I could, and replaced it with thin splines (where the gaps had been enlarged dramatically) sawdust/polyurethane mix in the big gas and just primer paint in the thinner gaps.
The spars were oiled, the bilges cleaned, scrapped and repainted, the hull and super structure painted, the sails and rigging repaired. Sally painted a funky Oslo on either side. As the weather warmed, the hull was covered with wet sheets and the bilges.
I worked for many days on the engine, but could not get it to start. Almost out of desperation, I tried ether in the intake (Start you Bastard… yes that is what it is called) and she started. Lots more work still to do. And I rewired most of the boat.