Fortunately for you, you're not up to the grandchildren point - or pets. Let's not mention women and their bloody pets.
I agree, every so often you have to say fuckit to the project list and just go sailing for a few days. The projects will still be there, the sun will still come up tomorrow...
Every boat is a compromise WRT time/money. Nature of the game.
Kiwigrip sticks pretty well IME so the question would be how good the old non-skid was stuck to the substrate.
It's reasonably resistant to chipping but not totally - I need to touch up a couple spots where I've damaged the...
.... or you could have stripped it, cleaned it then painted it with Kiwigrip, once and done.
I'm not at all impressed with the crushed shell, sand or cork in paint approach myself.
Nobody that goes to sea for pleasure is 'normal' anyway so it's not worth worrying about.
Yeah I liked his writing and admired his seamanship - mostly. Just there's an undertone there caused me to think he wasn't someone I'd trust if ever what I wanted/owned conflicted with what he thought was necessary for him. IIRC he used the phrase 'necessity knows no law' and as he defined what...