None of this shit is normal. I’m about 60-70 hours into a complete overhaul of my deck surface/non-skid. Completely unplanned until earlier this spring when I had to redo the chain locker lid (non-skid failed, I stripped it off, painted and then covered with crushed walnut shells then re-coated several times), and suddenly realized I’d better sort out my failing deck non-skid/incipient rust areas “one day” - which suddenly turned into right now since it’s either this summer or next summer or the summer after - and I don’t want to deal with this then (or now - but now is the best time to get something started and done). Remember all those inquiries I was making here a few weeks/months ago about Dyneema, jacklines, rigging, etc etc - well now I’ve completely deep dived into this instead, out of necessity, putting every other interesting/useful upgrade (rigging, jacklines, etc etc etc) project on hold until this massive repair is done. It is so totally not normal to own a boat and repair and outfit it for extended voyaging! It’s epic.What actually is 'normal', and if being so is a good or a bad thing, is ofc a debate well above my pay grade. Certainly not all the odd ducks are 'unpleasantly odd', some are 'quite pleasantly odd' especially if you have some understanding/appreciation of their passion.