First, I want to thank all of you who posted your input and opinions to this post. I have read them all over & over to attempt to get a feel for the magnitude of the task. Dan, you know a sailors spirit. This task is something that I look forward to, as I sometimes enjoy working on my boat almost as much as I enjoy sailing it. However, the initial scenario that you alluded to is applicable in my case in that "I just dont have the time."
Thanks Matt for establishing a connection between Rick and I as he and I talked several days ago. I appreciate all comments recommending Rick as I have heard nothing but praise concerning his workmanship. Plus, he seems like a really nice guy.
As a result, I've decided to have Rick complete the task that I would probably ruin at this point. I love my boat and have decided to give it the care it deserves, even if it doesn't come from me. Thanks again to you all. Dan, I'll see you at the beach.