As far as better than new thats what I meant about eating my words... I still believe that at the end of the tunnel is a project I know. Knowing not only the quality of the work but also how to address problems if they arise. Still the scope of the project is overwhelming... what I am trying to do is say thank you for the encouragement!
It has been interesting comparing my work to the original factory work. Ill do something and look at it criticly, planning to carve it back out and do it again... then I will get a chance to look at the factury work and I need to think about it again. I keep on balancing what I think is good enough vrs what has held together relatively well since 1977... I have been finding myself trying to pick my battles.
I used marine plywood in the floor because I do not want to do this again but the gel coat I bought does not match, one day I might like to pull all the windows
again and paint
the whole thing...