As Showtime was gently lifted from her place in the J&J Marine refit yard in Somerset, Massachusetts, and placed tenderly in the medium she was meant for, an old Irish saying came to mind: "Nodding the head does not row the boat." This is the perfect adage to describe the approach necessary to complete such a project. The most memorable aspect of any refit is the unexpected, and on an old wooden boat, there's going to be plenty. Those problems included some wiring issues, the likelihood that additional work would be required below the waterline, and trying to decide whether to remove the old stabilizer fins. Solving those problems meant getting the right person to do the job. Accomplishing that means doing just plain old-fashioned legwork, research, and listening carefully to those in the know.