We pulled the trigger.
We hired a boat captain to bring our boat up.
Well, good, that’s done…
That rock my Better Half kicked over netted a really good option. That option was a captain/mechanic who was willing to coordinate getting our boat back into the water, fix the engine, and motor/sail it from North Carolina to New Jersey for a reasonable price. All these things are good, important and stress-reducing. He also gave the impression that he was a little more relaxed, a little more DIY, a little more forgiving of the inevitable things that would go wrong with this devil boat.
Thanks captain/mechanic. One less thing to worry about!