|There are a lot of people who know as much as or more about these boats. I do, however, have the misfortune of having run this site for a long time, so I do know where the answers are. In short, I'm an "aggregator" rather than an expert.
I don't see much point in meeting at Towser in the winter as she is tightly tarped and in spring, prep time on the Island is precious. We might possibly meet at TS&CC - I used to race Wayfarers there on Thursdays and still have friends there. I will let you know if I'm coming to any event.
Just to keep you going, though, a thought... Why not compile a list of questions, right now when they're still fresh in your mind, to which you want answers? Search the Forum for extant answers first, though. Ask the group all the questions that pertain to lay-up right now. Come March, ask the launch prep questions. And so on. You'll ask better questions and get better answers when the topics are top-of-mind for you and for your responders. (A printer once told me that if you want to see the best quality from any press, ask them to print a hockey book during the play-offs - the pressmen are interested, they're motivated and there won't be a dot out of place - it's kinda like that.)
C&C 27 Mk IV