Well with all this engine crap after all the gimbal crap I have decided to at least splash her a few times before I lay her up and start the sanding process and painting her as well.
I dont look forward to sanding a 30' hull with a 4 inch palm sander but like you my friend, depends how hard you want to play and how good lookin you want to be when you do it.

I feel your pain and just think, your almost there.
Keep pluggin away and hope this Damn Weather complies with your sanding and prepping plans
Good luck