Neither did I when I started last summer......
Took all the old Red vinyl off last summer. It was rough. All was good until I put it away for the winter with some (unknown to me) road salt mixed in with road gunk. It was only cosmetic, but it looked ugly, and the boat deserved better.
Going to re-polish the hull below the stickers, just because.
Just put the stomp grate on today.
Looks great Paul wasn't as hard as you thought was it? Once you do a few they go much easier.
I did a 20ft Xl last spring all by my self, just getting it started straight was the hardest part. I put the transom end on dry so it would stick and then wet the rest down, worked out well.
Had a "small" problem. Went out for an overnighter last night, and on the way I made a hard turn and saw something out of the corner of my left eye. Turns out the whole left side panel came off. DOH! Must have been install error as the right seems solid. My suspicion is the soap mixture. I swapped to a different spray bottle for the left side, and I think it must have been too much soap.
At least I know how to do it now.