Boats are relatively primitive structures, made up of easily discernible separate parts. Nothing intimidating here — they beg to be worked on. And if it’s a new boat, don’t worry; it will probably need some help too. It took my friend Dave one year to get his $2.5 million Eurocruiser dialed in. It was either that or wait two years for the builder to do it. So don’t be timid. Cut, chop, hack, plumb, wire and reconfigure. Go ahead: Be like a dog and (metaphorically) whiz in the corners to make that boat your own.