Work-in-Progress Video Tour of s/v Windsong – Part 1: Bottom & Hull

Hello!  Long time no post….not the first time I’ve said that.  The last post was in August when I finished the engine, and since then I have been working on the boat consistently.  Unfortunately for this blog, I have just not felt like writing along the way.  I’ve said it many times before, it is difficult and annoying to catalog each of what feels like hundreds of projects as the go, because for the most part there are dozens going on at any given moment.  So I will update you guys here and there, and of course when I finally finish something I will make a nice write up about it (see the last posts about engine and windows).

To catch everyone up with whats been going on, I decided to make a few videos giving a tour of the boat, my work-spaces and the storage areas.  I will try to make them interesting and if I enjoy doing them (and you enjoy watching them), I will keep making them.

The first video here is a tour of the bottom and the hull, recapping what I’ve done and what I still have to do project-wise.  It is a bit longer than I wanted it to be, hopefully I can be a bit more concise in the next few videos.   -Erick

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9 Responses to Work-in-Progress Video Tour of s/v Windsong – Part 1: Bottom & Hull

  1. James says:

    lol u said seacock

    lookin good bud, how do those blisters form in the first place?

    • Erick says:

      Thanks brah. The blisters start when they originally put together the boat and didn’t lay up the fiberglass properly. There were small voids in the layers, and over time water gets into them by osmosis. The water gets trapped then forms an acidic liquid in the blister that can’t get out. The boat was kept in warm, fresh water for a long time and that is the perfect condition for blisters to form. The prior owner didn’t keep up with maintenance on the bottom so the protective paint wore away over time making it even easier for the blisters to form.

  2. John says:

    I liked the video and I’m looking forward to the next one. Also I didn’t think it was too long.

  3. Ari says:

    Erick been following you since darn close to the beginning, been a long time since the last update so you totally made my day!

    Looking forward to the next video, this one was great.

  4. Doug says:

    Erick, I’d almost given up, but am glad to see you are still at it. The video is great, and really demonstrates how much work you are doing. She’ll be a new boat by the time you finish!
    Doug M.
    S/V Perelandra
    1975 Downeast 38

  5. mike says:

    Erick,
    Been following you for some time, really enjoy your site. I even drove over to your boat yard to see you and Moitessier, no one was home so maybe next time. I think it is a great idea doing the recap video. I think I got an understanding of were you are in getting the bottom ready for new paint, so I really liked it and look forward to the ones coming. Sounds like some major reconfiguring going on inside so looks forward to see that story.

    Thanks for taking the time to fill us in on your status,

    Happy the dream is still alive,
    Mike

  6. Jason S says:

    Looking good, about to start a refit/rebuild on my Alberg 30….been following along and learning from stuff you have posted. Thank you and keep up the good work

  7. John Stone says:

    Erik,
    You are doing good work. Regarding a replacement hawsepipe. You might consider calling Sheri at Mystic River Foundry. I bet they can use one of your existing hawsepipes to make a duplicate. She cast all of my custom made split hawsepipes for about $100 each (for both halves). Very nice, heavy, and strong. Pretty reasonable price and the turn around was quick.

    John

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