THE Project List ♫Dun dun dunnnnnn.....♫
What I have here is the project list for Windsong. This will be an ever evolving list, and even now is only a quick outline of things I anticipate in the near future. If one thing I have learned from other boat owners is, the list never ends. But this is the near-term list of things I hope to get done in the next year or so.
1. Before leaving Inglis:
-Remove as much interior woodwork as possible ---Begin refinishing wood - clean, strip, sand, varnish -Begin any other prep work (remove headliner, cleaning, remove rotten bulkheads, etc.) -Seal portlights with some silicon to temporarily stop leaks. - done -Put all safety gear on board - jackets, flares, fire extinguishers, first aid kit -Get dinghy on board
2. Before transport to boat yard:
-Remove Mast (please comment on Mast Removal, I need to do it soon so I could use some advice) ---Remove sails (how do you remove the roller furling?) ---Secure or remove running rigging ---Remove booms & hardware ---Remove lower spreaders ---Cut/undo mast-head light & instrument wiring ---Attach crane ---Remove uppers ---Remove Mast
-Take down bimini, dodger & frame -Remove hardware (lifelines, stanchions, etc.) -Empty tanks -Secure everything inside -Winterize E (would it be a different process if it is Summer)
3. In Boat Yard:
Bottom & hull -Remove bow decorative piece ---Refinish or replace piece -Scrape or grind off paint to gelcoat -Grind out & clean blisters -Let hull & blisters dry out -Inspect propeller, shaft, cutlass bearing, etc. ---Repair, Refurbish or Replace as necessary -Inspect and rudder ---Repair, Refurbish or Replace as necessary -Clean, dewax and sand hull above the waterline -Repair any damage -Apply epoxy barrier coat to hull-side and bottom -Apply white paint to topsides -Apply paint to top stripe (green or blue???) -Apply anti-fouling bottom paint -Paint bootstripe -Apply name
Topsides -Remove headliner to access hardware -Remove all deck hardware ---Polish/Refinish or replace hardware, service winches & windlass -Remove all portlights ---Order new windows (where from?) -Remove steering column ---Refinish wheel, binnacle & compass. -Remove cockpit instruments and panels -Remove teak handrails, captrail, bowsprint & trim ---Clean, sand & refinish teak (how to finish: varnish, 2 part poly, or leave bare) -Clean, de-wax & sand decks -Repair core damage ---Known problem areas: cockpit sole, under mast -Grind cracks ---Dremel tool ---Fill & fair deepest cracks -Apply epoxy primer (all at once or tape off non-skid areas and do separately?) -Paint bare areas white -Paint non-skid off white or beige -Seal hull to deck joint -Attach all teak pieces & seal where necessary -Re-bed all hardware (rigging, stanchions, etc.) -Attach steering column -Re-bed cockpit instruments
Mast & Booms -Remove all hardware & rigging ---Inspect, refinish or replace as necessary (wire & hardware, spreaders) -Remove all lights, instruments wires (leave messenger line) -Clean running rigging -Clean, sand and paint mast & booms -Attach all hardware and rigging -Attach new instruments & lights -Run wiring -Raise mast & rigging to finished deck -Assemble booms & hardware -Attach sails
Finishing touches -Make new or repair all canvas (sail covers, bimini, dodger) -Attach bimini & dodger frame & canvas -Attach sails -Launch!
Interior projects -Remove & refinish all wood (trim, doors, cabinets, companionway stairs) -Remove all rotten bulkheads ---Repair or replace bulkheads -Remove all laminate tops -Inspect galley systems (refrigeration, gas & stove) ---Repair or replace -Remove all old wiring, leave messenger lines where necessary -Remove all old plumbing (pipes, pumps, head, sinks, water heater, strainers) -Clean all tanks -Engine ---Remove large parts, remove rust, re-paint ---Replace all hoses ---Refurbish raw water strainer ---Maintenance as needed -Clean out chain locker ---Figure out locker options (lead to under berth? how to seal off?) -Clean & sand all surfaces & lockers -Clean bilge -Paint all surfaces (formica or paint bulkheads?) -Install new plumbing -Install new wiring & electronics -Apply new formica surface tops -Install trim, bung, varnish -Install cabinets, doors, companionway stairs
And so on, and so on....