4 Winds is in its most bare condition
With her 75 percent gutted the race is on to get her back in pristine condition for her future cruise. A refit in itself is going to be a challenge, but throwing in the fact our schedule home off the truck makes it even tougher.
But to do all this, the boat has to be ready. We have to be ready. Everything has to be readied to its best most potential. Nothing overlooked.
Now this is what she looks like as of July 2017. She is not a gutted shell of a Hull any longer. With the interior structure almost completed she now is starting to take shape.
Plan for Refit
This plan as any, is subject to change. But this is what we are shooting for…
Keep in mind that we have to keep our day job and work is completed on our off days which normally is 4 or 5 days per month, more if needed.
- March 2017– complete Rebuilt companionway door, rebuilt freezer, rebuilt cabinets. Ready for Formica. Started on Engine room Wall DONE
- April 2017– Continue on galley, to completion. Install AC/DC breaker panel and Nav Station Cabinet. Start layout on interior, install sole. Install water tank, holding tank, and start plumbing– prep V Berth for rebuild.. DONE
- May 2017– Continue with interior to include wiring, plumbing and paint finished interior walls– head and Vberth completion and bulkheads. DONE
- June 2017– Cabinet doors and drawers, trim and finish work. Finish up any incomplete wiring and plumbing. Finish dining Area SEMI-COMPLETE
- July 2017 engine prepared for installation Done
- August 2017– Install Engine and transmission, controls. Shaft-log, stuffing box and shaft. Install A/C DONE as well as Refrigeration.
- September 2017– Minor repairs on Rudder, install interior overhead ceiling, trim out. Finish remaining projects not yet completed.
- October 2017– Repair blisters on hull with gel coat. Start boomkin.
- November 2017- complete bow sprite deck and boomkin. Have hardware manufactured for each or order from West Sail.
- December 2017- Off for Holidays
- January 2018– Finish all exterior repairs and connect wheel steering,
- February 2018 Sea Trial on engine. Waiting for sails. Work out kinks
- March 2018– Transport to Splash 4 Winds at Seabrook Texas. Test run engine. Raise mast and rigging. measure for Sails. Order Sails.
- April 2018–
- May 2018-
- June 2018 -Should have sails. Install Chart Plotter. Install Wind Vane steering. Install Solar Panels and Generator.
- July 2018-Sail to Bay St. Louis Mississippi (Our Home Port) Then on to Kingfisher Bay marina
It always looks good on paper, ( or computer screen). But this is our 18 month plan to complete a total refit.