Bringing back a Warwick (21)

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Bringing back a Warwick (21)

Post by JamesF » Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:24 pm

Hi everyone,
Seems little info about the warwick 21 on here so thought I'd post about my one and bringing her back into life.
Purchased a couple of months back she is a 1979 version (#228) with wood interior and still has the seperate heads
I knew she would require some work, but wasn't expecting quite as much as it seems I have now taken on. Luckily I was able to get her into a boat workshop where I'm able to undertake the work, and the owners of the yard and the guys that work there seem tolerant of my constant week of sanding ... So far!

I will also be fitting an inboard, she was setup for outboard originally, as I will be using chi harbour entrance a good deal with 2 small children so prefer the power and convenience of an inboard.

I'll post photos as I go, it's no where near the size of project that Roger Ball has taken on with his centaur but might encourage others to keep the boats afloat.
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Re: Bringing back a Warwick

Post by JamesF » Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:38 pm

Some images, hopefully!
Sanding back the hull and through the gel to remove the Swiss cheese effect.
Lots of dirt and debris trapped under hatch cover.
Leaking fittings cause water behind side linings.
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Re: Bringing back a Warwick (21)

Post by JamesF » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:39 pm

So, long time without a post as have been busy with life work and boat!
The process follows that I stripped the hull back under the waterline, did the epoxy, then decided to epoxy coat the whole hull, then carried on with the top sides and when for a full paint. I cannot put into words how much sanding and painting this involved, but fair to say that i almost walked away from her more than once during the process!
A picture speaks a thousand words, so here's some below:
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first coatings
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keel cleaning
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checking moisture
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stripped of coatings
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just out the water and in the shed
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Re: Bringing back a Warwick (21)

Post by JamesF » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:43 pm

more..
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engine in
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Re: Bringing back a Warwick (21)

Post by JamesF » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:52 pm

more!
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Re: Bringing back a Warwick (21)

Post by aquaplane » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:07 am

Wonderful, it looks lovely, will you go and sail it for me, you deserve to have some fun after all that work?
Bob.
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Re: Bringing back a Warwick (21)

Post by JamesF » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:16 pm

Thanks bob!
Yes, took her out last Sunday and got the sails up for a few hours and she sails very well indeed!
Just some final bits on the interior and we are all set for family time with the kids during the summer! Can't wait!

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Re: Bringing back a Warwick (21)

Post by Jolly Roger » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:06 am

James

It is good to see another Westerly being given a new lease of life. It is looking sparkling and should now be a joy to sail. No doubt you have realised that all the time, effort and money will never be recouped. I feel the same for my Fulmar, but at least we know that our Pride and Joy's will stand out from the many tired old boats that fill our coasts.

Do keep us posted with your sailing exploits.

Happy sailing.
Roger
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