2020-2021 Interior Refit
In October of 2020 I hauled Swirl out of the water, dismantled the entire interior, and rebuilt the cruiser-racer of my dreams. A spartan race boat became a cozy home and fast world cruiser.
Swirl today (May 2022)
Logically, the next step was to begin to rebuild. I carefully used a sharpie and cardboard to template the complex shapes before cutting the final pieces from plywood. I then painstakingly fiber-glassed all the surfaces of the plywood and filled all the endgrain with epoxy to stave off any future rot.
The next step was painting. I feel like I painted for 3 months. I keyed all the surfaces, primed and painted with TotalBoat Topside Blueglo White paint. I am thrilled with the results, but it did take a week to dry in the low temperatures.
I filled a thru hull, completing the structural repairs, and the space really began to come together.
I began to refit of Swirl by hauling her out of the water and removing all the rotting, 43 year old plywood.