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WINDFLOWER -1988 - #198 Total Factory Refit
I am pleased to report that my Crealock 37 is now ready to leave Washington and the PSC factory after being completely refurbished by the talented staff at Pacific Seacraft.
The lengthy process of removing and reinstalling all hardware/fittings including the thru-hulls, hatches, port lights, top side teak, stanchions, all wiring, all plumbing as well as the engine and transmission was the initial job completed. Since we took WINDFLOWER down to the bare hull, updates to the holding tanks, fuel tank, rudder assembly (converted to tiller steering) were also conducted at this opportunity of a total refit.
Once the hull was completely stripped of all fittings and hardware, a high quality fairing of the underside was performed which resulted in a very smooth and even surface for the new finishes for the hull and top deck. ALEXSEAL was used for the new finish and nonskid additive used for the areas where appropriate on the factory patterned nonskid on top deck. All lockers were removed and new gelcoat was applied in those areas as well as a complete bilge refinishing to "as new" standards.
At the conclusion of these tasks, WINDFLOWER was moved into the production area of the PSC factory and Raul along with his crew from California did what they have done for over ten years, they used all new components and installed everything new leaving only the original teak cabinetry (properly protected while interior fiberglass was refurbished). Corian countertops were installed, AC and refrigeration. New Bowmar hatches were installed with the slide screening and privacy shades. Interior teak upgrades included battens forward and in the quarter berth.
The list of decisions made in the 7 month process at the factory is much too lengthy for posting here but Pacific Seacraft's Steve Brodie, Thumper, Victor and Raul participated in all decisions for this complete and total factory refit and surely any questions you may have about the process and products used to render my former old and tired Crealock into essentially a brand new beauty with polished bronze hardware has been thoroughly examined by PSC and the solutions to whatever project you are contemplating is available by calling the factory.
I can truly report that PSC is being guided by sincere professionals that will go the extra mile in helping you get your Pacific Seacraft in the bristol condition you seek. Kudos to them, they are real professionals that have your agenda as their focus.
Call or email me anytime if I can provide any insight to you on your project. I have extensive photo's of the complete refit but not smart enough to figure out how to post them here but will email to you any specific images you'd like. And, much thanks to those of you that sent to me advice along the way. I am delighted to be amongst this PSC Community.
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