Monday, January 25, 2010

Windswept II

So this is fun. Madrigal's previous owner, Bill, lives at this marina again on another boat and we talked to him about a bit of Madrigal's history. Apparently her name used to be Windswept II until he changed it to Madrigal. He sent this picture along to us as well.

We are the fourth owners of her. Originally a woman from Marblehead had her as a race boat up there for a number of years. Then some guy outside of Boston bought her and let her sit in a yard uncovered for about 5 years while he failed to use her or take care of her. Bill stole her away for a very short money and put a lot of work into her... Reglassing things, reinforcing the mast step, rudder repair, mostly rebuilt the Atomic 4, new electrical and plumbing etc. Then he was forced to sell her due to illness with his wife. That's where we came in and bought her, then finished out the interior woodwork etc. This spring she'll be due for a haulout again for some new bottom paint etc. I've been working on the topdecks as well with the seahood and whatnot. All in all it is a fun story. Neat to see new life breathed into the old girl. :)

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