Speed Shop

Sail22 Speed Barn Exterior Completion

The Sail22 Speed Barn exterior was completed over the weekend when the garage doors were installed. The concrete pads for the exterior went in last Friday and look great. Gravel should go down in the next week or so when we have a few dry days in a row.

We are in the process of planning the interior and selecting our I-Beam and 2 ton hoist. We are also working on ordering an industrial air compressor (exciting huh?), figuring out the best lighting (we're planning to use LED) and electrical before the inside is insulated and finished out with a metal exterior.

Let us know if you need to work on your boat or have boat work done at the Sail22 Speed Barn!

Progress on the Sail22 Speed Shop

This morning the concrete trucks (yes, we needed more than one) arrived bright and early to pour our new concrete floor! Neither Ed, nor I had ever seen concrete poured and the process was pretty cool. Truck one arrived with a big team of guys.

They began pouring from one corner. The concrete has fiberglass fibers in it to give it structure, just like fill for epoxy. Looks pretty lumpy and bumpy as it comes out. The guys jumped right in and started to spread it around.

As the concrete is being pushed into all of the corners, the outer area is smoothed.

More concrete is added to another area of the floor and they also begin the air bubble removal and smoothing process with a machine that looks like a weed eater with a long blade attached to it.

That's when truck number two arrived and started to pour the second half of the floor.

Once it was all in to the shop and smoothed with the weed wacker smoothie thingy, they then smoothed it again with a special flat device and pulled it all the way across the floor from one side to the other.

And...now we wait...and keep Noisy inside since we don't need kitty prints in the new floor. He doesn't seem to mind too much and is curled up in his favorite hiding spot in our closet. We kicked him out last night to play, so hopefully he will want to sleep in the coolness of the house for the rest of the day.

The guys will keep working and will make the concrete "as smooth as glass" with another special machine and hand tools.

This afternoon, the guys will pull off the form molds and tomorrow we should be able to walk on it! It'll be seven to ten days before the floor can support the weight of a boat.

The metal siding arrived last Friday and the trim pieces it will start to go on today.

Definitely making progress!

New Sail22 Speed Shop and Storage Facilities

It's been awhile since we've updated our Sail22 blog, but we have some very exciting news! Introducing our new Sail22 Speed Shop and Storage facility! This past year, we expanded the Sail22 services and added the Scow Spa and Whaler Workshop. This allowed us to provide repair and maintenance services to Scows and Boston Whalers, besides the work we have been doing already with Melges 24's and Etchells. Both have been successful and we even ran out of room for our own C-Scow in our other three barns! After some talk, we decided we needed some more room at Sail22 Headquarters and began planning for our new Speed Shop. We opted for a pole barn construction and our builder has been doing an excellent job.

We broke ground about a two weeks ago and the structure should be finished soon.

We look forward to the completion of the outside construction and then we get to work on the inside to make it into the Speed Shop. We are excited to be able to service our clients even better with this new addition. With this new new facility, we will improve our indoor facilities to support Melges 32's and other boats of similar size and have the capability to lift these boats for more extensive work.

We are also are renovating one of our existing barns to have an apartment, so owners or boat captains may come work on their boats here as well. Check out the photo gallery here.