Hull #228 - Windspell

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Sailboat History

My fiancé Michelle and I bought Windspell from a man in Ventura Ca on December 5th 2015.  We found her in the Channel Island Harbor Vintage Marina and that is where she still resides.

Owner Comments

April, 2017 – Attached three new images of Windspell with all her new canvas.  Here’s an image of the cockpit canvas-work:

Overview image of Windspell’s cockpit with all the canvas mounted.

February, 2017 – [I sent in] some photos of the wooden cockpit floor before and after sanding and varnishing.


November, 2016 – We did not know much about Bristol 27s when we bought her. She is our first sail boat and we have fallen in love with her. She still needs work. We have been trying to clean her up when time allows in our very busy schedule. We plan to mainly sail her to the Channel Islands, Catalina Island and up and down the coast.

Windspell at rest in her slip.

Windspell at rest in her slip.


Windspell is a weekender model. This image shows the interior of this Bristol 27 weekender model, looking forward.

Windspell is a dinette model. This image shows the interior of this Bristol 27 dinette model, looking forward.


Here's Windspell's interior looking aft. Note the dinette shown folded down into a berth.

Here’s Windspell’s interior looking aft. Note the dinette shown folded down into a berth.

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3 Responses to Hull #228 – Windspell

  1. Very nice boat. I just purchased a Bristol 27 today. Not as nice as yours, but in good shape for my first boat. The main complaint I have about my boat – the door: it’s 3 pieces of wood. Inconvenient and possibility of theft at the slip (which I won’t be able to be at but appx. once a week). Also the lowest piece of wood is sticking. Maybe because of the recent rainy weather we’ve had.

    My question is – are there doors for these boats? I notice yours looks like a slightly larger opening than mine. Surely there is a better door than the one I have. Or maybe it’s just the boating life and I’ll have to adapt? Thanks.

    Submitted by: Phyllis on March 31, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    • Hi Phyllis,

      I’m sorry it took awhile to get back to you, I’ve been on the road working. Sail boat doors are usually wooden slats that have a beveled edge so that they interlock with each other. I have four wooden slats for my door. I have heard them called storm doors as well. The top wooden slat has a slot cut into it where a pieces of metal with a hole in it will protrude out of it and mounted inside of the boat. I use a very heavy duty marine combination lock on it to keep unwanted people out of my boat. The next time I am out at my boat I will take a few photos of the door slats and how the lock works.

      Submitted by: Billy Starnes on April 5, 2017 at 11:31 pm

  2. She is a beauty. You have treated her well.

    Submitted by: Mike in Navarre, FL on July 27, 2019 at 11:59 am


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