Hi Adam and welcome.
I believe the Ingrid's bow is different than the Westsails. Not by much, and I could be wrong. Someone with more knowledge than me can probably answer.
on both these craft are out there for the reading and a google
search rewards greatly, but I'm sure you already know that.
My Ingrid Orca is rigged as a cutter and sails
beautifully. I single
handle her a lot and while still practicing (I've owned her about a year now) with reefing, sail configuration etc etc, I can handle her by myself just fine.
She travels fine in light airs but would never be considered fast in that regime, although she does go at half the wind
speed right up to ten knots. When the winds pick up she really comes into her own. The hull
shape, full keel
and heavy displacement on both of these boats produce what I consider to be great rides. Mine points well, but I do see other boats pointing higher than I can achieve, but I'll live with that. I don't see the other boats out pointing at all above 15 knots, so it kinda evens out. I've had mine in 28 knot
winds, a single
reef in the main, the Staysail up and genoa
rolled while going downwind. I turned to port in 3' (?) seas, headed her into the wind
, put another reef in, fell off the wind and screamed across Puget Sound
at 7 knots and she was rock solid throughout. This is my kinda boat.
I've heard it mentioned that the Westsail and Ingrid's interiors were equivalent size wise and I disagree. Both are small by today's standard beamy, fat bottomed production boats, but the Westsail is definitely more compact than the Ingrid. I wouldn't sail with a family
on either one, but a couple or single will find them fine as long as they're not expecting washing
machines and recliners.
Anyway, that's just my opinion based on my limited experience with these
boats. It all depends what you want in a boat I guess.