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Old 04-09-2008, 21:44   #16
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MV. Yep that's what it look like. Cheese wood.

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Old 04-09-2008, 22:15   #17
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Aloha Solo,
Welcome aboard! As one who has been working on a project boat for more than a few years take my advice and don't do it. Even at 10c on the dollar you won't be sailing more than you'll be working. You'll be way ahead finding a boat in good condition and negotiating a fair price. Even if you find a boat you love in good condition you'll want to update electronics and safety equipment which will cost plenty.
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Old 04-09-2008, 22:37   #18
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Consider your advice taken! I will continue to look. I know the right boat will come up. The funny thing about all of this is a guy doesn't really need a boat. Seriously, I find myself turning down trips as crew all the time.

Still I would like my own keel boat again (leadmine). When it comes to really fun sailing you guys need to try skiff racing. But that's a whole different thing.

I want to cruise, but I know better than jump into something.

Good advice here. Kind of snaps a guy back to reality.

If it's too good to be true... well we all know the rest of that
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:42   #19
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If you want to know more about building a W32 from a bare hull and actual experience cruising/living aboard a w32, emailmeatroverhiatyahoodotcom. BTDT. List keeps erasing my writing before I can post it.

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Westsail 32 Owner's Manual includes not only dimensions on just about every item on and in the boat, but also construction notes on how to put it all together.

http://www.sv-galena.com/WOM/index.html


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Gord, you come up with some of the most interesting links. Mahalo for your search acumen.

Had completely forgotten about the Westsail construction manual. It was a nice to have guide for building our boat. We got the 'precut' plyywood kit but for anyone who didn't, the cut layouts for the sheets of plywood was a treamendous time/material saver. I say, nice to have, because it is how the factory may have done it. If you had a question you could reference it. It was not necessarily the best way to do something, however, and wasn't necessarily done that way by the factory as we found from reality.

We built our boat a few blocks from the original Westsail factory. Had a good relationship with Westsail and some of the workers. Was able to go over and check things out a not to interfere basis, usually after the workers had gone. Found that that was a much better way to figure out something than the manual. Unfortunately, that option isn't there anymore and wasn't for most people building their Westsail.

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