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Old 30-11-2013, 10:46   #31
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Re: Westsail 32

lostsheep i think i know the add you are talking about. 4000 dollars right? Its cool but its all parts man like a kit. There is 15000 westsail 32 all ready no osmosis they say perfect condition. Same site
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Old 30-11-2013, 10:52   #32
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We have been refitting a W32 for about 4 years now. It has been a big job and we still have a lot left to do before we leave in a year. Do not underestimate the costs. We bought the boat for 30k and will have put at least double that back into her before she she is done.

Many people say they're slow and wet. Our boat has drop boards that prevent water from sloshing down the decks into the cockpit. If the wind gets about 15kts, she'll do hull speed easy. Most of the bad commentary on speed about the W32 comes from light airs I think, they do take some to get em moving. But they were built for open ocean and high winds, in that environment they're good passage makers and do pretty well speed wise.

Recently my wife and I participated in the Harvest Moon Regatta on a W32 and we were 14th overall out of about 110 boats. Boat for boat we beat some of the spinnaker fleet, which isn't bad.



We averaged 6.9kts.

In our home waters in about 15kts of wind we were doing about 7kts over ground, with just a slight current.

Target.... Saw your boat 6 mo ago at the dock when we met up with Shana and Brian (lots of fun!) .... You boat looked great!
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it's a great deal for someone who wants to build a boat. It sounds like that is where it's condition is though. You are likely talking 2 years working after work, and most every weekend to get it done. Not to mention a whole lot of money... hard to assess without a list of what's there and what's not. But would be simple to drop an additional 50k on it. Just keep it in mind.
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Personally i wouldn't do it. i saw the ad too and i was tempted do about 2 min. But i want something that already sails and work i need to do is ok as long as i sail now. Would you buy a nice car but you would have to keep on putting it together for like 2 years before you drive it? I am not retired to have this time available. I want something to learn on sailing first and at the same time learn the maintenance. I don't want to start by being a servant to the boat. Maybe if already had an other small boat....
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I've heard of a lot of people with the sailing dream who really dont even know if they like living aboard and cruising. Some of them work on a boat for years only to find out after their first offshore experience it's not for them. Personally known people who did this and once they got to San Diego walked off the boat and sold it.
OP: have you sailed much? If not, should you get a boat you can use for a while first?
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Target.... Saw your boat 6 mo ago at the dock when we met up with Shana and Brian (lots of fun!) .... You boat looked great!

Thanks! Next time you guys are down here please give us a ring, we've been meaning to meet up with Brian and Shana again and would love to meet you too.
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Old 30-11-2013, 12:22   #37
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The "drop boards" you are referring to are called "cockpit combings".
If I'm understanding you correctly.

Actually I just wanted an excuse to bump this back into the recent posts.
I don't think that's what they meant. I think what they meant was a system to secure the companionway and are called hatch boards by some.
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I don't think that's what they meant. I think what they meant was a system to secure the companionway and are called hatch boards by some.
No, actually he is right, I should have not called it drop boards. I know that is the companion way, I guess I had a brain fart in my terminology. But you were right to think that. In any event, here are some photos of what I was talking about:



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Re: Westsail 32

Oh, I think its a bargain if you don't mind a couple year's work putting it together before sailing it. If you do it full time you might get it together just enough to sail in a year. In other words, it is a project even though a lot seems to be done already.

They really are great boats and were everyone's dream cruiser 30 years ago. Many folks still think they are the greatest. They are not slow except trying to point to weather in light winds. That's not what they were designed to do.

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Personally i wouldn't do it. i saw the ad too and i was tempted do about 2 min. But i want something that already sails and work i need to do is ok as long as i sail now. Would you buy a nice car but you would have to keep on putting it together for like 2 years before you drive it? I am not retired to have this time available. I want something to learn on sailing first and at the same time learn the maintenance. I don't want to start by being a servant to the boat. Maybe if already had an other small boat....
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Thanks! Next time you guys are down here please give us a ring, we've been meaning to meet up with Brian and Shana again and would love to meet you too.
A definite plan to give you a shout before we head down that way again! It would be great to meet you guys, see Shana & Brian again, and possibly meet up with some more CFr's... Just got back from Cali and the Morgan hopping the islands out there... Just a TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD bit colder here!

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No, actually he is right, I should have not called it drop boards. I know that is the companion way, I guess I had a brain fart in my terminology. But you were right to think that. In any event, here are some photos of what I was talking about:



I know I shouldn't say this but the boards for the companionway are called washboards.
Are said boards also referred to as drop boards? If so I've never heard them called that before. Wouldn't that jinx you to "drop" them overboard?
I'm assuming you must be right though as Dani says your a walking encyclopedia.
But, hey, to be honest I have zero formal education.
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No, actually he is right, I should have not called it drop boards. I know that is the companion way, I guess I had a brain fart in my terminology. But you were right to think that. In any event, here are some photos of what I was talking about:



Pictures worth a thousand words. I have no idea what they would be called because I've never seen that before.

Washboards are for laundry. Hatch boards are to keep water out of your companionway.

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Companionway boards are commonly called washboards (because they're about the size of an old-fashioned washboard) or dropboards (because they drop into the slot).

I have no idea what those scupperboards might properly be called. A short board used to divert on-deck water is sometimes called a dam.
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I would call that a dam if I know. Never saw that before. Usually you want the water to get off deck. Having a dam if I know stopping the water seems odd. Maybe I'm missng what that picture is.
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