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Old 20-12-2012, 08:55   #16
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Re: Westsail 32 bed size?

You'll catch a cold if you sleep with your feet out thru the forehatch.
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Haha I certainly would! I haven't actually been on a westsail yet, hopefully soon. And the 42 is way out of my price range. We are both pretty young and are looking to spend around 40,000. Realistically we are a few months away from buying a boat, just researching right now.
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Re: Westsail 32 bed size?

My advice to you is to find a list of boats that come close to accommodating you then shop amongst all of them and don't get locked into a single model or brand. When shopping for 30-40 year old plastic classics, its probably more about condition than any sort of brand loyalty or individual feature.

Get on a bunch of boats and actually check them out. =)
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Old 20-12-2012, 09:17   #19
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Re: Westsail 32 bed size?

Footwell into the stbd side hanging locker. Seen that done.
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Re: Westsail 32 bed size?

I don't have your pituitary issues but slept on the sole for every passage to SoPac and back. Wife got the the leeward berth. I used a camping mat and really had no issues with being comfortable. Actually, the motion of the boat is less and easier to cope with down that low. Just be sure that the boat you get has a deep sump to trap any water that gets below. You don't want to sleep in sloshing water which you will in a modern sumpless boat.

Still, you'll spend more time at anchor so will want some berth that will fit you. Probably any boat will need to be modified if you want a berth you can stretch out in.
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Re: Westsail 32 bed size?

Like Roverhi, I slept on the sole while at sea and found it quite comfortable with cushions. For long range cruising, you will not find a better boat than a well maintained W 32, IMHO.

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Re: Westsail 32 bed size?

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Footwell into the stbd side hanging locker. Seen that done.
Thats right!!!

Islander, very simple, pilot berth footwell into the wet locker.
Very simple mod, I just meaured it for you, it should give you a comfortable 7'5" or more.

Also, 8'8" diagonal in the double v-berth with no shoulder/width constraints. While allowing you storage on most of the single/starboard v-berth.

Go for it!
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That's great, thanks for all the information. I gotta get out there and check some of these boats out. Happy new years!
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