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Old 08-01-2012, 21:29   #136
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Why would you choose a Hans Christian over a Westsail?
More responsive, a bit quicker. I haven't sailed either in heavy weather but understand they are much the same.
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Old 08-01-2012, 21:37   #137
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My Friend had a factory finished 28' nice little boat. I think finding a factory finished one is important but I don't know that for sure. Also I think only come with Tiller steering. A 30' Baba or even better a 33 Hans christian is a nice alternative a little more money though. Good luck, you may even be able to pick up a 38HC that needs some TLC.
I guess if you are looking for a boat with lots of teak either one of those will be a better choice than the Westsail 32.



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Westsail 32 204
Hans Christian 33 222
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Old 08-01-2012, 21:40   #138
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More responsive, a bit quicker. I haven't sailed either in heavy weather but understand they are much the same.
Please see the post above.

I suspect you have never sailed on a Westsail but lump it with "Archer designs" like many other posters on this thread.

The Westsail is a respectable performer when sailed well.
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Please see the post above.

I suspect you have never sailed on a Westsail but lump it with "Archer designs" like many other posters on this thread.

The Westsail is a respectable performer when sailed well.
So you question this and state that the W32 is quicker on the rudder and also faster than a Hans Christian?! This makes me ask if you ever sailed a HC ?!

Why the need to attack any other boat design than the one you own? If the W32 would be the ultimate cruising machine, they would be selling new ones by the dozens a day. That doesn't mean the W32 is a bad boat, it only means that today, other designs make more sense.

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The Westsail is a fine 32 foot cruising sailboat. I was pointing out that there are many preconceptions about this boat and a lot of wrong information thrown about..like you saying the Hans Christian is faster.

It is not for everyone but does not deserve the snide remarks and name calling that it receives by some posters.

I also disagree that other designs make more sense, it depends on a lot of things and the intended use of the boat.

The funny thing is that the OP already bought his boat and decided on a Westsail 32.
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Mark on wall 5ft 6.73"....
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:43   #142
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For value, seaworthy-ness, and space in a 32-footer as a bluewater cruiser, the W32 is hard to beat. I think you'd be hard pressed to find another more capable bluewater boat with living/storage space (for a couple) that can readily be had for less than $50k.
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Not saying these are more seaworthy than a Westsail 32... but to me they are just as seaworthy...
But rabid dedication to a particular build is not a novel thing to boats...
Did notice there's a lot of Westsail 32's for sale in that age/price/type bracket than anything else... how many did they build...??


http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/core/lis...ng_id=1522&url=

http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/core/lis...g_id=12264&url=

http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/core/lis...g_id=21704&url=
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:15   #145
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The Westsail is a fine 32 foot cruising sailboat. I was pointing out that there are many preconceptions about this boat and a lot of wrong information thrown about..like you saying the Hans Christian is faster.

It is not for everyone but does not deserve the snide remarks and name calling that it receives by some posters.

I also disagree that other designs make more sense, it depends on a lot of things and the intended use of the boat.

The funny thing is that the OP already bought his boat and decided on a Westsail 32.
Well, it's good that Westsail has a fan as dedicated as you. But you make me sad with the perceived "snide remarks" and "name calling" as that is something way beneath me. I just take a critical look at any boat incl. my own and dare to say what I think are the good and the not so good points.

Obviously you think that there exists no other design more suited for blue water cruising. I think you forget to include "for the price paid for the W32s on the market". Because without that, it would be very weird to disregard the rest of the yacht designs as inferior.

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Not saying these are more seaworthy than a Westsail 32... but to me they are just as seaworthy...
But rabid dedication to a particular build is not a novel thing to boats...
Did notice there's a lot of Westsail 32's for sale in that age/price/type bracket than anything else... how many did they build...??


http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/core/lis...ng_id=1522&url=

http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/core/lis...g_id=12264&url=

http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/core/lis...g_id=21704&url=
I think there were over 800 of the 32' model built.

Take a look and see how many J-Boats there are for sale ... more than a thousand.

Rabid dedication? haha
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I think there were over 800 of the 32' model built.

Take a look and see how many J-Boats there are for sale ... more than a thousand.

Rabid dedication? haha
What have the J-boats have to do with this discussion? Did anybody propose that as blue water cruiser ??!!

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Well, it's good that Westsail has a fan as dedicated as you. But you make me sad with the perceived "snide remarks" and "name calling" as that is something way beneath me. I just take a critical look at any boat incl. my own and dare to say what I think are the good and the not so good points.

Obviously you think that there exists no other design more suited for blue water cruising. I think you forget to include "for the price paid for the W32s on the market". Because without that, it would be very weird to disregard the rest of the yacht designs as inferior.

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Nick, nowhere have I said that there is no other design more suited for blue water cruising. I admire lots of boats and don't rule out owning another make of boat.

As far as the "price paid" the Westsails are very good value for money right now! BUT I don't suggest that somebody goes out and buys an older boat without going through the rigging etc etc before setting off on a voyage or even a day sail. That would be foolish.
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Nick, nowhere have I said that there is no other design more suited for blue water cruising. I admire lots of boats and don't rule out owning another make of boat.
Why do you reject the Hans Christian boats then? They are very similar to the W32. Did you experience problems with it's construction or design? Why would it not be a suitable alternative?

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Why do you reject the Hans Christian boats then? They are very similar to the W32. Did you experience problems with it's construction or design? Why would it not be a suitable alternative?

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I dont reject them! I just think a Westsail is a faster better boat with "less acres of teak" to take care of

Of course I'm comparing the HC 33 with the W32
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