We have owned a Westwind 42 (aka Vagabond 42) for 15 years and have more than 40000 miles under her keel
. It is a great boat. Not very fast but sturdy and forgiving in a seaway. They were imported by Blue Water
Yachts in Houston
by Buddy West (hence "West" wind). Check her tanks
were built black iron and they go first. Stainless water tanks
also will fail. Replacing them isn't terrible but you have to remove main salon
sole. Original engines varied, ours was a Layman Peugoet. We re powered with a Yanmar
. We have a Westerbeke
7.6 gen set, water maker, ice maker, air conditioning
. It is a wonderful boar for hanging off an island. Ours lives in St Martin
right now but it has lived all over the Caribbean
over the past 15 years. I have put it on a reef and beaten it against a dock
in a hurricane
and it just keeps on ticking...
Let me know if you have any specific questions. We know quite a few of the individual boats. We are l number 58 built in 1983 and launched in 1984.