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post #2 of Old 01-08-2005
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WESTSAIL 32 and similar

The Westsail is a proven boat. It can take you anywhere - though slowly. It was a W 32 that appeared in the "Perfect Storm" What the movie did not tell you was that the W 32 was later found, after the crew was forced to abandon, washed up on the shore with very little damage.

For the money you are planning on spending, there are other boats that will go off shore and sail faster. I have sailed for over 25 years and am presently positioning myself to buy an offshore boat. It will not be a W 32 because I want better performance than that boat will give me. I am not going to circumnavigate, but will go to Bermuda - maybe Europe. That said, the W32 will get you there in safety.
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