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post #36 of Old 01-26-2012 Thread Starter
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We just wrote an email to someone selling a Westsail 32, and while a little above our budget, maybe we could make it work. Then we enter the debate of slow, heavy, and lack of windward ability vs. light, fast and ability to point high. We are not the thrill seeking type, and therefore the speed factor only plays a role in the scenario where we need to race to a protected anchorage. Likewise for pointing, we don't need to get anywhere fast, unless it's off of a lee shore. ...I spent some time looking through a good Westsail 32 thread last night, and I'm sold on them, assuming we could get one for the right price (that was in decent condition). ...All other things aside, they're absolutely beautiful boats, which does count for something in our decision matrix.

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