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post #11 of Old 05-01-2012
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Re: Westwind 42 vagabond

George Stadell III designed the 38 and he lives in Connecticut. His brother is a surveyor and also lives in Connecticut. My understanding is that Jim West bought into Blue Water Builders in Taiwan and had Stadell design the 38, which I own. I'm not aware of a 39 as noted by porfin. My 38 is a 1985 hull, completed in 86 and sold in 89. The deck is glass and airex cored, not plywood. The chainplates are accessible and appear to be of high grade stainless, no problems there. The teak interior looks new. The stainless ports are by Manship and are in great shape. No leaks anywhere (tempered glass fixed ports have been replaced and rebedded). Wiring is tinned marine quality. Fuel tank is stainless and is fine. Water tanks are stainless and fine. I have none of the issues PH describes.
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