westsail 32, that bad? - Page 4 - SailNet Community
 17Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 56 Old 08-20-2007
Member
 
AlpineSailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 95
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/34-fo...QQcmdZViewItem

Check this boat out, looks right up your alley.
AlpineSailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 56 Old 10-12-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
very helpful

I am investigating a westsail 32 and this thread was very helpful especially "the perfect storm" part.
rtwfamily is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #33 of 56 Old 01-04-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: westsail 32, that bad?

"RESCUE" ya right.... in big exclamation marks.. it was a forced de-boarding .. against the captains will .. if the coast guard wasn't so full of eager beavers the Satori maybe coulda just sailed it out w/o incident ..

the Westsail looks like a solid rig to me..
landlockedsailer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #34 of 56 Old 11-16-2013
Senior Member
 
bfloyd4445's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 388
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: westsail 32, that bad?

Quote:
Originally Posted by btrayfors View Post
There's an excellent article in the current issue of SOUNDINGS by a guy who sailed his Westsail 32 to Bermuda in the One-Two race in June.

Wetsnail 32's are known to be a bit pokey, but very strong. They have a comfortable motion for a boat of that size, and many of them have circled the globe.

If you really like 'em, aren't concerned with getting anywhere fast, and don't care too much about resale value, go for it!

Bill
westsails have very good resale value try buying one
bfloyd4445 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #35 of 56 Old 11-17-2013
Senior Member
 
CBinRI's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 919
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Re: westsail 32, that bad?

Quote:
Originally Posted by landlockedsailer View Post
"RESCUE" ya right.... in big exclamation marks.. it was a forced de-boarding .. against the captains will .. if the coast guard wasn't so full of eager beavers the Satori maybe coulda just sailed it out w/o incident ..

the Westsail looks like a solid rig to me..
Yes. But last post was five years ago so OP may have made up his mind by now.
CBinRI is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #36 of 56 Old 11-17-2013
Senior Member
 
Markwesti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: so cal
Posts: 746
Thanks: 94
Thanked 33 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: westsail 32, that bad?

I can't resist making a comment here . Westsails are kind of slow for sure . but on the other hand they have a nice sea motion like few others. Some people say they hobby horse . I have never experienced that . What I have experienced is, in say 8-10 KNT's is a boat that heals over gets down on her lines takes off to about 6 KNT's . If that ain't love tell me what is! Ohboy and then there is down wind . I get going just a little off DDW then I sets the Drifter to the down wind side then the Yankee gets set to the windy side on the pole . I put the stay sail away and of course set the main DW, we do that all day long . So the Westsail as a choice for your boat ? What could go wrong ? Well a lot of things , none terminal . First there is a support group , Then you have the Grand PhooBahh Bailey Taplin . Mr Taplin was the GM for Westsail in the 70's . He has a web site World Cruiser Yacht co. also he will tell you how to fix your Westsail, he even sells a manual on it lots of boats for sale on that site . And of coarse we have the caped crusader that grumpy old man that man with a invoice . Bob. But then you would be buying a W39.

Last edited by Markwesti; 11-19-2013 at 09:37 PM.
Markwesti is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #37 of 56 Old 11-18-2013
snake charmer, cat herder
 
zeehag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: refitting a formosa in exotic tropical locations....
Posts: 1,805
Thanks: 8
Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: westsail 32, that bad?

i would rather be at sea in a slow deep keeled boat in a storm than out ina less solid boat.
so what if it is slow.
so what if the wood isnt varnished. big deal. if not neglected that only means the boat was SAILED.
look at what yu like. if you are set on it, there are no deal breakers as most everything is repairable.
have fun and good luck in your search.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

formosa 41, cruising tropics


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
zeehag is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #38 of 56 Old 11-18-2013
grumpy old man
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4,341
Thanks: 1
Thanked 105 Times in 101 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: westsail 32, that bad?

Mark:
I'm not always grumpy. I was not grumpy a week ago Thursday afternoon for a few minutes. But it passed. I was not grumpy while the Seahawks were winning yesterday.

Tenoch likes this.

Please visit my blog. It's fun to read.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Bob's Blog ....

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Please also visit my new web site
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bobperry is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #39 of 56 Old 11-18-2013
merit 25 solo "er"
 
christian.hess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 4,579
Thanks: 189
Thanked 189 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 2
 
Re: westsail 32, that bad?

now thats a beautiful boat!

I would of loved to have a westsail 32...but every time I searched they were a bit overpriced for me, sometimes just out of reputation(it happens on many boats, think contessa 26, flicka 20, hinckley 40, etc...) and sometimes they were so outfitted for cruising with new stuff by onwers that in the end changed plans and never actually went cruising and wanted too much money just for the gear package

the ones that were in my range 10k-20k had some major issues, rot, or they were unfinished interriors OR they had no masts or were basically incomplete or even just the bare hull...

I also was on a couple when cruising and they were only slow going to weather...on a reach and in trade sailing they were fine in my book...

something to take notice of is that most cruisers sail with drastically reduced sail plan, sometimes as much as 50%, and a boat like a westsail can tolerate using more sail and reef later...simply by being heavier and being able to tolerate more abuse(not in all manners)

anyways
christian.hess is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #40 of 56 Old 11-18-2013
Senior Member
 
djodenda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
Posts: 1,707
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: westsail 32, that bad?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Mark:

I hope the owner is responsible and will keep a watch when the boat is underway when that close to shore, as pictured above, Bob..

I think that an active user's group, along with whatever support is available from a designer/factory is an important consideration when selecting a boat. I have experienced two very different ends of that spectrum, when I went from my Catalina 30 (6,000 built, strong user's group, factory still in business) to my present CS 36 Merlin (< 100 built, weak user's group).

I really miss having the backup I had on the Catalina. Whenever I was puzzling about something, you could bet that someone had figured it out before me)

I would say, however, that my boat's designer, Tony Castro, has been quick and helpful in response to my occasional pestering.

David

1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"

"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown
djodenda is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad alternator??? cgha33 Gear & Maintenance 11 10-12-2006 04:56 AM
What's Better Than a Westsail 32? Basilboy Boat Review and Purchase Forum 25 07-26-2006 11:09 AM
WESTSAIL 32 and similar wanna_sail Boat Review and Purchase Forum 16 02-16-2005 09:24 AM
Recovering from Bad Starts Dean Brenner Racing Articles 0 05-29-2002 08:00 PM
Good Lanes and Bad Lanes Brad Read Racing Articles 0 04-25-2001 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome