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Re: westsail 32, that bad?

Hey Bob , I was just joking around a bit with the grumpy thing . I mean those are your words . Any way back to the Westsails , I would say to anyone who is looking for a long distance cruiser/liveaboard in the wake of Archer/Atkin at least take a look. Give o'l Bud over at World Cruiser Yacht Co. a call . Well you don"t have to call him, you can just look at all the boats for sale on his site . But be careful don't be to temped some of the W32's are going for fire sale price . Few are asking what their worth . Most will need work . But then who are we Maynard G. Krebs?

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Re: westsail 32, that bad?

Mark:
No, in fact those are not my words. I have no idea how that got there but it seemed appropriate so I didn't object. I wasn't offended.

I'm in a good mood this morning but I'm hoping it will pass.
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Re: westsail 32, that bad?

Hey Gary , thanks for that pic . The dingy looks good on the house . Don't try that on a W28 . Also I like your radar set up . Any problems with it mounted like that ? Another plus about the Westsails is room to put stuff . When we take off for two weeks at a time, you wouldn't know it for all the storage. Nothing scattered about, everything in it's place and out of sight. Need water on a little o'l W28? 79 gals. in one tank. 30 gals. in the other. Nice thing about the W28 is , the more stuff packed on the better it sails .
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Re: westsail 32, that bad?

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in say 8-10 KNT's is a boat that heals over gets down on her lines takes off to about 6 KNT's
That surprises me, I've been on boats reputed to be faster that would have difficulty keeping up with that.
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Re: westsail 32, that bad?

All most Westsails need is a much bigger rig and a much greater sail area to displacement ratio then they are normally given.
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Re: westsail 32, that bad?

another take on that would be that their slightly undercanvased rig is what makes them such effective heavy weather sailors...

theres a flip side to most anything!
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Re: westsail 32, that bad?

christain.hess ,that was indeed accurate, IMO. However Brent Swain is not totally wrong . Back in the day one thing that Kern Fergusen did (if you bought your sails from Westsail he made them) he came up with a sail called the super Yankee. Obviously it was just a bigger head sail , but from what I understand it works quite well . Maybe we could get Gary B to comment on that . TB I don't know what to tell you, I will offer this though . Westsail 32's got a reputation for being slow because of some inept skippers, back in the 70's they sold over 800 W32's not to mention a dream. West sail the world that was the sales pitch . So in some cases people would buy in and take off and not have much of a clue as how to handle the boat and make it preform to it's potential . Plus TB , 6knt's isn't all that fast what kind of boats are you talking about ? Did the skipper have over 30 yr's experience sailing ? Plus, OK I was talking perfect conditions , but still that's what the GPS says.
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Think about the physics of the Yankee.
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