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New Sailor From Upstate

Hi all. I've spent the past 2 years rebuilding my 1964 westwind 21from keel up. Custom swing keel. All new standing rigging and running rigging. All new paint and all hardware removed and resealed.


She's light weight and tons of sail square footage. Also armed with a deep reefing point in the main and small storm jib for daring coastal hops. Think Catalina 22 only not slow!



Iwas able to bring this $250 trailer sailor back to life after 20+ years of sitting on a trailer. Im now skilled in the art of rope splicing rigging fiberglass workand painting ..not to mention melting down and repouring lead!


I don't believe in motors...so she's wind or crew propelled with oars!


We will be sailing lakes of carolinas and Georgia then going on to tropical destinations keys...Mexico...Bahamas and beyond ....not a dare devil...just lots of spare time to wait on weather a constant need to escape civilization todestination deserted tropical aisle

Looking forward to hearing tales of paths less traveled and the best way to get lost there
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Welcome aboard. She sounds like a fine sailing vessel.. if you have some photos, would love to see em sometime. What a great way to learn the in's and out's of your entire boat. Have you found her a name?
Is your commitment to "no motors" because of a desire to not pollute or is it a deeper pride in sailing tradition?


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The ceremony for her renaming will probably take place this coming week
Due to superstition I feel I should not discuss her previous name nor her new name until after the ceremony.


After all the work I had to do to verandas her trailer just to bring her back to life I think my renaming of the vessel would be found forgiving by the gods.


Usually they sayyou must raise her from the ocean floor....but she had a small pool inside her! About 300 gallons of mosquito heaven in her hull wen we arrived at home


I am motorless because of two reasons....the purity of sailing and then my refusal to be dependant on fossil fuels.



I will work on posting pics.
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