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Dave King

Ahoy Aaron,
The designed LWL at the bow was at the bottom of the cutwater fitting. This should be about 54 inches, vertically, from the highest point on the hull, the stem, under the cap rail.
Saraband is sitting exactly level, 2 inches high. At the point on the hull mentioned, She is 56" to the water. At the point of the stern, also below the cap rail, she measures 39 3/4", vertically, to the water. The most aft and bottom mounting bolt for the top gudgeon (fiberglass gudgeon) is 1" above the water. Saraband is hull #211. She is only half loaded at this time. With these measurements, and also when fully loaded, there is no weather helm problem.
With an owner completed boat, the cutwater fitting and the gudgeons may not be in the right place. I do not know the measurements for the W-32's that are of other vintages.
Under all the paint, the original scribed, LWL may still be found.
Good luck, Dave

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