Why is this page here and not on the WOA website?Recently the Westsail Owners' Association website was moved to a new server that would allow the site to be more easily updated and maintained. While the basic content was successfuly transferred into the new site, a new Forum was started from scratch and the old Forum was converted to a collection of 41 PDF documents.
Most of the Westsails are somewhere around 35 years old. They were well-built boats and most of the boats that were built are still sailing today... many half way 'round the world. But like all classic sailboats, they will all have problems over time, and most of the problems are relatively similar from boat to boat. There's a fair degree of likelihood that any problem that might come up has already been tackled by another owner. It's also fairly likely that the solution is buried somewhere in the archives of the Forum.
Long ago, I started downloading and archiving the entire Westsail.org website, with periodic refreshes. I did this mainly because I wanted a localized version of the site that I could access while cruising remote corners of the world, with limited access to the Internet. Perhaps the biggest benefit, however, has been the major improvement in my ability to search more than 11,000 posts efficiently.
It's likely that the old forum data could have been integrated with the new application, creating one contiguous and searchable source of information. But this would have required substantial programming and data manipulation and the decision was made by the WOA to take the current course. I therefore created this application as a means to preserve the seven years worth of resources that I consider to be incredibly valuable information for current and future Westsail owners. I hope you find it as useful as I have.
1975 Westsail 32, Hull #438
Post: "It's Official W28 FOR SALE!"
12,268 posts on 2,444 threads • From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012
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Kendall and Mano Mckibben
1979 Westsail 28
Sails and Rigging
All sails and rigging are in great shape
Yankee mounted on Profurl roller reefing/furling system
Staysail mounted Profurl roller reefing/furling system & rigged to be self tacking.
Mainsail with retractable Lazy Jacks (not installed)
Sunbrella covers for mainsail, tiller,boom gallows and bow sprit
New dodger & bimini with water catchment
2 Barient#23 self tailing primary winches
1 Barient#20 selftailing winch mounted on cabin top
2Barient#17 main and jib winches mounted on mast
ABI brass manual windlass
35 Lb. Plow Anchor with 200', 5/16 high test chain
22 Lb. Bruce Anchor with 25', 5/16 high test chain &200', 5/8 Nylon Line
20 Lb. Danforth Anchor Aft mounted with 200' Nylon line
Richie Navigator Bulkhead mount Compass
Finished custom propane locker with two tanks
Fold-away mast steps on entire length of mast
Track on mast for stormsail
2 Vetus Cowl vents with dorades mounted on cabin top can be closed from inside
Brass ventilator on lazarette hatch cover
Deck has new Awlgrip paint with polymer additive to nonskid
Jacklines with folding eyepads
New stainless steal arch with wind generator ready to except solar panels
Monitor windvane with complete spares I.E. pulleys and lines
Below deck Layout
There are two separate anchor line stowage compartments in forepeak, with a V-berth aft of that. Behind the V-berth is the head on the starboard side and a hanging wet locker to port. THe center of the boat has a dinette area to starboard that converts to a birth, and a quarter berth to port, and engine room in the middle. A lazarette in located at the stern of the boat with cockpit access. Interior is finished in a combination of Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Teak and white Formica for a bright and airy appearance. There is an opening hatch above the v-berth and 8 opening bronze portlights. Interior is insulated to the waterline. All Upholstery was new in 2005.
Lavac Marine Toilet with three-way pump out capability: Bowl to holding tank; Bowl to Overboard; Holding tank to pump-out via deck fitting.
Complete rebuild kit for Lavac pump and spare seals
Holding tank is thick-walled polypropylene with high quality, oder-free hose connections.
Sink with fresh water gusher foot pump, comes with rebuild kit.
Mirror and tones of storage in cabinets
A FabAll kerosene/diesel heater is located between the galley area and the hanging locker. This heater has separate intake and exhaust vents so oxygen inside the cabin is not burned up while the heater is operating.
There is a 5.8 Gallon Kerosene/diesel tank in the hanging locker, an in-line Racor fuel filter and a separate kerosene utility hose with shut-off valve for filling lamps, ect.
Force 10, 2-burner propane stove and oven
Xintex propane control and vapor sniffer system
Double stainless sink extra deep with fresh water Gusher foot pump or electric pump option.
Large top-loading icebox located under dinette seat
Icom IC-M56 VHF radio and mast mounted antenna
Garmin 152 Fixed-mount GPS Trackplotter an swing-out mount for viewing in cockpit
Standard Horizen DS41 Digital Depthsounder
Raymarine ST2000+ Tillerpilot
Navico TP tillerpilot (spar)
ACR registered Satellite2 406 Epirb with mount
Stereo with external speakers
Link 200 control panel monitors the 12 volt DC and 120 volt AC systems
Freedom 10, 1000 watt inverter and smart charger
Pathmaker Battery Combiner with Battery paralleling switch
10 AC outlets on two different circuits, both GFCI protected
Two Trojan Deep Cycle 100 amp hour batteries
One 750cca 100amp hour engine start battery
Custom circuit breaker panel with space for extra breakers
8 top of the line Alpenglow energy efficient 12 volt lights including three with both white and red bulbs
4 additional fluorescent lighting fixtures
4 DC power outlets
30 Amp Shore power cord
2 Hella turbo fans one forward one aft
AeroGen4 Wind generator (the best!)
Complete AC and DC wiring diagrams included
Volvo MD11c, 23 HP diesel engine with raw-water cooling.
Transmission was replaced in 1995
New 35 amp Alternator
Starter replaced in 2000
In-line Racor fuel filter (spars)
Quick-Drain 12 volt oil change system (its wonderful)
New Dripless shaft seal
Engine uses about a quart and hour.
Excellent engine access all around
All installation, service and owners manuals included
Bottom paint May 2007 with 2 coats of Micron Extra by Interlux
Spare prop zincs size c
Bilge pump Rule 1000 with a spar for back up.
1Cockpit mounted Gusher 10 manual bilge pump (rebuilt)
Windex 15 wind directional indicator
Spar winch handles
Pro Mariner Binoculars 7*50
Complete ditch bag with all the survival equipment
1 set of Gill wet weather gear new
Galley has a complete set of cookware
A complete medical kit and literature, some class 3 drugs, suture kits and all
A complete tool set includes everything you need to tap, drill, grind ect..
25 mm flare gun with custom 16gauge stainless sleeve to adapt to a shotgun
Milwakee cordless drll (new)
Complete set of trolling gear includes 2 poles and lots of goodies
Hundreds of Captain voyager charts includes cable to interface computer to GPS
Mark 3 sexton with all tables and literature for the layman
Lots of books world routes ect...
500 magnum breach loaded rifle (optional)
2 man inflatable kayak (new)
2 folding cockpit seats.
Lots of spar sheets
Set of fids for splicing
It is all here she is fully stocked also, you could literally just go.
Too much to list.....
Not a dime less than 40k
this boat is ready to go fully stocked 8 months food!