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: "Propane Vs. Alcohol And Kerosene Stove"
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A propane box out on the boomkin could work, bit I think it would be awkward as you'd have to build something to keep it above the rudder cheeks and tiller. A better route would be to have a stern pulpit made (or buy one from Bud), that includes exterior mounts for your propane tanks. This frees up the area around the boomkin for you to get to a windvane, stern anchor, generator platform, dinghy, etc...
As for running the hose, it's mostly a matter of running it along sturdy things (pulpit, boomkin), and preferably on the underside where there will be less sun. Outside, I think it's smart to put it inside a sacrificial hose so the actual propane hose isn't being consumed by UV rays. We drilled a hole inboard on the bulwark on the port side, where the caprail comes down to deck level. Right now, I have a propane tank seized to the boom gallows, but when we get our new boomkin and pulpit (that will have a seat for both tacks molded into the rail), I'll run the hose back to where the propane tanks will be mounted (port side, outboard on the boomkin/pulpit in porpose-made brackets to hold to 10lb round tanks.)
Hope this helps!