Westsail Owners Alliance - Thread: "It's Official W28 FOR SALE!"
Westsail Westsail Owners Affiliation
 Important information about this site! 

Thread: "It's Official W28 FOR SALE!"

12,268 posts on 2,444 threads   •   From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012


Text Strings  

Full Phrase  


All Words  

Any Word  


Message Text

Text & Author  


It's Official W28 FOR SALE!

Kendall and Mano Mckibben

253 359 6031

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)
Running backstays
Whisker Pole


Sunbrella covers for mainsail, tiller,boom gallows and bow sprit
New dodger & bimini with water catchment

On Deck

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!

Eureka California

Kendall and Mano Mckibben


Kendall and Mano Mckibben

Kendall and Mano Mckibben


I am only posting here for the first couple days, got to try and keep it in the family, per-say

Kendall and Mano Mckibben

Not a dime less than 40k

Gary and Charlotte Burton

Kendall - was this boat originally called "spirit"?

Kendall and Mano Mckibben

yes, is was

Stephen and Lu Ann Yoder

Gary and/or Charlotte,

So, you recognized her too, eh? A very unique interior

Kendall and Mano Mckibben

I actually like that she is lighter inside, also the space on the starboard quarter is open for storage, unlike the factory finish where it is blocked off, there is a lot of room in there.

George and Rayna Shaunfield

You put a lot of work in to getting her ready for the trip to Hawaii. I am curious, why you have decided to sell her?


Kendall and Mano Mckibben

It is primarily for family needs. I need to be with in a couple hours for the next couple years. The boat is great, she really is just ready to go. I would constider a modification of the price with a reduction of gear. I would prefer to keep her all together, because I know that who ever buys her would be more likely to take her offshore.

John and Helena Almberg

Wow... I like this boat... great use of space, and I like the traditional white interior.

George and Rayna Shaunfield

Kendall, I wish you the very best. Gulliver is a great looking boat. Hopefully she will have a new owner that will appreciate and take as good of care of her as you have.


Kendall and Mano Mckibben


  Forum Archive Home    Back to Previous Page   Show Posts w/ Images   Windbag Newsletter 
This site is provided as service to Westsail Owners by Jack Webb on Westsail 32, Hull #438, at http://HighSeasDrifter.net,
This site is provided as service to Westsail Owners by  Jack Webb (s/v Drifter, Westsail 32, Hull #438)