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
Thread: "Tubular Bowsprit On W28"
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Tubular Bowsprit On W28
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Wojciech and Jolanta Lukaszewicz
Wojciech and Jolanta Lukaszewicz
I've been reading the description of your s/s pipe bowsprit in your Service Manual. It's been designed for W32.
I'm considering using your kind of wood for bowsprit replacement on Namaste as the one Alex has built of teak in 2003 starts showing signs of delamination. I have few questions that I'd like to ask you:
1. Would you be able to show me more detailed drawings of some details, especially hull attachments points and headstay/bobstay attachment points?
2. I understand the pipe bowsprit sits lower than the standard one, but can the ear for the headstay be lenghten rather than extending the headstay?
3. Why does the forestay chainplate need replacing?
4. You are suggesting 1-5/8" OD pipe. My boomkin is 2" OD. Should I use the same size for the bowsprit or is it gonna look too heavy?
5. You are not saying but I assume the material is s/s 316?
Thank you for your time,