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: "Netting For Bowsprit"
12,268 posts on 2,444 threads • From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012
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Netting For Bowsprit
Do most of you have this? Not the kind underneath but the kind between the sprit and the pulpit and lifelines.
Mine is falling apart, one becomes kind of used to knowing it's there, not sure I actually need it at all but wondering if this is sold or typically home made.
You can either make it or buy it. I don't have it, but would if I intended to keep this bowsprit. The only stuff I have found that looks up to the task can be had from On Deck Sports. Their #72 netting seems OK. But, I'd probably use some 1/2" 3-strand polyester to make my own. It'd be way over kill, but more comfy on the feet.
On Deck Sports
Randell 'Randy' Kocurek
My friend Pete wanted new netting there for his dog's safety on a Tay. 37. We located him a beat up shrimp net for $25. He had all the net he wanted and threw most of it away.
Probably a visit to any fish trawler commercial area would solve your problem cheap. It's just junk to them.
Ralph and Sandra Weiland
Wouldn't trust one as a people catcher, but sure would be nice to prevent headsails from slipping over the side during a change.
Maybe have a look at the catalog at Memphis Net & Twine...