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: "Building A Trailer For A 32"
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Building A Trailer For A 32
I am toying with the idea of building a trailer for our 32.
storage in florida during storm season would probably pay for it in two years by letting me store it in a cheap location.
Have you any suggestions from experience. I am sure there are several people who have done this before.
I have seen at least one trailer that was modified to handle a Westsail 32. Problem is you need a powerful truck to haul it, and a place to store the truck and trailer. Better idea would be to haul and store the boat at one of the marinas on Lake Okachobbee, near Moorehaven.
yea, but they have been going up too. The pressure of all the yards closing on the coast.
We had the boat hauled from indiana with a dually diesel dodge and a trailer and it did fine. I wouldn't be going nearly that far. I figure an old chevy dually with a big block would do it. (not many hills in florida)
Probably a waste of time......Thanks for the info.
Hope you are well....Rich