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: "Hawse Pipes To Original Specs"
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Hawse Pipes To Original Specs
When you say 'sets' do you mean the price is for two hawse pipes (i.e. one ea for port & starboard)
or 'sets' meaning one hawse pipe with both inside/outside halves?
Mike McCoy wrote:When you say 'sets' do you mean the price is for two hawse pipes (i.e. one ea for port & starboard)
A set is one hawse pipe, two halves.
FYI, two pipes left
Last modified: November 10, 2011 4:57 PM | Stephen Wylie
I have had hawse pipes manufactured to original specs, out of spun naval bronze.
The first run was for 14 sets, there are 8 left at this point in time.
I had to commission the metal spinner to build the tool and, as I am not a registered business, I had to pay sales tax on the finished product.
The remaining 8 sets will be sold for my cost plus 10% so that I can eventually pay for the tool - that works out to $156 per set. I'll have to sell about 36 sets to cover the cost of the tool. Pipes are on eBay:
I am shipping from Canada. Factor in customs and brokerage in your cost calculations, but as they are made in Canada, under NAFTA there is no duty.
These are "plug-and-play" exact replicas of the originals. Installation should be snap, once you get the old ones off.
Future runs of hawse pipes will have a different price.If, down the line, several members want to buy these in bulk I can talk to the manufacturer to do another run. I think the minimum is 14 sets. Enough demand would justify my arranging a wholesaler's tax exemption and should lower the cost.
If anyone is interested in the remaining 8, let me know.
Update: Oct 14, 2011
Two more are sold, there are 6 SETS left.
Update Oct 15, 2011:
Inquiries on four more sets, not sold yet. I have created an eBay item to pay a DEPOSIT for one set from the next run of pipes.
Manufacturing/delivery is dependent on interest.
(I am typing from an iPad and can't figure out how to make that link work. Just cut and paste it into the address bar of your browser)
Update Oct. 16, 2011
4 sets left. First shipment should be taking delivery today. Looking forward to feedback.
Installed my first two in about 1 hour for each, including removing the old one.
Update Nov. 10, 2011
2 sets of hawsepipes left, that is two individual hawsepipes - after those are sold, it will be pay a deposit and wait until enough sign up before the next run is commissioned.
FYI, as per Bud's suggestion, if enough signed up for it, the run could be out of stainless steel instead of bronze, if that's the consensus (but I like the bronze).
Last modified: November 10, 2011 3:37 PM | Stephen Wylie