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Any Interest In Importing Data From The Yahoo Group   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Sep 19, 2008 - 02:07 pm - As Microsoft and Yahoo have there moments, I am wondering if we should add a file section to the WOA? and if so, should we import the files from the y...
Sep 19, 2008 - 06:37 pm - Norm,We can make files available in the Member's section. Our message board does not have a photo board or anything, so the easiest way to host pictur...
Sep 20, 2008 - 12:47 pm - I just finished uploading 2 more manuals to the Yahoo site. I'd be happy to load them directly to the WOA site if that's possible. Just point me to wh...
Sep 20, 2008 - 04:11 pm - Stephen,We don't have a method for letting members upload files directly to the website. Perhaps in the future we can look into an all-inclusive PHP f...
Sep 21, 2008 - 12:18 pm - Just keep an eye on how much space our website's contract allows, and how much we've used. I believe that you'd do that through the Control Panel.I kn...

Back Issues Of Windblown   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 06, 2005 - 11:28 pm - Aloha I am new to WOA and wondering if back issues of Windblown are available.
Jan 08, 2005 - 02:59 pm - Hello, Mark and Rita, and welcome to the Westsail Owners Association! Back issues of our newsletter will soon become available online in the member's ...
Feb 17, 2005 - 08:30 am - Hi, just posted a few more issues up under the Member's Area... hopefully soon we'll have all the back issues that have ever been made electronically....

Call For Submissions To Windblown!   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Apr 27, 2006 - 01:08 am - Hi All,In order to end the hiatus, I will be stepping in as guest editor for the spring 2006 edition of Windblown. I would love any contributions from...

Engine Room   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 01, 2009 - 03:35 pm - Any numbers on the cubic feet in the engine room on a w32 with no pilot berths?
Aug 01, 2009 - 06:22 pm - You pose a question that very much interests me.I have not seen the math done in awhile, and it looks to me like the USCG is/has been playing down ton...
Aug 01, 2009 - 07:33 pm - Randy,You are correct about the CG playing with the measurements recently. I confirmed with a friend who runs a vessel documentation service that the ...
Aug 02, 2009 - 05:43 pm - Thank you very much, Kevin.I feel vindicated.Plus the SC 32 is an awesome piece of gear.I chose the W32 with full personal inspection of two SC 32s an...

Fall 2006 Windblown   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 25, 2006 - 08:01 am - I finally downloaded the latest Windblown the other day. Wow! What a beautiful issue! Very well put together. Just a pleasure to read. Kudos and thank...

Fixed The Password Problem   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 19, 2009 - 11:05 am - I did fix the password problem using Google Chrome.

Hi-rez Pics Of W32 Wanted (under Sail)   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Nov 22, 2009 - 10:15 pm - Hi there,I am looking for a good, high resolution picture to post on my desktop as wallpaper.If you have something along these lines, I'm thinking som...
Nov 23, 2009 - 10:14 am - Here's a picture that should give you some incentive.
Nov 26, 2009 - 10:15 am - Maybe some on my site will help.http://picasaweb.google.com/jaybietz/Pygmalion?feat=directlinkI can send you the higher rez if needed.
Nov 26, 2009 - 02:38 pm - I like the one under sail, I think it was #92 of 99.It's called sailing the bay.
Nov 26, 2009 - 11:30 pm - Here's a link to some I posted on the board last fall.http://www.westsail.org/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?tpc=23&post=8075#POST8075
Nov 26, 2009 - 11:51 pm - that looks like it was a lively day.Good pics.

High Resolutioon Image Of 32 Or 42 For Desktop   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 05, 2005 - 02:43 pm - Can anyone assist me in my vicarious participation by providing a high resolution image of a 32 or 42 for my dual head background.The ideal image woul...

How Can We Get More Folks To Visit The BB?   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 14, 2007 - 01:01 pm - there are a few loyal posters, but it seems that we have a little club. Maybe whoever does the newsletter next time can mention it there. There is a h...
Jan 15, 2007 - 09:11 am - Good point Rich,I'll mention it to Jeff and Wendy who will be publishing the newsletter...I'm not sure what it would take to install blog software on ...

Hull 429   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jun 18, 2004 - 10:07 pm - In 1975, we bought Westsail 32 hull #429 and named her Nordlander.We have her original bill of sale and pictures of her being delivered, and we can su...
Jun 19, 2004 - 03:18 pm - Barbara,This Bud Taplin, the keeper of the flame regarding Westsail boats. The last known owner of W32 #429 Norlander that I have on my list of Westsa...
Sep 01, 2004 - 05:10 pm - Does anyone know the whereabouts of INFINI, W43--hull #110, Doc. #615645. We were the original owners--took delivery 12/79. We sold her to Chris Cogas...
Dec 30, 2005 - 04:23 pm - Bob Mott,According to Coast Guard records this Westsail was previously owned by LAURA C KRAMER and is now owned by MICHAEL H BEILAN in NEW PORT RICHEY...
Jan 20, 2006 - 07:18 pm - Bob,W43 #49 (not #110) INFINI is currently ownerd by Michael Beilan of New Port Richie, FL. He put on a Westsail rendezvous a few years back in FL. I ...

In Search Of Westsail "fix"   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Sep 03, 2004 - 05:50 pm - If I were a rich woman, I'd buy my husband a Westsail 42 in a heartbeat. Or a Concordia 41 (am I allowed to say that here?). I've married a sailor and...
Sep 04, 2004 - 07:55 am - If it's not too late you should beat a path over to the NW Rendezvous that is going on this very weekend (9/3-6) in Oak Harbour WA.Check out the the P...
Mar 15, 2005 - 10:23 am - Hello!I am not an experienced sailor. I have beenlooking for a suitable boat to take my wife and three children onweekend sails on San Francisco Bay, ...
Mar 18, 2005 - 12:28 pm - Good day Peter:I would like to address your question and then your description of w32sail characteristic.1.) I would suggest a Catalena 34 or like boa...
Mar 18, 2005 - 10:55 pm - Ahoy Peter,Norm has pretty much explained the cause and effect of the pitching situation but I would also like to add some input. As a delivery skippe...

Listing W32 For Sale   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Apr 22, 2006 - 10:50 am - How do I list our boat for sale?
Apr 23, 2006 - 12:28 am - Send your information to Bud (btaplin@westsail.com), he maintains a listing over at WorldCruiser (www.westsail.com).
May 02, 2006 - 10:27 am - Greg and Janice, you can also post your listing under the For Sale topic in this message board... that is open to posting for member's only, so, make ...

Looking For Ken   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Dec 28, 2005 - 05:19 pm - We are looking for a Westsail 32 owner who was once a professor at a Michigan university. He purchased the boat from Brad Deal out of Allegan, MI.We b...
Jan 20, 2006 - 07:25 pm - Joe,Your old W32 is #692, now owned by Ken Schatz of Tampa, FL. If you contact me at btaplin@westsail.com, I can give you his address and phone number...

Membership   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Nov 19, 2004 - 11:24 am - Louis,Did I succeed in re-upping.? If so how do I get a new password/uswername combo? Thanks for keeping the faithJF Housel "Indefatigable"
Nov 19, 2004 - 06:12 pm - Hi John, I still show you in the database as expired (3/31/2004 though we extended everyone by 3 months this year). As soon as Louis confirms your pay...
Jan 09, 2005 - 10:55 pm - OK, I am now utterly and completely embarrassed. Since I trust you, our members, more than I trust my organizational skills I decided to investigate a...
Sep 19, 2006 - 08:23 pm - I remember reading that I could get half off my BoatUS membership by telling them that I belong to WOA -- do I need some sort of a number or other pro...
Sep 20, 2006 - 07:11 am - Terrygo to the Members Area and scroll down to the bottom... there is a link there to apply for BoatUS membership using the WOA group number. I have n...
Sep 20, 2006 - 09:03 am - Yea, I don't know the status of that... that was something from the Pat Tilsen days, and nobody really knows anything about it now.
Sep 21, 2006 - 04:08 am - The last time I renewed my Boat/US they sent me a renewal for the full amount. I called their customer service phone number and asked them about a dis...
Sep 21, 2006 - 08:30 pm - I've been renewing Boat/US with the WOA discount for years. Works fine.
Sep 28, 2006 - 12:25 pm - Just completed re-upping with BoatUS online, and they had no problem giving me the discount -- hey, seven bucks is seven bucks, right!
Dec 13, 2006 - 09:22 am - Are you planning to make an updated membership list available soon? The one that is currently posted is a couple of years old. A new one would make it...
Dec 25, 2006 - 11:13 am - Hi Terry,The membership list that is under the Member's Area is "dynamic" in that it just reads directly from the membership database... so, i...
Apr 27, 2007 - 11:11 am - My user profile has not been uploaded since joining (4/2007).Please advise.smorisky@gmail.com
May 09, 2007 - 01:13 pm - What kind of difficulty are you having? If you were able to post a message in the board, then your account should be active. Are you able to login to ...
May 09, 2007 - 08:56 pm - All problems resolved. THX for the reply.
May 18, 2007 - 02:43 pm - Please update my profile on the Membership Roster to read:Steve Morisky and Joan Morisky1043 Adams DriveKey Largo FL 33037 USAsmorisky@gmail.com 856-3...
May 19, 2007 - 05:24 pm - good luck. I tried to get my profile changed about 10 years ago and it still hasn't been. I you can figure out who to talk to or what to do let us kno...
May 20, 2007 - 10:39 am - Hi Guys, if you want your profile updated, just send an e-mail to boardmanager@westsail.org and be sure to include something about WOA or Westsail in ...
May 20, 2007 - 04:11 pm - Thanks, Mike.Also thanks for your effort on the board. I re-read my post and I didn't mean to sound ungrateful to anyone. I know that alot of folks ha...
Jun 19, 2007 - 08:37 am - No worries Rich, besides, 10 years ago, I wasn't in charge of the membership database ;-)

Membership Expired Notice?   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 08, 2009 - 11:57 pm - I just paid for my membership August 2nd. When I try to login to the members area I get the following notice:It appears that your membership has expir...
Oct 09, 2009 - 12:40 am - Sorry -- my mistake. You're good to go.

Mobile Device Test Posts   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jul 14, 2009 - 03:09 pm - The pages were orignally designed using "frames", and frames are a pretty outdated technology that probably doesn't work well on mobile device...

More Back Issues ??   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 17, 2005 - 08:07 am - Hello good people :-)I have read the PDF version of Windblown - great stuff.. I now NEED a further 'FIX' ... :-) ..Please can you update us on when th...
Jan 25, 2005 - 03:16 pm - Well, it was our hope to offer as many back issues as possible online, however, with the files ranging from about 3mb to our latest at 6mb or more, we...
Jan 25, 2005 - 05:29 pm - Hello MichaelAboslutely, yes.. please do.As many as you have and have time to send.Your help is very much appreciated.Joe n Jayne.
Feb 12, 2005 - 08:45 am - OK, the Spring 2004 edition is on the way... I should also be posting that under the Member's Area soon..
Feb 12, 2005 - 09:01 am - Hi Mike,I have all eleven of the previous electronic versions of WB. When I re did the web site to it's current version, I always had the intention of...
Feb 17, 2005 - 08:26 am - Oh boy, don't open yourself up like that Steve (grin). Turns out that Hostway bumped up everyone's available space, so, now we've got almost a gig fre...
Feb 17, 2005 - 06:53 pm - Hi Mike,I see the access codes are still the same, so I skipped the middle man and put the old WB directly into the _library folder. I'll also be happ...
Feb 19, 2005 - 11:49 am - All electronic back issues are now online in the Members Area.
Feb 20, 2005 - 11:29 am - Just to let you guys know, I have about 30 years worth of back issues of both Windblown, the original Westsail publication, Windbag, and the kit build...
Feb 21, 2005 - 10:55 pm - Bud,I would be interested in carrying out the scanning project. I would want to communicate with the guys here (Mike, et al) to find out what is the p...
Feb 22, 2005 - 09:43 am - from our experience, the best electronic format for scanned documents is .PDF format. There are .PDF viewers available for all kinds of computers (Mac...

New Member   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Dec 31, 2005 - 08:29 pm - Greetings,I am Kevin McGrath, owner of W32 Criterion (hull 733). She was launched in 1984 in Alameda, CA. My wife and I built her from a hull and deck...
Jan 06, 2006 - 09:34 am - Hi Kevin and Pat,Welcome to the WOA! Northern California has a pretty active membership, so, look for the NorCal Rendezvous this Spring/Summer. I beli...
Feb 16, 2007 - 02:18 pm - Hi to all knowledgeable Westsail 42/43 owners,I am researching any information on 42/43-profiles,deck plans, sail area's for all including ketch,yawl,...

Question On Posting Pics   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

May 11, 2009 - 12:33 pm - So far I have not managed to upload pics of my boat to the message board. I did try the help and FAQ sections, but to no avail.[Click here for photos ...
May 11, 2009 - 08:59 pm - The directions for posting pictures is contained in the Help/Instructions section at the bottom of this screen. I had some trouble with it the first t...
May 12, 2009 - 11:12 am - Randy,I've sent you a back-channel e-mail trying to clarify the process. I tried doing it here but whenever I typed the instructions, I got prompted t...
May 12, 2009 - 12:15 pm - Randy, One of the things I discovered is that you have to check the size of the image. Should be about 640 x 400, or otherwise one has to scroll acros...
May 15, 2009 - 08:40 am - Thanks to all.I'll repeat the instructions Steve gave if it works (for future posters). If the resize pics issue comes up, I'll be stalled out for awh...
May 15, 2009 - 08:43 am - Strike two.I read Steve's email instructions plus reread the help section of the website.The help section makes it look like you have to use the bold ...
May 15, 2009 - 08:44 am - Well,It seems the bold mode was gotten up and still no prompt.Is there a pic upload book for Dummies?Randy
May 15, 2009 - 11:17 am - Okay, let me try this again and see if I can figure out were the system is breaking down for you, Randy. I'm going to post a picture of my new settee ...
May 15, 2009 - 11:29 am - Randy,I suspect that the fault may be with your browser. There's this note in the instructions: "Your browser must support form-based file upload ...
May 15, 2009 - 01:51 pm - Steve,Very, very nice work on your table and cabinets.Ouch! Not much is easy when computer problems arise. You must be right, though, because I seemed...
May 15, 2009 - 06:20 pm - Think I'll advance to calligraphy.Thanks for all.Randy
May 15, 2009 - 07:34 pm - Randy, I think that maybe your problem is you are putting a space between the word \image and the { figure. Try it again without a space between them.
May 15, 2009 - 10:01 pm - I think Bud may be on to something. I hadn't even noticed the space until he pointed it out. Be nice if that's all it was.-Steve
May 15, 2009 - 11:20 pm - All,Sorry for taking so long to chime in. Yes, Bud is correct in that you must put the image tag in with NO spaces.So: /image{anywords}Except you must...
May 17, 2009 - 07:58 am - Okay,You win. Up for the potential strike three. Consider punt.Thanks to all.Randy--------Amazing. Simple. Just mess with it a few days and it just po...
May 17, 2009 - 08:07 am - Trying a third time. This time to reduce image to 50%.--------Lessons learned.The help section of the website is helpful.However, Bud's tip that the l...
May 17, 2009 - 03:14 pm - Randy, However please reduce the size of the pictures so they fit without having to go back and forth. Try using the PIXresizer program and limit the ...
May 18, 2009 - 09:21 pm - Yea, triple-stress what Bud just said... please size your images so that they are no wider than about 600 pixels BEFORE UPLOADING... otherwise, it dyn...
May 18, 2009 - 10:48 pm - Is it possible to query the upload so that the server refuses to place an image wider than, say, 640 pixels and tells the USER why (nicely)?
May 19, 2009 - 09:50 am - It'd be great if Ralph & Sandra's suggestion is something that can actually be done. The other problem with ginormous pictures, besides having to ...
May 19, 2009 - 09:50 am - Hey Bud,Thanks for the input. I don't know how I could go back and reduce the size of the several test pics I posted. If the message board manager wan...
May 19, 2009 - 02:03 pm - hey Aaronginormous pictures above(I think it takes a board manager to add shortening to shrink these pictures?)and you promised!
May 19, 2009 - 05:25 pm - It only takes a minute to correct the size of a picture using PIXresizer. I think it should be up to the sender to do it.
May 19, 2009 - 06:06 pm - Not to worry, I agree we should resize our own pic'sI just want to needle Aaron (He did say he would resize ginormous pictures downI all seriousness i...
May 19, 2009 - 07:15 pm - Hey all,I am a bit tied up personally and haven't so much as opened my computer in five days. I can't resize stuff from my phone - but I'll resize the...
May 19, 2009 - 07:33 pm - Aaron:Thanks for all of your hard work! we all should thank you.I could not resist the ginormous chance to needle you, and I am thankful we have some ...
May 20, 2009 - 08:08 am - Doesn't look like there is much I can do to help at this point. Problem was I had no scale when posting the first pics. So, the first ones were ginorm...
Jul 19, 2009 - 10:57 am - westsail 32 for sale engine is locked up, needs interior work. bottom and topside paint.hull# is SSF05010775boat is on the east coast St Augustine FL....
Jul 20, 2009 - 10:55 am - Joe or Aaron,The previous post was more than likely meant for the "For Sale" category.scott
Nov 16, 2009 - 07:53 pm - Since Bud dutifully spurred me along, I have learned (with my son's help) to resize pics by using an online free software package called Gimp.It's pre...

Renewing Membership   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Feb 13, 2005 - 08:03 am - Do I renew my membership via the online store or is there another method?
Feb 20, 2005 - 04:03 pm - Sorry Jay, just saw this... that is by far the fastest and easiest way. Otherwise, you can mail a check to Louis... for instructions on doing that, yo...
Nov 13, 2009 - 09:04 am - For the folks who've joined or renewed in the past week or two: We're having trouble accessing the database to update your information (e.g., to chang...

Scotty &Marguerite Of Westsail Robin   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 19, 2006 - 04:41 am - Hi I am in the process of buying Mariah lying in Italy and I want To bring her back to Scotland.My route would be thro the Canal du midi in S/W France...
Mar 19, 2006 - 10:23 am - John, My wife and I joined Francis Perey on W32 "E. Galois" in the canals of France, and he had no problems in the transit. He has a website, ...

Slowdown Of Bulletin Board   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 19, 2009 - 11:03 am - I have noticed a slowdown when accessing the posts using my Internet Explorer access to the website, but the Google Chrome access seems just as fast. ...
Aug 19, 2009 - 11:43 am - I just went from dsl to a faster cable connection on my internet, but it appears to me, Bud, that you may be right. The slowness I think I see in Inte...
Aug 19, 2009 - 12:07 pm - I am on a cable connection which is usually pretty fast. I am finding that the problem of slowness is intermittent, not every time. I am continuing to...
Aug 19, 2009 - 12:15 pm - Bud,I have no experience with Google Chrome. I can suggest Mozilla's Firefox as a good, fast browser. Maybe I'll dink with Chrome and see what's up.Th...
Aug 19, 2009 - 08:11 pm - Hey Bud and Aaron,I just tried my systems again. I meant to go to the boat, but tomorrow.For your info, I usually use straight Google, don't know what...
Aug 19, 2009 - 10:35 pm - I don't understand why stuff is running slowly -- mine blazes along! I have a cable modem, and I can't believe how fast the board runs over that mediu...

Spreader Wires?   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 19, 2009 - 12:32 am - This thread has been moved to Westsail General Discussions> Spreader Lift Wires.Click Here to go there.Cheers,Admin

Test   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

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Test Posting   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Test Posting For A New User   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Test Posting For A New User   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 24, 2006 - 04:08 pm - This topic is something that I use to debug problems when users have difficulting posting messages... please ignore... or, welcome the new users :-)
Jul 01, 2008 - 05:55 pm - Looks like it works!
Dec 22, 2008 - 10:13 am - trying a post from Criterion
Oct 28, 2009 - 11:55 am - Working workaholics work wonders whether with whippeds or whips!

Test Posting For Ben   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

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THANK YOU!!   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 22, 2007 - 12:44 am - We are new owners of 1974 W32 #244 Flushdeck.A big thank you for this website, this message board, and all the fellow Westsail owners who will be ther...
Oct 24, 2007 - 03:46 pm - Welcome aboard Shan and Fran!

W28 Discussion Topic   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 07, 2005 - 08:25 am - Since it is impossible to find relevant W28 information on the web, I'd like to make a suggestion:Discussion topics devoted to specific models. I have...
Oct 08, 2005 - 05:05 pm - Great idea Warren... as you said, don't know how popular it will be, but you never know!If anyone else wants a topic for their particular boat, let me...

Westsail 37 Accessories   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 19, 2006 - 10:05 am - I am looking for a bimini and swim ladder/access ladder for W-37. Any ideas where these can be found?
Mar 19, 2006 - 10:46 am - Jake, I have a design and build a boarding ladder that attaches to the midrail of a stern pulpit for the Westsail 32. Contact me at btaplin@westsail.c...

Westsail Support Network   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 11, 2007 - 08:29 am - I was going through the membership area of the website and found a sizable list of members out there on both coast. I'm sure some of them are no longe...
Mar 14, 2007 - 05:54 pm - It is an interesting thought, and if there is enough consensus, I'm sure we could add it to the membership database without too much difficulty.The wa...
Mar 15, 2007 - 07:39 am - thanks for your comments Mike. In the BMW membership group, the list of "services" to other members are really not mandatory. There have been ...
Mar 15, 2007 - 01:52 pm - Just curious if there still is an option to re-up membership by paying on-line??
Mar 15, 2007 - 03:16 pm - We don't have that set up yet, but I'm working on it. For now, the only option is to mail your check made out to Westsail Owners Association to me at:...

Westsails Produced In Australia Under Licence   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 21, 2006 - 05:28 am - I am looking for anyone with information on the genuine Australian 33ft built westsails. I had acquired an 1985 Westsail 33 in Oz built by Westsail pt...
Apr 10, 2006 - 06:33 pm - Hi Robert,Write to Bud, if you haven't already. He's the one in the Ask Bud section here, or, better yet, e-mail him directly. His e-mail address is l...
Apr 12, 2006 - 04:47 pm - I did answer him, and to my knowledge Westsail never did licence any other company to build boats under the Westsail name. I checked with Snider Vick,...
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