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A Nice Mapping Function On The Internet   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 09, 2008 - 08:07 pm - Take a look at a very nice google page that allows aerial photos and NOAA charts to be seen at the same time.http://demo.geogarage.com/noaa/And for fr...

Aposte Island Sailing Photos   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Nov 14, 2008 - 10:07 pm - A few weeks ago I was contacted by someone who photographed my boat working to windward in 25kts, 4-6'seas, sailing in the Apostle Isands on lake Supe...
Nov 14, 2008 - 10:46 pm - David, those are great pictures. Thank you for sharing them.
Nov 15, 2008 - 10:39 am - Awesum photos! Who made your sails???Don and Lana
Nov 15, 2008 - 02:42 pm - Don and Lana,All the sails have the Westsail insignia at the tack, so who ever was making sails for Westsail around 1976. They all have the tanbark co...
Nov 15, 2008 - 02:44 pm - oops, lets try that again.
Nov 16, 2008 - 09:05 am - photos of your boat under sail... priceless

Australian Dust Storm   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Sep 26, 2009 - 05:56 pm - I was wondering if anyone had been sailing off northeast Australia recently and encountered the dust storm. I have heard of sand from the Sahara being...
Sep 27, 2009 - 10:44 pm - We live in Whangarei, NZ, across the Tasman Sea from Aussie, and we had red dust on the deck of our boat about two days after the dust storm.In the pa...
Oct 01, 2009 - 11:14 pm - It was pretty crazy here on the Gold Coast. I took a few pics:http://picasaweb.google.com/tcurtis/September23rd2009I left all the windows open thinkin...

Ayala - First Place In 2007 Baja-Ha-Ha In Agave Division   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 12, 2008 - 07:58 am - Just a note that Ayala did well in her division in the 2007 Baja Ha-Ha rally.http://www.baja-haha.com/Alumni/2007Finishers.htmlI believe that a photo ...
Jan 12, 2008 - 11:19 am - Hey, congratulations, Jay!
Jan 13, 2008 - 08:22 am - Sorry I'm not the owner -- just a reporter.Alaya / Westsail 32 / Robert Anderson / Kalispell, MT

Best Bahamas And Caribbean Surf Destinations   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 09, 2008 - 11:56 am - Where if anyone know and wants to tell are some great cruising destinations for special surf, not where there is 40 people out surfing, and where you ...
Oct 09, 2008 - 12:58 pm - Talk to Randy on Satori. He is a surfer. If he dosn't see this here ask him in GD.Ken
Oct 09, 2008 - 08:40 pm - Hey Ian and Kirkley, fellow brother surfers,I am currently a longboarder with decades in the water.I wish I knew the answer to your question. I did ju...
Oct 14, 2008 - 11:09 am - Thanks, I will. My fiance Kirkley and I leave this january for Eleuthera and then we have no clear destination, we do have a lot of time and we will s...
Oct 18, 2008 - 06:55 pm - Ian:The bahamas has a lot of "secret" breaks, just explore a bit. Rum Cay has a few very nice breaks, on the north side and east side (reef) a...
Oct 27, 2008 - 01:31 pm - Well, Mike,I guess that makes you the unabashed expert on Carribean surfing. Thanks for the information. I have had reports from locals who have surf ...

Blogging Areound The World   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jul 21, 2006 - 10:55 am - It just occurred to me that we have posted nearly 300 articles to our W32 cruising blog so far but we never shared the blog address with the WOA. Here...

Calypso Heading South   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 25, 2010 - 04:10 pm - Life and holding are good in Wrightsville Beach, NC.We left Hancock Creek on Jan 18th and spent the night in Oriental after a quick haul at Sail Craft...

Central America   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 18, 2004 - 04:20 pm - Having just bought my Westsail, I'm getting it ready for a cruise thru Central America and then back up to St. Petersburg before departing next May fo...
Oct 18, 2004 - 04:39 pm - Steve.You could look on the Yahoo Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westsailownersgroup/under links/crewlists.But make sure you take a couple of day...
Oct 26, 2004 - 05:05 pm - Hi Steve, You might try http://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/andhttp://www.7knots.com/Am sure if someone wants to go badly enough they would get to St. Pe...
Oct 28, 2004 - 04:51 pm - Hi, I found two "crew" exactly as you described by posting a note on the www.sailnet.com message board for crew.The www.7knots.com board is al...
Jul 22, 2006 - 06:06 am - What part of CA are you looking to visit?When do you plan to sail back to FL? I'm currently in Guatemala and might possibly be able to help you get ba...

Contact Data For Sven Sampson   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Feb 19, 2006 - 08:52 am - Greetings, am trying to get in touch with Sven Sampson...please send contact data to intelphd@hotmail.com

Cruising From San Carlos To Baja Via Midriff Islands   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 10, 2006 - 06:18 pm - HelloWe are Hull # 196 and located at Marina San Carlos in Mexico. We are planning on heading north from here in a couple of weeks to cross the Sea of...

East Coast Of Florida Sailing   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Sep 19, 2005 - 08:06 pm - I am relocating to the Boca Raton area from the Central Coast of California. Can any one tell me about sailing opportunities along this part of the Fl...
Oct 25, 2006 - 06:20 pm - John,Dont' know about Florida, but I believe you're going to be about 50 miles from the Abacos islands, superior sailing there.Randy
Nov 14, 2006 - 11:47 pm - John, lots of sailing opportunities around that area. As Randy mentioned, the Bahamas are not very far distant, and so, for more extended trips, you c...
Nov 15, 2006 - 08:44 pm - From Boca you're closer to Grand Bahama then the Keys.

Florida Marinas   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 24, 2007 - 07:59 am - We will be cruising next winter from Maine to Florida. We are looking for a decent town to hold up for a month or so in Florida in the middle of winte...
Feb 02, 2007 - 12:35 pm - Don't kown the specifics; just the general area, check out the Canaveral area. Many great places, several marinas, good anchorages, close to boating s...
Apr 15, 2007 - 07:33 pm - I blew my alternator coming out of St. Augustine. Stopped in Port Orange (south of Daytona) at the Seven Seas Marina. I remember their transient rate ...

Great Lakes Circle Tour   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 07, 2004 - 03:58 pm - We are considering doing part of the Great Lakes Circle tour from Chicago, through the Great Lakes, Erie Canal, and the Hudson River. Then, down the E...
Mar 08, 2004 - 09:29 pm - Well, in reverse I went from Florida up to NYC. A good friend brought his boat down the Erie Canal and the Hudson River last season.I guess it depends...
Mar 10, 2004 - 05:30 pm - Thanks for your informative post. Vanessa and I have toiled over this issue for a while. When we started, we had grandiose ideas of sailing around the...
Mar 22, 2004 - 01:05 pm - Steve, if you plan to visit Miami, be sure to stop by and say hello to Mariella and I. We would love to take you guys out for some of our fantastic Cu...
Mar 23, 2004 - 01:24 am - Man, you just said the magic word. Vanessa loves, and I mean LOVES, cuban food. Consider us there!
Mar 23, 2004 - 11:45 am - You definitely married the right girl. Just make sure you wear loose fitting pants. We believe in serving quantity as much as quality.:-)

Greets From Belize   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 02, 2005 - 12:11 pm - Just arrived at San Pedro (Ambergris Cay) Belize this AM after an all day & nighter run. I can now say I've crossed the worlds 2nd largest barrier...
Aug 02, 2005 - 10:36 pm - Hi Mike,Love the update! Keep them coming, as there is a fair possibility that your current trek will be my next one. Be sure to write often and with ...
Aug 03, 2005 - 03:43 pm - Sure... feel free to add me to the Nereus web page if you think it's worthy. I'd be honored.Well, I've had my fair share of storms, that's for sure. A...
Aug 03, 2005 - 04:40 pm - Man you got it tough!
Aug 04, 2005 - 04:21 pm - Way to go Mike! Sure would be great if you could post some pics when you write... click the Help/Instructions if you want to know how to embed images ...
Aug 10, 2005 - 03:55 pm - I'm about to blow out of San Pedro. I'll see what I can do when I get to the Rio Dulce.

Hawaii Passage   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

May 22, 2005 - 07:55 am - I am looking to sail our WS32 from Mazatlan to Hilo sometime in the Spring. Is there any input anyone has about the passage at that time of the year? ...
May 22, 2005 - 10:10 am - Jimmy Cornell say March to May and get offshore as quickly as possible to avoid local unsettled weather and to find the N.E. trades. After May you ris...
Jun 22, 2005 - 06:37 pm - Tom H., I will be heading that way from Mexico in late april or early may,also singlehanded.Made the passage before from Oregon and didnt have a pole ...
Jul 06, 2005 - 10:41 pm - Lee, Wow I forgot I wrote that message and haven't checked in a while. Thanks for the reply. Weather permiting I will head out in March if possible. I...

Hey Ken   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 22, 2004 - 11:29 am - What was the time line on your trip? You entered the canal at Tonawanda?We are thinking of departing Saugatuck on July 10-ish (kid's b-day is 9th - gr...
Mar 22, 2004 - 05:09 pm - Steve,When do you plan on being in NYC? Would love to get together. There is a city marina right on the Hudson at 79th St. You can walk to the subway ...
Mar 23, 2004 - 01:32 am - Hey Hat,Not positive, but I'm guessing we'll arrive some time in September. I'll drop you a line when I know for sure, as neither of us have ever been...
Mar 31, 2004 - 10:00 am - The moorings at 79th should be cheap, and give you good access to the city. But you can also get transient dock space at a couple of marinas on the Ne...
Dec 02, 2004 - 03:52 pm - Steve & Vanessa,Sorry it took so long for me to see your message. Where are you now?Jim
Dec 04, 2004 - 01:28 pm - I think they're down in South Carolyna or thereabouts.... you can keep up with Steve and Vanessa at www.nereus32.com

Hola From Honduras   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 31, 2006 - 11:19 am - Just thought I'd say hello from the Bay Islands of Honduras. I've drifted from Guatemala to Utila Honduras. There is some incredible diving (well, sno...
Feb 03, 2006 - 10:18 am - Hey Mike, good to hear from you. Your insights into what's practical/desireable garnered from your experience is really helpful!One thing I heard some...
Feb 19, 2006 - 06:35 am - Mike, On our 32 we hauled the windgen up in the fortrangle and ran a heavy duty powercord back to a connection box. We only put it up at anchor feelin...
Feb 19, 2006 - 01:42 pm - Our wind gen is mounted on the SS bomkin even with the stern of the boat and a Garhaur tower is on the other side. It clears the mast tnd wind vane. W...
Feb 21, 2006 - 01:46 pm - I looked at a 'hoist via halyard' type wind gen. Those were some pretty big blades humming above your head on the foredeck. When the winds hit about 2...
Feb 21, 2006 - 08:24 pm - Garhauer Marine has a pole mount available. They make it with a plate on top for a radar, but you could ask them to leave off the plate. Specify what ...

Hola From Isla Majures   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jul 06, 2005 - 02:03 pm - Just arrived last night and while Iīm clearing in I found an Internet Access so I thought Iīd drop in and say hola. I just sailed/motored 72 hrs from ...
Jul 10, 2005 - 06:08 pm - Hey Mike... glad to hear from you... I knew that you were heading out and then all that weather started up... glad to hear you missed the worst of it,...
Jul 12, 2005 - 03:38 pm - Keeping an eye out on Emily now
Jul 14, 2005 - 05:17 pm - be careful mikeLooks like Emily has you in it's sightsMaybe scoot to the Dulce?
Jul 15, 2005 - 02:33 pm - Well, I was lucky and ducked in between Cindy and Dennis but according to the NOAA Emily is laser sighted on/about Isla Mujeres. The 3/5 day probabili...
Jul 16, 2005 - 12:42 pm - best of luck Mike, will be watching the news and this forum for your news.
Jul 16, 2005 - 01:08 pm - It seems it's just as I feared... being over nothing but water Emily is gaining strength. It's now a strong Cat 4 with 155 mph sustained winds.The 'hu...
Jul 17, 2005 - 09:55 pm - Damn Mike... I've been watching the track and hoping you'd scooted out to the Rio Dulce or some place out of the track, but it looks like you're right...
Jul 18, 2005 - 08:10 am - . . . and let us know ASAP that you are OK!
Jul 21, 2005 - 04:51 pm - Sorry I havenīt been able to give an update. Internet access was down until today.As you may/may not know, Emily made landfall just S of Cozumel, at P...

Holiday Exchange   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Nov 16, 2005 - 11:27 am - Any Westsail Owner interested in an exchange,I am offering that you can use my Westsail 32 based near the Isle of Wight,South of England, in exchange ...

ICW Cruising   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jun 08, 2006 - 06:29 pm - My wife and I are planning on cruising this fall and winter. We are currently in Maine and will bring our W32 to the Chesapeake (Rappahannock River ar...
Oct 23, 2006 - 11:15 pm - On our first cruise south we enjoyed the following spots:Belhaven, NC. Good for a day or so.Beaufort, NC. Good for a couple weeks.Wrightsville Beach, ...

Malaysia Bound.   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jun 19, 2009 - 12:39 am - Leaving Hilo 6/21/09. First stop Majuro in the Marshall Islands. Going solo for now but hope to have friends and family join me at diferant ports. I p...
Jun 19, 2009 - 09:49 am - Bon voyage and fair winds to you, Dave.
Jun 19, 2009 - 01:51 pm - Fair winds Captain, and try to keep us all posted!
Jun 19, 2009 - 03:38 pm - Dave,Wishing you a comfortable and safe passage.How did you enjoy your stay in the Hawaiian Islands? How many did you visit and which ones did you lik...
Jun 20, 2009 - 11:56 am - Good luck David.I am in Tercera (azores) Different from Horta. And much cheaper too. (half Hortaīs price)Would recommend to anyone crossing Atlantic. ...
Jul 19, 2009 - 07:01 pm - Well Made Majuro in 23 days. The boat did great. Spent 2 nights and a day in gail conditions with two reefed main and storm jib, just trying to keep t...
Jul 19, 2009 - 07:18 pm - Congratulations!What material of water tank did you say you had, Dave?
Jul 21, 2009 - 12:31 am - Randy, I have 2 plastic 40 gal. tanks.Thanks, David.
Jul 21, 2009 - 02:05 am - Congrats!I am sooooo jealous!!Happy AdventuresAndrea
Jul 21, 2009 - 08:28 am - David, This is the first I have heard of any failures with the polyethylene water tanks. Westsail originally used a thin walled poly tank made by Inca...
Aug 13, 2009 - 10:02 pm - Aloha All, I've really enjoyed my time in the Marshall Islands and had planed to head for Corsae next but let my self get talked into Vanuatu and the ...
Aug 25, 2009 - 01:50 am - Hi David,Enjoy Vanuatu - it is amazing! If you stop at Vanua Lava in the Banks Islands say hello to Chief Kereley and his wife Elizabeth at Waterfall ...

Mary Rose In The Bahamas   (Active)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm - New posts on the blog for Mary Rose in the Bahamas. www.captainmontgomery.com

Mary Rose V Cutting The Dock Lines   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Dec 20, 2009 - 03:22 pm - We just wanted to let you all know that we are cutting the dock lines January 15,2010. We will head for the Bahamas, attend a wedding in Jamaica on Fe...
Dec 27, 2009 - 09:07 pm - Don,Best wishes to you and Lana. I hope you all have a wonderful time. We will look forward to following your travels through your blog.
Jan 02, 2010 - 09:46 pm - Exciting time. Good luck and remember to remind yourself at 0230 with the anchor dragging " I am having fun!" and do keep the blog going if y...
Jan 06, 2010 - 09:18 pm - Brief update. We finished the fiberglass turtle today and will install tomorrow. Then we will have a place to mount our life raft. Canvass contractor ...
Jan 10, 2010 - 11:34 am - Also besides shoes and candy for the kids the wife and I got a bunch of paper and crayons and pencils. We shipped them to friends on the Rio Dulce an...
Jan 12, 2010 - 05:54 pm - Admiral Nelson just rminded me that I failed to invite our Westsail friends to our Bon Voyage Party. Here are the details; Thursday January 14, 2010. ...
Jan 13, 2010 - 02:10 pm - Bon Voyage you two, stay safe and have fun!
Jan 18, 2010 - 04:10 pm - crossing the gulf stream tomorrow night direct to freeport from key largo fl
Jan 18, 2010 - 05:54 pm - Wishing you guys a safe and speedy crossing..and have fun!Fair WindsAndrea
Jan 27, 2010 - 10:22 pm - We are having a blast! 9kts in the Gulf Stream.Check out our blog. www.captainmontgomery.com

Mediterranean Cruising   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 25, 2005 - 10:43 pm - Has anybody done much cruising in the Mediterranean? I have a million questions for a patient soul
Aug 26, 2005 - 10:43 am - Hi James,There have been many Westsails to travel the Med, most came through during their circumnavigations. Not having any direct info for you, I can...

Merry Christmas From The Solomon's   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Dec 17, 2009 - 05:47 pm - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,Leaving Gizo to spend Christmas with some other yachts in the Vonavona Lagoon near the Island of Lola. My best re...
Dec 19, 2009 - 10:37 am - Living the DreamYOU GO DAVIDHave a great holiday.Regards,Christian

Mico Verde Sailing Logs   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Dec 08, 2005 - 12:53 pm - Greetings -- we're owners of a W32 from Seattle (purchased in San Diego three years ago).We've just completed our first 10,000 nm of cruising from the...

New Orleans   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 30, 2005 - 10:25 pm - Thoughts go out to the people (and animals) in New Orleans.When Mike M. was prepping to head out cruising, I remember he had to dodge a hurricane aimi...
Aug 31, 2005 - 02:23 pm - I thought the same thing. I guess it's kinda like he won the lottery here.Go mike
Sep 05, 2005 - 11:41 am - Indeed... I too wondered that leaving even in early June might have been too `late` and my close brushes with Arlene, Cindy & Emily seemed to conf...
Sep 05, 2005 - 03:58 pm - Well Mike,I don't know if this will help but I posted this on the CSBB... a link to someone's photo album of Slidell... sure are glad you're out of th...
Sep 06, 2005 - 09:31 am - MikeHere is a link to satellite imagery of the hurricane areas. Maybe you can find the area where your car was stored to assess the damage.http://ngs....
Sep 07, 2005 - 04:36 pm - I finally heard my car was flooded and is probably (or should be) totalled since it was brackish/salt water. Damn... I liked that lil carI do believe ...

Oil Spill In The SF Bay -   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Nov 11, 2007 - 11:48 am - Here is a link to the AIS track of thefrom boatingsf.com news letter.http://www.boatingsf.com/busan.php"Fellow San Francisco Bay Enthusiasts,Last ...
Nov 13, 2007 - 02:42 pm - I heard Nancy Pelosi blame it on George Bush and global warming....
Nov 13, 2007 - 06:48 pm - Come on guys, let's NOT get political here. True, most of the earth's problems are due to cowboys and climate change... But this one seems rather to h...
Nov 14, 2007 - 08:43 am - Jeff spoken like a true Republican.I agree Brian
Nov 14, 2007 - 01:13 pm - a Comment on the Accident.As I have passed this column more than a couple of times,the Radar thing may not be what you would expect (but the Pilot wou...
Nov 14, 2007 - 01:23 pm - Jay I forgot one other item that may explain the sharp turn.Central control station for inshore Ch 14 ( if I remember correctly) the bay, may have ord...
Nov 14, 2007 - 07:01 pm - Many years ago, when I was flying airplanes, a flight instructor told me the cardinal rule -- FLY THE DAMNED AIRPLANE! All too often, pilots (aircraft...
Nov 14, 2007 - 10:21 pm - Norm et al -- Just to clarify -- the statement in my post is from an email by boatus.com (note the quotes) - I have no direct knowledge of the inciden...

On The Rio Dulce   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 17, 2005 - 04:38 pm - Well, I finally made it. I had to get out of Belize because it's so dang expensive and it was eating my cruising funds.Made it in 3 days from San Pedr...
Aug 17, 2005 - 04:39 pm - whoops, typo... obviously, make that a Westsail 32
Aug 19, 2005 - 03:51 pm - Mike, 'Glad to see you got to Rio Dulce. Your car is fine; sun-shades in the window; starts every time; not in the way. Keep in touch. -John.
Aug 20, 2005 - 10:02 am - Hey John! Didn't think to see you posting here ;)Dropped you a postcard from the Rio. No reliable mail here so people give 'flat letter' mail to those...
Aug 22, 2005 - 07:42 am - The only Pegasus we have listed in the membership DB belongs to Scott Page out of Honolulu. If you dink over close enough to read the hull id it shoul...
Aug 22, 2005 - 05:18 pm - I hear the owner of the Pegasus is currently taking care of business somewhere in Alaska. He is supposedly due back sometime soon so I'm keeping an ey...
Nov 18, 2005 - 06:07 am - Mike,You haven't said much about bugs. What's the scoop on the little ones? Do you have more in the lagoon? Is that why people choose the river?
Mar 07, 2006 - 12:13 pm - Actually I haven't needed to pull out my bug screens even once.One night after some rain at Isla Majures a breeze blew a buncha mosquitos to the boat ...
Nov 01, 2006 - 12:04 am - Fun to read all of this... Those of you who are already 'out there' doing it! Just a general update on 'Pegasus'- Mark Talley sailed her from Galapago...
Dec 10, 2006 - 09:02 am - Mike,Just read your posts on the Mexico and Ducle trip. Fascinating reading. Thanks for the info.I myself happen to love Costa Rica. Yet, I never hear...

Panama Canal Questions,,,   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jul 25, 2008 - 08:42 am - I am looking to sail from Long Beach to Texas via the Panama Canal, I am having trouble finding information on the canal other then there is an 800.00...
Jul 25, 2008 - 10:16 am - I have never been there. You might try:www.pancanal.comwww.noonsite.comwww.ssca.org search the discussion board.
Jul 25, 2008 - 05:05 pm - I have never been there either but tryhttp://www.latitude38.com/index.htmland search the site.Latitude 38 has a lot of stories about going through the...
Jul 29, 2008 - 10:30 pm - Why don't you give Peter Wickman a call. He is in Wisconsin. His number is 608-669-6789. He and his wife Jennifer sailed Dream Weaver (now Bloodhound)...
Nov 06, 2009 - 08:00 pm - I just googled up "Panama canal transit" or something like that and got all kinds of info plus a link to some nice bulletin boards.Fees are in...
Dec 07, 2009 - 11:39 am - We transited in August 2009 aboard INFINI, our W-43. Deposit was $900 US, cash only, and fee was $600 US (again, cash only). You must sign an attestat...
Dec 07, 2009 - 02:28 pm - I always heard it was five knots, how things change!My W32 may not maintain eight knots.Would that be the end of the canal option?
Dec 08, 2009 - 01:42 pm - Randy, when we brought our K32 from south to north through the canal in '04 the 8 kt distinction had just been implemented, though 5 kts was still the...
Dec 08, 2009 - 07:18 pm - Great info, thanks.I just read the APC (Autoridade de la Panama Canal) (or something like that) official panamal canal website. What I gather is fairl...
Dec 09, 2009 - 10:35 am - Jimmy Cornell's "Noonsite.com" website had apparently current information on transiting the canal. He reports.Minimum sustainable speed 5 knot...
Dec 13, 2009 - 04:46 pm - We transited the canel in April of 09 on our WS32. We were advised to say we could do the required 8 knots by the rep we hired (Enrecka Plumber) The i...
Dec 13, 2009 - 07:52 pm - Thanks for the info.So, it seems like after hiring the agent and renting dock lines and fenders, plus a possible overnight and second day of pilotage,...
Dec 15, 2009 - 11:43 am - To be a little for specific the cost break down is a follows:150 - 200 to check in and out of panama100 lines65/day for each line handler600 transit f...

Pt. Townsend To San Diego   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jun 14, 2005 - 05:32 pm - We are planning to cruise from Pt. Townsend to San Diego this August on our Westsail 32...has anyone done this trip recently? What are your recommenda...
Dec 08, 2005 - 03:10 pm - Clark, we did the trip on our W32 in 2004. Drop me an email for details/questions. The best advice I could give is to treat the passage like a deliver...

Ratlines   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Feb 24, 2005 - 10:09 am - (I'm posting here because I can't remember my crumby password!) I'd like to put ratlines on the boat, even though we have mast steps. I think wooden i...
Feb 24, 2005 - 08:43 pm - Try this site:http://www.geocities.com/fluidmotion2/home.htmlI think that s/v Fluid Motion has a setup like what you are looking for.Ed PullenKibitka
Feb 25, 2005 - 01:53 pm - Ken, if your dues are current, click on the Member's Area link and on the Login Screen, there is a link for I forgot my password... if you remember wh...
Feb 25, 2005 - 04:55 pm - I've been contemplating wood ratlines for a while now. I can't seem to come up with any hard answers ('this is what I did'), just lots of ideas from o...
Feb 27, 2005 - 03:07 pm - Mike:I kinda worry about windage in addition to cost of teak. I have just used line lashed on for a good period. Cheap and as you are in the doldrums,...
Feb 28, 2005 - 08:45 pm - Frank,Good idea - it has worked on sailing vessels since the time the mast was invented, I would imagine. Depending on thickness though, any thing - i...
Mar 01, 2005 - 06:51 pm - Thanks, all. Michael, I appreciate the info, but I'm just too lazy and busy with the up-coming cruise to bother re-learning my password. The technolog...

Rio Dulce Update   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Feb 10, 2007 - 06:21 pm - Just thought you might be interested in what I've been doing this past year.I got back from the Bay Islands (Honduras) last May to fulfill a committme...

Rio Rendezvous   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

May 11, 2007 - 01:04 pm - With 4 (count 'em) four Westsails now here on the Rio Dulce we have a good start on a Rendezvous.So come on down.. the water's fine!

Samoa Tsunami   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 02, 2009 - 05:23 pm - Here are pictures of the tsunami in Samoa. That's a Westsail in #12... http://www.sailblogs.com/member/thewanderer/
Oct 02, 2009 - 06:58 pm - Great Pictures!I'm in Graciosa Bay in the Santa Cruz group of the Solomons. I did not hear of the tsunami untill it was an hour away from us. Fortunut...
Oct 03, 2009 - 08:36 am - the blogger is in a westsail 39. Singlehanding at 65interesting fellow.rich
Oct 03, 2009 - 01:03 pm - What a story! A first hand account of a small boat Anchored Near Shore in a real tsunami, surviving to tell the story. I never heard of another one, t...

Seattle To Kona Solo   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jul 05, 2008 - 12:37 pm - I have been working hard refitting my w28 Gulliver for about a year now. I am setting out for hawaii this next week. I have been reading a lot of advi...
Jul 05, 2008 - 03:28 pm - Well, good luck and have a great ride!Once you get to Hawaii, send in some photos and a description of your adventure to the editors for a future issu...
Jul 07, 2008 - 01:58 pm - Way to go and Good luck!!!! and here's a note copied from Norm Rhines post (under general discussion I think):A comment to the Hawaii crowdLanding in ...
Jul 08, 2008 - 01:53 am - Kendall,That sounds great! It should be quite an adventure, especially single-handed. I cannot wait to hear a report of your trip. Please post to the ...
Jul 29, 2008 - 11:16 am - Just got my #@$% handed to me off the coast of the California- Oragon coast. A full storm waves around 40 feet high and winds 50-60. The boat handled ...
Jul 29, 2008 - 01:15 pm - Kendall (Mano?),Glad to hear you made it through OK and still like your boat! Were you alone?Also, did you try to heave to during the slop? I'm curiou...
Jul 31, 2008 - 08:31 am - Hey, voyager,Guess we're all kind of jealous, even of your misfortunes. If it makes you feel any better, I was reading all the U.S. Coast Pilots and m...
Jul 31, 2008 - 11:59 pm - Kendall, you may not want to take the time to answer this question now, but when you have a chance I would be interested in hearing more about your tw...
Aug 01, 2008 - 12:31 pm - Both of my head sails are roller furling. I found that changing the sail plan around helped a lot in different situations. In light air my staysail wo...
Aug 01, 2008 - 12:37 pm - Yes, the Pacific North West is a bugger, I think that is why there are so many boats stuck there. The straights leaving are rough with current and can...
Aug 01, 2008 - 12:40 pm - I can post pics but I am not sure how, cut and paste doesnt work, any ideas?
Aug 01, 2008 - 12:45 pm - Go to the bottom of this page and click on "Help/Instructions" for information on posting pictures.
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Aug 01, 2008 - 01:00 pm - Here she sits in Eureka CA, should be off in about 5 days.ps thanks for the help
Aug 05, 2008 - 07:09 pm - Kendall, Mano,Have you considered carrying warps that you can trail in the event of foul conditions (something like 300 ft. of 7/8" line. My resea...
Aug 05, 2008 - 08:57 pm - Yes, I have heard of it. I have to say that the seaanchor is a no go. There are a lot of variables to consider in rough conditions especially if the c...
Aug 05, 2008 - 10:44 pm - Kendall, Mano,Looks like you are still on the coast of CA. A note from someone who waited to long (Oct/ Nov.)It is much nicer to do the trip in Aug. (...
Aug 06, 2008 - 08:42 pm - thanks for the advice , I am hoping to leave asap but am still working on fuel issue. if it gets yoo late, i might be here till next season. I really ...
Aug 06, 2008 - 10:41 pm - Whats the fuel issue Kendall? I live close to Eureka and have several good friends who live there and are knowledgeable
Aug 06, 2008 - 11:08 pm - Thats if you want or need help
Aug 08, 2008 - 09:52 am - The storm shook up my fuel tanks and my system got all backed up. Injectors and all. I have parts on order but am feeling late in the season by the ti...
Aug 08, 2008 - 07:21 pm - Hey - no problem ! There are three W32's in Brookings where we live
Aug 10, 2008 - 11:33 pm - Kendall, you may want to consider cutting an inspection port or two in your tank, pumping the diesel out, and throughly cleaning the inside of the tan...
Aug 11, 2008 - 07:40 am - Hi George,My W28, a factory boat, also has a 37 gallon tank. According to all the literature I have, I'm pretty sure that was the standard size.I plan...
Aug 11, 2008 - 08:48 am - I talked to a fellow about cutting inspection ports in my tanks, and he said his company couldn't or wouldn't do it -- are you doing these yourself?
Aug 11, 2008 - 10:05 am - Gulliver looks like a beautiful boat - I would love to see more closeup pics of her, especially the stays'l rigging and cockpit/boomkin area and wind ...
Aug 11, 2008 - 11:05 am - Here is another pic, i havent taken any close up
Aug 11, 2008 - 11:08 am -
Aug 11, 2008 - 11:22 am - My paperwork says 35 gallons. I use that number because it is conservative. Yes, a 5 inch hole saw and then an 9 inch plate with a gasket. I am sure t...
Aug 11, 2008 - 02:53 pm - Kendall and ManoGreat pictures!a couple of questionsWhy would you paint the topsides (they look great in the photos) a Note on LPU, it is great above ...
Aug 11, 2008 - 03:16 pm - the topsides are gelcoat and I willpaint with awlgrip, got to make her even prettier, that way when I sell her she will sparkleEureka is a little slow...
Aug 12, 2008 - 01:15 pm - I am actually considering putting her on the market, I think it is better to do that on the mainland than out in the pacific.
Aug 13, 2008 - 10:17 am - So instead of going to Kona, you're selling it outright?I'm confused!?
Aug 13, 2008 - 12:02 pm - Yes, is a multitude of different things that has me comming to this conclusion.
Sep 02, 2009 - 12:51 pm - Aint love grand!
Sep 02, 2009 - 09:43 pm - Thanks for the education, Kendall. Very, very, very few sailors and even fewer Westailors ever have the misfortune to personally deal with the conditi...

Sneaker Wave Photograph Outside The GGB   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 11, 2009 - 03:18 pm - If you are sailing in and around the SF Bay you need to take a look at the story found at the link to Latitude 38 below ... It's hairy even on calm da...

So Pacific Charts Anyone??   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Feb 01, 2009 - 06:11 pm - anyone have a good (i.e. cheap!) source for paper charts, and/or pilots, of the various south pacific island groups??
Feb 03, 2009 - 02:11 pm - Brian,I may be able to get electronic forms of Pacific charts, if that'll help you at all.To anyone interested, I have electronic charts of most of th...

Solomon Islands   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

May 05, 2007 - 10:49 pm - Hi, We are heading this way during the 2007/8 season, and wondered if anyone had visited there and had some tips/must see/do things.Cheers, Jill

Spare Groco Seacock Rubber Plugs?   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

May 27, 2004 - 11:22 am - Question: Does anybody have a Groco rubber plug (SV1506 or SV756) that can be used as a sample for demonstration purposes? I've been in contact with s...
Jun 27, 2004 - 02:37 pm - I have one i think/richSV jasmine
Jul 16, 2004 - 02:41 pm - Rich,Please contact me at btaplin@westsail.comBud
Jul 31, 2004 - 05:33 pm - I have several sizes. Let me know if you still need one.HenryW32 "Caracolita"
Feb 24, 2006 - 11:14 am - I just took two of my seacocks apart thinking they were the metal kind as I was going to resurface them and grease. To my surprise the inside part is ...
Feb 24, 2006 - 03:38 pm - Scott,Yes, that is what we are talking about. If you trim off any bumps on the rubber with a razor blade, and clean them up, you can usually use them ...

Still In Central America   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

May 12, 2006 - 07:33 am - Hola again from Guatemala...I'm again on the Rio Dulce. In fact, like others I've decided to keep the boat on the Rio Dulce as a sort of 'home base'. ...
May 12, 2006 - 06:46 pm - Hey Mike, what's the temperature like down there? Closest I've gotten was Tobago, where with the heat and humidity, I could barely move... of course, ...
May 18, 2006 - 06:29 am - Hola amigo...It was pretty hot but we've been getting some cloudy days, rain, etc. lately which has cooled things off. Fortunately it's always breezy ...

Up The TennTom   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jun 17, 2007 - 01:42 pm - Has anyone gone up the Tenn-Tomm waterway from the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Michigan. I am concerned about the currents on the Mobile River and on the M...
Jun 17, 2007 - 07:44 pm - Steve -Haven't been there myself, but I have a 1991 cruising guide to the Tenn-Tom, Mobile to Paducah/Knoxville, and it says the current rarely exceed...

W-43 INFINI Cruising Blog   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Dec 15, 2008 - 04:54 am - We've started a very simple cruising blog fellow Westies may enjoy as we meander around. It's not a techie website; more of a travelogue with pictures...
Dec 21, 2008 - 11:07 am - Hi, let us know if you want us to include a link to your site on our Member's Sites page. If so, it would be helpful if you could tell us a link to a ...

We Are On The Way!!!   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Apr 08, 2004 - 07:32 pm - Just sold the house! Looks like we are really going cruising this year!See all of you on the water!Yippie!!!Steve
May 29, 2004 - 12:10 am - Hope to launch next Friday, one week from today. I'll keep you all posted. Hope the boat doesn't sink!Anyone up for a Great Lakes Rendezvous?We will p...

Westsail 11.8 (32?) Hooligan 2nd In Division A, West Pac 06   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jul 30, 2006 - 10:46 am - Caught a note in Latitude 38 August 2006 issue.Seems "Hooligan" a Westsail 11.8 (32) was second of 7 in Division A in the 2006 West Marine Pac...
Jul 30, 2006 - 02:30 pm - The Westsail 39 was also called the 11.8, as that is the length in meters.
Jul 30, 2006 - 05:35 pm - I was just rechecking my math -- and tried to find out more on the WS 39 but not much except a exterior photo.Thanks for the info and correction.

Westsail In A Charter Fleet?   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Nov 15, 2005 - 10:59 am - Hi Everyone,My lady and I are looking at several boats for long term cruising. Everything we read seems to point us back to the westsail 32. I would r...
Nov 15, 2005 - 12:02 pm - The only Westsail charter opportunity I've heard of is this guy that has a Westsail 28 and who is currently down around the San Blas islands / Panama....
Nov 16, 2005 - 01:40 am - Yep - there sure is... in Kona, the big Island of Hawaii. Here is the Website: http://www.sailkona.com/index.htmlIf you check them out - please let us...
Nov 16, 2005 - 12:37 pm - I personally know Mike Karlson on W32 Honu in HI, and he is a good guy, and the boat is in excellent condition. I was aboard a few years ago while doi...
Nov 18, 2005 - 11:59 am - Thanks for the feedback everyone. I've contacted Mike about chartering Honu. Can't wait. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again.
Nov 19, 2005 - 09:46 am - Well, Mike is willing to charter Honu for day and sunset sails, but no bareboat possibilities. Not exactly what I am looking for. I still really appre...
Oct 16, 2008 - 08:37 am - It has been a while since anyone posted to this thread, so I was wondering if anyone knew of opportunities to charter, or just swap sailing opportunit...
Jan 11, 2009 - 09:21 am - Frank,I have never heard of a W32 available for bareboat charter and looked for a year or so.Good luck in your search, though. Just wanted you to know...
Jan 12, 2009 - 09:06 am - Randy,I guess Rock City is not a big draw among sailors;-) I have talked and emailed with a few Westsailors around Mobile and Panama City, and I know ...
Feb 13, 2009 - 09:16 pm - Hey Frank,I think most of us just do the research, take the plunge/pay the dues/admission to the club and take our chances with the boat. I'll tell yo...
Feb 13, 2009 - 11:12 pm - Frank,If you're ever in SW Florida (Charlotte Harbor area), get in touch. I'll take you sailingCheers,Aaron N.
Feb 14, 2009 - 01:05 pm - Aaron,Thanks. I may take you up on that. It would be nice if a Rendezvous could be organized on the Gulf somewhere. I know there have been attempts by...

Wi-Fi   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

May 07, 2004 - 05:07 pm - Does any one know how prevelent Wi-Fi is for internet access in marinas down the east coast?
Nov 08, 2004 - 08:27 pm - It's becoming increasingly common. I can often pick up a wi-fi signal from the boat (sometimes for a fee). Another option that I've had great success ...
Aug 16, 2005 - 11:18 am - did sent this message via wfi in DeltavilleMarine being at anchor. It is free and works perfect.Willem de Jong on s.v. Elven
Jul 04, 2006 - 09:04 am - We are also interested in using WiFi for our cruising needs. We take cottage reservations for summer rentals during the winter months. Since we hope t...
Jul 06, 2006 - 06:51 pm - Since posting my original question over two years ago, I found Wi-Fi access availability limited due to its short range. When available, there was not...
Apr 17, 2009 - 01:44 pm - Guiseppie's in Niceville Fl has WiFi, I put in the wireless router in mid 2008 while I was going to EOD school. The network was open access at the tim...
Oct 05, 2009 - 06:21 am - If you're crusing the East coast, yes you can get wifi but when you get to crowded areas or way away the best is an Air Card. I'm in the middle of Bac...

Yet More Cruising Blogs...   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

May 05, 2007 - 10:51 pm - As you can see from my postings today, I have found free wifi! So, I thought I'd take the opportunity to let you guys know we have NZ/Pacific blogs on...
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