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Brass Cabintop Hatch   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Dec 19, 2009 - 12:30 pm - I have been able to arrange a group buy on the brass deck hatch some owners have asked for. Will need an order for at least six of them, and they will...
Dec 20, 2009 - 03:38 pm - Bud, Thank you for your efforts for the group buy on the brass hatch. The square polished one will fit my needs nicely. The group price is a considera...

Cape Horn Windvanes   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 17, 2006 - 01:48 pm - I just got an email from Yves Gelinas of CAPE HORN windvanes. They make a specific model for the W-32 called Toucana. The current price is $2989. If w...
Aug 17, 2006 - 06:14 pm - Don, you can put me down as a potentual. I currently have a Sayes rig and am not sure yet. I have heard great things about the Capehorn.
Aug 17, 2006 - 06:17 pm - Where can I get some more info on the wind vanes? I might well be interested -- I have a Sayes Rig that I think is missing some parts and I don't even...
Aug 17, 2006 - 09:48 pm - Terry,www.capehorn.comMonitor is another option, but Cape Horn has my vote for the cluttered boomkin of a W32 set up for cruising.Happy sailin',Aaron ...
Aug 20, 2006 - 12:45 am - Hello,Due to the (in our opinion), graceful design we are prospective buyers as well. Please put us down as interested.David & Marci MosbachDove #...
Aug 20, 2006 - 10:24 am - Well, we now have three interested buyers of the Cape Horn vane. I will contact Yves Gelinas and ask how we should proceed. I will allow another week ...
Aug 24, 2006 - 06:00 pm - Hey guys. Congrats on your decision for the group buy. Last time we did it when I bought mine, Yves required a $500 deposit to begin work. Price will ...
Aug 25, 2006 - 08:15 am - We have had a couple people back away so we remain at two possible buyers at this time. I will keep this posting open for the next couple weeks to see...
Aug 29, 2006 - 08:55 pm - Thought you might be interested to know that the Toucana Windvane was originally designed around my Westail 32 which was origianlly named "Toucana...
Sep 01, 2006 - 09:29 am - Terry,I presume you still have the vane and use it. Are you satisfied with their product? How old is it and has it held up well? Lastly, is it mounted...
Sep 01, 2006 - 06:35 pm - I believe these are pictures of Terence's W32...http://www.capehorn.com/sections/liste/w-sail32.htmAnother great installationof a Toucana aboard a Bri...
Oct 13, 2006 - 06:40 pm - I just read the Toucana thread. I'm interested, but would like to read up on it a bit. I'm restoring my W32 and have never used a windvane so I have m...
Oct 22, 2006 - 11:06 pm - Is there still a possibility of a group buy? We are interested and would like a current price.Fred and Patti BrayWS32 "Chinook"
Oct 27, 2006 - 11:32 am - My W32 SV Journey has the Cape Horn vane system which I purchased and installed myself in early 2003. It is not complex to install, setup, or use. It ...
Jan 18, 2007 - 02:16 pm - Hi all,I would like to get together a group buy for Cape Horn windvane.Ricks/v Oceana
Apr 14, 2008 - 04:15 pm - Strong possible interest here- anybody have anything bad to say about the cape horn vane with the W32? I have (or will shortly!) the stainless boomkin...
Apr 14, 2008 - 05:29 pm - Brian,I've never heard a thing bad about Cape Horn vanes from anyone who owns one. Not a thing. They're bulletproof and as good as, if not better than...
Apr 14, 2008 - 06:54 pm - I just sold my Aries (which I'm not so sure was a great idea) so I'd be in on a group buy, too - no hurry but count me in when everyones ready...
Apr 14, 2008 - 08:26 pm - I'm in! (and btw, if anybody on this forum has not seen Yves's great solo circumnavigation movie 'Around the World with Jean De Sud', it's a must! (yo...
Apr 15, 2008 - 08:28 am - We might be in as well, if the Cape Horn is suitable for a W28. I'll check some websites and see what I can see but we're a definite 'maybe'.
Apr 15, 2008 - 02:07 pm - Ouch! I just checked out the prices on the Monitor site. Guess I've never priced windvanes before but this was definitely more than I had in mind for ...
Apr 15, 2008 - 03:41 pm - I think they were talking about the Cape Horn windvane, not the Monitor, however, the prices are all in the same ballpark :-)
Apr 15, 2008 - 03:55 pm - They usually give 10-15% off group (3+) buys.Cheers,Aaron N.
Apr 16, 2008 - 08:30 am - Right you are, Michael. Not sure how I got the names screwed up between one post and the next. But, like you say, the prices are in the same ballpark....
Apr 22, 2008 - 10:55 am - Just checking in.. Where are we with this group buy?Current list price on the Cape Horn vane??
Apr 28, 2008 - 08:19 pm - count me in (before i spend the money on something else! it appears we have our three (me, brian, rick & jamie, maybe fred)patshaboom W32 #427
Apr 28, 2008 - 09:21 pm - Do we know that the Cape Horn vane will mount OK with the stainless boomkin? Bud??
Apr 29, 2008 - 12:20 am - I am very interested but would like the answers to Brian's questions. Will it mount on the stainless steel boomkin, and how much is it going to cost?C...
Apr 29, 2008 - 08:58 am - from yves this morning:Pat,If your boomkin is stainless steel, we will provide you with curved U-shaped fittings for fastening the mounting struts to ...
May 01, 2008 - 08:28 pm - I have some pictures of a Cape Horn windvane mounted on both a W32 wood boomkin and on one of my W32 stainless steel boomkins. Drop me an email I will...
May 05, 2008 - 10:43 pm - Count me in.
May 07, 2008 - 06:20 pm - You can also count us in. Does someone provide Yves at Cape Horn with the names of the people participating in the group buy and then the individuals ...
May 08, 2008 - 05:26 pm - i'll be happy to coordinate with Yves if nobody has a problem with that. i'm thinking we just send him our three names at once, he asks for a check or...
May 08, 2008 - 05:58 pm - I second the nomination for Pat to be our duly appointed Captain. Thanks Pat!RegardsDoug and Jodys/v El Gitano
May 08, 2008 - 06:46 pm - All those in favor... Aye!
May 08, 2008 - 06:53 pm - Pat,Add me to your list. My e-mail is wordench(at)esuhsd(dot)org. Let me know what I need to do.Chuck
May 09, 2008 - 09:43 am - in the event you didn't get cc:'d (brian, i don't have your email address), here's the note i just sent to yves at cape horn:*Yves,Good news! A nu...
May 09, 2008 - 11:47 am - sojourn50@alaska.net - Don't seem to have yours either, Pat...?
May 09, 2008 - 12:47 pm - from yves in response to my last email:Dear Pat :If we receive as many as five orders in the following month, we can increase the discount to 20%.Howe...
May 09, 2008 - 03:06 pm - Absolutely.
May 09, 2008 - 05:32 pm - Hell of a deal. Yves must have a soft spot for whining Westsailers. Were in.
May 09, 2008 - 06:59 pm - Sounds good to meMy new E-mail is westiny@embarqmail.com
May 10, 2008 - 09:02 pm - Hi folks,I'm would like to join the group buy for the the cape horn windvane. I sail Neverland, a 1976 W32 with standard wood boomkin. Does that make ...
May 11, 2008 - 11:07 am - Pat:S/V Marsh Duck is joining this group buy for a Cape Horn windvane. We met Eric Sicotte at the Oakland Sail Show in April (Yves the previous year)....
May 11, 2008 - 12:27 pm - I'm still want in on it, too!
May 12, 2008 - 08:58 am - it looks like we're still gathering some more folks for this. my hope is we can squeeze an additional discount, so if i can get everyone that's on boa...
May 12, 2008 - 09:22 am - Boy if I didn't already have a monitor, I'd be onboard in a second! The Cape Horn installation is so much cleaner than that of the Monitor, and suppos...
May 12, 2008 - 12:56 pm - perfect time to sell that monitor, aaron!
May 12, 2008 - 08:06 pm - Pat,I know, I know! But it is installed any works well...I'd be hard pressed to explain why we need to sell something that works perfectly well to get...
May 15, 2008 - 08:59 am - Pat,I still want in on this deal as well.Tom Koehl
May 16, 2008 - 09:55 am - i'm goin to pull together the names of everyone this evening and send them to Yves. If you haven't done so already, please send me a note with your re...
May 16, 2008 - 02:37 pm - Hi Pat,I ordered Yves' DVD of his 1982-3 solo circumnavigation and received it today. It is a beautiful film, highly recomended. He reminds me of Bern...
May 16, 2008 - 10:15 pm - i sent yves the following this evening:Yves,As of today, here are the names of the folks in on the Westsail group buy. As best I can tell, we've all g...
May 18, 2008 - 08:41 am - Sent in my $500 deposit yesterday.David Wiencke
May 18, 2008 - 04:45 pm - Hi Pat--I have been following your group purchase effort and would like to add my name to the list. I am Mick Swain ( "Pitiful Pearl " Westsai...
May 18, 2008 - 04:49 pm - Pat--my E-mail address has changed to amswain3@snet.net
May 19, 2008 - 08:08 pm - (mick - do we need to add you to the list? reply to me via tilson at bnl dot gov)today's update:Dear PatYves is away to his boat for a month but I've ...
May 19, 2008 - 08:45 pm - thanks pat, appreciate you riding point on this and keeping us posted~
May 20, 2008 - 07:20 pm - great news, oh brethren of the westie:****Dear PatGood news!Since the group is now so important, the discount will be 25%. On theother...
May 20, 2008 - 08:49 pm - Fantastic! OK, will contact them direct then with deposit by end of June.
May 21, 2008 - 06:18 am - Pat,I posted a suggestion on the Sam L. Morse forum that any Bristol Channel Cutter owner's who are interested participate in our buy. As you know, W3...
May 21, 2008 - 08:03 am - Wow! This is amazing. To quote a previous message from myself: "So I guess you better remove me from the list (unless the group buy discount is RE...
May 21, 2008 - 08:30 am - Great news! Thanks Pat, for co-ordinating this deal. With all these orders, Yves won't have much spare time for sailing Jean-du-Sud this summerI, also...
May 21, 2008 - 10:24 pm - This is my experience. Be aware that, if the appearance of the Cape Horn wind steerer is important to you, you have to specify what you want firmly. T...
May 21, 2008 - 10:28 pm - Incidentally, the wind steerer on Toucana is attached to the top rail for a brace.
May 21, 2008 - 10:51 pm - Joe,Could you post some pictures of your vane and its installation please.Thanks for your time,Aaron N.
May 21, 2008 - 11:27 pm - 2nd that- sounds like there are variations here, and we all of course want the very best... i for one plan a crossing or two and would hate to have is...
May 22, 2008 - 09:52 am - All,I just received this back from Erik about the BCC owners, and I had asked a bit about whether it was worth my selling my Monitor for a Cape Horn. ...
May 22, 2008 - 10:06 am - Oh, I forgot.Please add these names:Aaron Norlund (W32)Bryon Dahl (BCC)Richard Graver (BCC)Gary Mynett (BCC)There is prospective FCC owner, too. But I...
May 22, 2008 - 10:53 am - Regarding the post from Joe Kovacs, I wonder if the "oar" has an ideal length and/or if the piveting mechanism's height above the water is a f...
May 22, 2008 - 11:25 am - Another thought...Older westsail 32s have smaller rudders and this may effect either installation and/or manufacture since the "oar" is appare...
May 22, 2008 - 11:59 am - Hey all,A note from one of the BCC owners participating:quote:Aaron,Please forward our thanks to the WOA message board for allowing us BCC's to get in...
May 22, 2008 - 12:17 pm - thanks, aaron. here's today's missive northbound:Éric,Please add one more Westsail 32, and we've dragged 3 Bristol Channel Cutters into the mix, as we...
May 22, 2008 - 08:27 pm - quote:Hi Aaron,I would like to be part of the group order as well. I will email Eric to let him know. Thanks for organizing this. Anybody interested i...
May 22, 2008 - 09:27 pm - I hate to add this in but after reading some of the string above.Did you guys ever check with Scanmar on there group Pricing for Monitor windvanes? I ...
May 22, 2008 - 09:50 pm - I miss anyone? heck, just drop them a note and tell 'em you're one of us!****Eric,I thought I?d give my Westsail Owners a bit of start...
May 23, 2008 - 08:41 am - quote:Dear AaronThanks for putting your trust into CapeHorn Self-Steering.I think you can say to everyone to uncross their fingers, Santa did his job ...
May 23, 2008 - 09:44 am - Pat, If you could contact Eric at Cape Horn, and ask him if it would not be easier to attach the two bottom brace legs to the connection points that a...
May 23, 2008 - 10:01 am - Pat or Aaron (I've lost track of who's ramrodding this), please add my name to the list:Stephen Yoder (W28).When I send my deposit to Yves I'll let hi...
May 23, 2008 - 10:56 am - Pat, I also thought of another important item that must be considered. That is the mounting method of the windvane on the boomkin. There are two diffe...
May 28, 2008 - 01:23 pm - (thanks for your comments, bud. i'll pass the word on to Cape Horn. always good to have the "guru" tapped into the process!)wishing to ensure ...
May 29, 2008 - 04:05 pm - My understanding from Eric is that we have until the end of June to get our deposits in for this group rate. That is what I am planning. I would also ...
May 30, 2008 - 11:40 pm - Awright, I've tried to put up a picture of the Cape Horn installation on Sea Breeze, but I can't get it to go up. It looks like the installation on Sa...
Jun 11, 2008 - 08:19 am - Just want to give props to Eric at Cape Horn. I sent him an e-mail asking to get in on the deal and sent pictures of the stern of my W28 which does no...
Jun 12, 2008 - 11:13 am - I won't be able to get my deposit in untill the 1st or 2nd week of July - I've been shanghai'd by some friends with a 35' catamaran and ended up in th...
Jun 12, 2008 - 09:01 pm - OK, I'm in -- I'll send the deposit this coming week. I'm also getting a stainless steel boomkin from Bud, and he suggested I check with Cape Horn to ...
Jun 27, 2008 - 10:15 am - Does anyone know whether or not we have to pay some sort of duty on these vanes since they're manufactured in Canada. If no one here knows I'll ask Yv...
Jul 17, 2008 - 05:32 pm - Hey all, sorry to have missed this group buy. My mother just passed away after a prolonged illness. I was her 24/7 caregiver as well as son... Parkins...
Jul 17, 2008 - 06:02 pm - You could try,call or e-mail, we didn't send our deposit until the end of June. Recieved confirmation last week it's going to take two or three months...
Jul 17, 2008 - 06:26 pm - With the NAFTA agreement there should be no duty both Canada and Mexico are members
Jul 18, 2008 - 07:53 am - Thanks for the info re: duty, Edward & Susan. BTW, Yves is only charging $75.00 shipping even all the way out here to Oregon.
Jul 22, 2008 - 12:56 pm - Wow - I haven't checked the message board for a long time and had no idea the Cape Horn group buy had taken off. I had given up on it in 2006.I have c...
Sep 01, 2008 - 07:44 pm - To those who are participating in this group buy: Let me know (you can post here or email me at <westsailor@earthlink.net>) when you actually ...
Sep 13, 2008 - 09:13 am - Just a note. I bought the Toucana model this past spring specifyingit was for a W32 and am loving it. However the model I was sold, the tower was to s...
Oct 17, 2008 - 07:43 pm - Hey all,Éric from Cape Horn asked me to post this:The first dozen units are ready for the WOA buyers. Those interested in getting the units soonest, c...
Nov 20, 2008 - 08:02 pm - Thought I would let every one know,I recived my vane on 11/16/08.I think I was in the first shipment.
Nov 21, 2008 - 08:08 am - I got an e-mail from Yves saying mine has shipped (Tuesday, 11/18/08) and should be here next week.
Nov 21, 2008 - 09:11 am - All,Please take before/after and installation photos of your Cape Horn windvane. I am going to create a web page showing this as an "ideal group b...
Jan 05, 2009 - 11:44 am - Hey all,When I spoke to Yves before Christmas, he said they had two units ready to ship. If you want yours now, get in touch with them. They won't sta...
Jan 05, 2009 - 06:45 pm - Who's gotten theirs so far? I emailed Yves some time back and told he could move my name to the bottom of the list, since I won't be going cruising fo...
Jan 06, 2009 - 08:23 am - I got mine the latter half of November. Of course I paid for it back in July. Since I have no stern pulpit on my W28, I wasn't able to use the Toucana...
Jan 06, 2009 - 02:11 pm - I emailed Eric in Oct. telling him I didn't need my vane until spring since we're out of the water for the winter. I will step up now if no one else w...
Mar 19, 2009 - 07:24 pm - Alright everyone!Pony up the photos! I really want to put a webpage together showing photos of the vanes installed on our boats, as well as to detail ...
Mar 20, 2009 - 12:24 pm - Aaron,I have pictures of Monitor, Aires, and a few other types of vanes installed on the Westsail boats. If you want, I can send you these pictures by...
Mar 20, 2009 - 08:46 pm - Bud,That would be great. I am especially interested in getting photos of Cape Horns purchased in this group buy.Please do send the photos - Email is f...
Mar 21, 2009 - 08:59 pm - Aaron,I do have some pictures of the Cape Horn, however none of the pictures show the Cape Horn from this group buy.
Apr 04, 2009 - 03:29 pm - Recieved my CapeHorn last week. There was a mysterious $43 "brokerage fee" added onto the shipping charge by UPS. Sort of a ransom-tax-bribe t...
Aug 19, 2009 - 10:04 am - Finally got my Cape Horn Varuna installed on my W28. Per Aaron's request of quite some time ago, here's a picture:
Aug 19, 2009 - 09:58 pm - Steve,Good looking wind vane and mounting.George
Aug 20, 2009 - 09:42 am - Thanks, George. And thanks for fixing the picture size, Aaron (I assume it was you).-Steve
Aug 20, 2009 - 09:51 am - When I first looked at the picture above, I thought that blue structure (a gantry of some sort) was part of the boat! I know our boats are stout, but ...
Aug 21, 2009 - 10:24 am - Terry,The blue thing in the picture is one side of the travelift. We did the installation while hauled out. I recommend this as I tend to lose nuts an...

Group Buy On Winches Will Expire May 1   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Apr 10, 2009 - 06:41 pm - The group buy on the winches will expire on May 1, so April 30 is the last day I have to place any orders.  If you have been thinking about new winche...

How A Group Buy Works   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 10, 2004 - 04:57 pm - If you are in need of a piece of expensive gear that you think others may need also, a group buy may be just the thing. But how does it work?The best ...
Jul 10, 2006 - 05:35 pm - Is anyone interested in trying to "group buy" mainsails over this next winter?
Aug 17, 2006 - 03:25 pm - Is anyone interested in trying to group buy KISS wind generators in the near future?
Sep 13, 2008 - 09:44 am - Is anyone interested in buying either the 3/4 or 1 1/2 inch Spartan Seacock over this winter?
Sep 24, 2008 - 08:29 am - Interested in a group buy mainsail....who were you thinking of getting it from?

Lewmar Winches   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Feb 09, 2009 - 12:55 pm - I am working out a group buy on Lewmar winches. A Westsail owner happens to work in sales at Lewmar, so he has worked up excellent prices on the winch...
Feb 09, 2009 - 07:06 pm - What size would be the replacement for the Barient 22's that I have for jib sheets?
Feb 10, 2009 - 09:33 am - Here are the cross reference sizes: All the Lewmar winches noted here are self-tailing and are chrome bronze. The non self-tailing and other Lewmar wi...
Feb 10, 2009 - 01:08 pm - Does anyone use #30 Lewmars for jib sheets? The #40 will not fit existing winch pads...so will have to replace those as well if I go to #40 Lewmars......
Feb 10, 2009 - 03:43 pm - I installed #30CST's as primarys on my W28 and #16CST's for my halyards. I believe Bud can provide an adaptor plate that attaches to the original winc...
Feb 11, 2009 - 03:55 pm - The easiest thing to do if you want to install winches that are larger on the base bolt circle than the existing tops of the brackets is to remove the...
Feb 15, 2009 - 10:03 am - Bud,Just checking options, here. Satori has Barlow 20s for jib sheets. Do you think it would be okay to drop down to the Lewmar CST #16, or would I ha...
Feb 15, 2009 - 12:29 pm - Randy,Since you can get a lot of tension and power needed to pull on a headsail, I would recommend the largest winches you can afford for the headsail...
Mar 02, 2009 - 06:28 pm - So will #30 Lewmars be to small for primary winches for a w32? Kevin - how are you liking the 30's on your w28?Thanks
Mar 03, 2009 - 09:53 am - With only a $130 each difference between the Lewmar 30 and the 40, I would highly recommend going with the #40 for primary winches on the W32.
Mar 03, 2009 - 11:16 am - The #30ST's work really great on my W28, in fact this the second W28 that I've had #30ST's on. But, I would concur with Bud that 40ST's would probably...
Mar 15, 2009 - 04:53 pm - Check these out on eBay: Lewmar 30s 2 speed non-self tailing CP Bronze new for $185 Buy it Now. I think there still are 5 up for BIN. There were 6 but...
Apr 03, 2009 - 11:44 am - I have placed two good orders on winches so far as part of this group buy. I was told by the Lewmar Rep that this group buy will expire in about a mon...
Apr 10, 2009 - 06:35 pm - FLASH - The group buy on the winches will expire on May 1, so April 30 is the last day I have to place any orders.  If you have been thinking about ne...
Apr 30, 2009 - 09:44 am - The group buy on Lewmar winches ended today. There were 9 owners that took advantage of the buy, purchasing 23 winches, and saving about $14,000 off o...
Aug 19, 2009 - 09:38 am - Bud,Do you know what a Barient 19 is equal to, or what it's power ratio is?Thanks!Aaron
Aug 19, 2009 - 09:57 am - I have some of the old Barient catalogs, and they do not show a Model 19 winch. They have an 18 and 21 in a standard winch, and a 17 and 21 in self-ta...
Aug 27, 2009 - 07:29 am - Bud,Any chance of getting a group buy that would include all bronze self tailing winches? I think we've decided to replace our non-selftailing sheet w...
Aug 27, 2009 - 11:00 am - Aaron,Let me know what you want and I will check on it.
Aug 27, 2009 - 02:25 pm - Bud,We'd want a set of 40s or 48s for our jib sheets, and 16s for the stays'l. We need to figure out how much it'll cost so we can get it saved up.Tha...
Jan 20, 2010 - 07:11 pm - Bud: I could use a pair of Lewmar 30AST winches.Alloy, not chrome. Still available?Thanks for all your efforts!

Md3b Fresh Water Conversion   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 17, 2005 - 10:34 am - i have found a freshwater conversion kit for the vovlo md3b complete for $600 from an oufit in alabama called mesamarine.com. is anyone interested?sil...

Porthole Rain Covers   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Nov 16, 2008 - 11:31 am - I have been in contact with a manufacturer that is making plastic porthole covers to keep out the rain, but permit the porthole to be kept open. They ...
Nov 16, 2008 - 10:30 pm - Aloha Bud, You can put me down for 4 of the 6 inch. I hope there are enough of us to get a good price. Thanks, David B. S/V Asylum.
Nov 17, 2008 - 03:38 am - I will also take at least 2 of eachrich
Nov 17, 2008 - 08:04 am - I'm in for 4 of the 6".Thanks,-Steves/v Siempre Sabado
Dec 20, 2008 - 04:24 pm - I'd be interested in 4 or the 6 inches.
Mar 27, 2009 - 07:12 am - bump, Bud, are you still doing this?
Mar 27, 2009 - 09:38 am - There has not been a great response to this group buy, but I will contact the manufacturer and find out what the minimum number of pieces they would r...
Mar 27, 2009 - 09:46 am - Bud,I'll take 4 of each pleaseJean
Mar 30, 2009 - 04:43 pm - I've discoverd that 1/2 pound deli containers cut properly work beautifully on the 4"ers. Had to buy some sherbet yesteday as that container looks...
Apr 07, 2009 - 02:38 pm - I received an order for a total of 43 of the visors (23 for 6" ports and 10 for 8" ports). The discount with inbound freight only came to $2.0...
Apr 07, 2009 - 09:37 pm - Whoa! Is that $22.95 + $10.35 for EACH 6" visor ($33.30 ea)? I was also kind of hoping the bulk discount would be better than 8%. I think I'm ...
Apr 08, 2009 - 02:25 pm - Steve, The shipping cost is $10.35 for priority mail, no matter how many I can fit in one box. If I find that there is another shipping method that is...
Apr 08, 2009 - 03:45 pm - Bud -I don't recall what I said I'd take. I think 2 of the small ones. Might have said 2 little and 2 big or 4 little. Whatever I said, I'll take them...
Apr 08, 2009 - 06:44 pm - Ken, I will ship them to you by Fed Ex ground. Found that is less expensive than Priority mail, because they are so light in weight. Only $8.70 for fo...

Rudders ?   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 27, 2008 - 10:36 pm - As option for the replacement of badly blistering rudders we have.I am wondering if this would not be a great opportunity to do a groupBuy thing. I wo...
Aug 28, 2008 - 12:09 pm - Norm,I'd be quite interested in a new rudder design.I had planned to haul out this fall and rudder work was part of my agenda. Since they dropped the ...

Spectra Watermaker   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Sep 02, 2008 - 08:04 am - Any interest out there in trying to work up a group buy for a Spectra watermaker?-Steve Yoder
Sep 02, 2008 - 08:56 am - What's a Spectra?
Sep 02, 2008 - 11:07 am - I would be interested...
Sep 03, 2008 - 08:12 am - http://www.spectrawatermakers.com/Got my eye on a Ventura 150. I'll contact the company and see if they have any interest and how many folks we would ...
Sep 03, 2008 - 09:59 am - In my humble opinion. This is by far the best system available and the only one with a reliability factor worth having. With that being said, I have p...
Sep 03, 2008 - 11:16 pm - Aloha, I would be interested.David B. s/v Asylum.
Sep 08, 2008 - 08:26 am - update: The Spectra factory doesn't do direct sales and directed me to the sales rep for the Pacific Northwest (since that's where I am). I talked to ...
Sep 08, 2008 - 08:44 am - I don't think I can afford to join in, but just for laughs, what's the cost on these? You mentioned a $2400 add-on -- that scares the hell out me, if ...
Sep 08, 2008 - 10:22 pm - A couple of thoughts. Make sure you know where and how you're going to install it. It will take up more room than you think. We have a Catalina 300 wi...
Sep 09, 2008 - 07:56 am - Terry,I haven't gotten a definite price yet (that's kind of scary in itself) but I believe the Ventura Deluxe without the MPC controller is around $50...
Sep 09, 2008 - 08:10 am - Also, as far as a group buy goes, I'm not so sold on the Spectra that I would ignore everything else. My main criteria is size, power consumption, and...
Sep 09, 2008 - 02:07 pm - Spectra had the lowest power consumption per gal. of any water maker when we researched them. We feel the Spectra is a major reason we operate on just...
Sep 09, 2008 - 02:41 pm - Some related info.The Little Wonder a No Frills units by Village Marine Tec. I installed and have used this compact unit for a bit of time. Not to $$$...
Sep 10, 2008 - 08:03 am - As I get deeper into this, I realize that I jumped the gun on trying to set up a group buy. I'm no longer completely sure what I want. It's easy to ch...

Storage Rack System   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jul 21, 2009 - 10:20 am - Normally, we don't do commercial posts in the message board, but a Westsail owner who developed a storage rack system for his boat, has now started a ...

Teak - One More Lot Up For Auction!   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Dec 27, 2009 - 08:59 pm - There's another shot at what might be marine grade teak. It's about 355 total boardfeet. Most of it is 4/4 - about 320 bf and 35 bf of 4/4 all in widt...
Jan 03, 2010 - 09:20 pm - Well..... I'm going to bid on this anyway. I'm not sure I can keep up with these players but maybe they're too busy getting back to work for the new y...

Teak Belaying Pins   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 22, 2010 - 01:55 pm - Anyone interested in obtaining some of these?Thai teak makes them and sells them for a very reasonable $11.84The problem is the shipping takes a while...
Jan 22, 2010 - 01:57 pm - Sorry - that should be "order in bulk"These pins are made to a westsail specificationhttp://www.thaiteakmarine.com/catalog/page8.htm
Jan 23, 2010 - 03:22 pm - Gary, how do you have them shipped? By air or surface? Peter SV Pegasus
Jan 23, 2010 - 07:19 pm - I would be interested in one or two.
Jan 23, 2010 - 09:48 pm - I plan to have them shipped by air Peter.I will order next week so let me know by e-mail.The plan is to have them shipped to me then I will forward on...
Jan 26, 2010 - 07:52 pm - Gary, I need a total of eight myself. Since I live in Honolulu it might be cheaper to have them air shipped to Honolulu and I can re ship USPS Priotit...
Jan 27, 2010 - 08:42 am - Peter - its worth a try. The way it works is you e-mail the company to get a shipping quote. You can use my zipcode 0f 97415 as a comparison....I'm su...

Teak Bungs   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Apr 28, 2005 - 06:02 am - I have been looking for an economical source for a large quantity of 3/8" teak bungs. I have finally decided to order from Thai Teak Marine as the...
Apr 28, 2005 - 07:26 pm - 3.90 is great price if the shipping is good, I pay over $8 for mine from jamestown distributors.
Apr 28, 2005 - 09:22 pm - be careful that the plugs are Burmese teak and not plantation teak. they will be a different color.rich
Apr 29, 2005 - 03:01 pm - They are Burmese Teak the shipping cost for 2,000 is $35.00. The incremental shipping cost if the quantity increases will be negligible. If anyone is ...
Jan 03, 2010 - 05:00 pm - Rich,I have a 6x12" piece of Burmese teak and plantation teak in my hands now. They look very similar. However the Burmese teak is more dense, app...

Teak! Lots Of Teak! But Act NOW!!!!   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 26, 2009 - 04:36 pm - Hi Everyone,This is really short notice but there is a lot of teak for auction in Arrington, Virginia. This could be a group buy if someone can act qu...
Oct 28, 2009 - 08:14 am - This auction is over at 1:50 pm tomorrow (10-29-09). And there isn't going to be another one. The last lot of 8/4 teak was 178 bdft and sold for $9/bd...
Oct 28, 2009 - 08:39 am - The problem is its on the east coast. Trying to arrange and get it shipped to the west coast is not so easy as they will only load onto a flatbed.
Oct 28, 2009 - 11:54 am - Chris,What would someone do with this much wood? Is there any outlet for reselling it? Is this something worthy of investing in for reselling or merel...
Oct 28, 2009 - 12:18 pm - This isn't a huge amount of lumber: I think the 178 bd ft of teak would amount to about 133 lineal feet of 2 x 8 lumber, or 108 ft of 2 x 10s, enough ...
Oct 29, 2009 - 07:43 am - Aaron,I think that there is a small market for teak but it's not going away. Teak goes for $35-40/bdft. This will go for $10 or under. I would get the...
Oct 29, 2009 - 08:33 pm - Well,It went for $4810 for 597 bdft or $8.06/dbft. I was soo tempted to jump on it. Maybe, next time.
Nov 01, 2009 - 01:13 pm - It was a hot tip though, thanks Christoper (do we have your name spelled right or is it Christopher?). Please tip again in the future if it's somethin...
Nov 19, 2009 - 05:36 pm - Michael,I sure will. and I didn't notice it but my name is spelled wrong! It's Christopher but I would rather it said Chris anyway. Or even better Chr...
Dec 02, 2009 - 08:01 am - I fixed the spelling of your name. In our membership database, your membership name does appear as ChrisPandPam, but, the message board displays user ...

Westsail 32 Decals   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Apr 14, 2008 - 02:40 pm - I am going to have a new set of Westsail 32 decals made for my boat. I am certain that they will cost less per set if several sets are made. Let me kn...
Apr 14, 2008 - 03:34 pm - What size and for what application. Do you have a mock up? I may well be interested.
Apr 14, 2008 - 06:48 pm - Do you have a picture or a drawing? Where do they go on the boat?
Apr 15, 2008 - 10:57 am - DonI might be in, But I would need to see the (artwork) - Drawing of the decals before confirming.Terry I believe the decals were located on the sides...
Apr 16, 2008 - 08:26 am - On the W28, the decals are located on the bulwarks about midway between bow and stern. Ours are still on although peeling away.
Apr 16, 2008 - 08:00 pm - I am interested in the decals.. By the way, what font did Westsail use for the decals, sail numbers, etc?
Apr 20, 2008 - 07:37 pm - Ok, I have quotes on the decals but we need to order 8 sets to get a price brake. Send me an email and I will forward the file to you with the quote a...
Apr 21, 2008 - 03:22 pm - Count me in for a set. By the way an example of the decal is on the disc from Bud.
Apr 22, 2008 - 06:50 pm - I have the artwork if needed for the decals
Apr 23, 2008 - 10:52 am - While looking at a W32 on Yachtworld.com, I think I see the decal that you all are talking about. I had not noticed one before. If you look at the ful...
Apr 23, 2008 - 06:39 pm - Looks good -- I'm in! let me know where to send the money (and how much to send.)
Apr 23, 2008 - 07:24 pm - Please send me an email if you wish to be included in the group buy for the decals. I will respond to your email with a PDF file of the actual artwork...
Apr 24, 2008 - 09:22 am - Don, The artwork I have on the CD was traced off of a decal on a Westsail. It is the same as the logo file used originally by Westsail. However, the T...
Apr 24, 2008 - 06:37 pm - I'm willing to involve some WOA funds for the project. Let me know if you want to go this route.Terry ShoupWOA Treasurer
Apr 24, 2008 - 08:49 pm - I would be more than willing to purchase a set if the association had them available. Let me know what you would like to do Terry and I will forward t...
Apr 25, 2008 - 08:50 am - Lynn Vick, who was the wife of the couple that started the company was also in the advertising business, and she had great talent in picking just the ...
Apr 25, 2008 - 10:32 am - I have a set of decals that Rick Kennerly (the Mouseherder) made for me a while back (haven't got around to applying them to the boat yet) They are in...
Apr 25, 2008 - 04:13 pm - As far as I know, WOA didn't make any changes, but I haven't got the history some other folks may have on this. From the little I know about law, maki...
Apr 26, 2008 - 10:16 am - My vote would be for the original T because it is the original.-Steve Yoders/v Siempre Sabado, W28
Apr 26, 2008 - 04:30 pm - I just looked a a couple of Westsail addvertising pieces and non of them had the word Westsail with a mixed font. Also the advertising pieces were in ...
Apr 27, 2008 - 05:31 pm - I'm basing my notion that the mixed font is original on the fact that I have (had...they've worn off but the image remains) the mixed font on my facto...
Apr 28, 2008 - 02:14 pm - I believe the more balance look is what Lynn Vick wanted when she changed the T slightly.
May 03, 2008 - 08:15 pm - What is the status of the decals? I will be ready for mine in 7 - 10 days.Thanks
May 06, 2008 - 09:19 am - I am interested in a set of decals for a 32, with black letters
May 08, 2008 - 08:06 pm - rumor has it that the WOA is going to do the decals?I would like to put my order in for the original T style and in BlackDon asked me to post here as ...
May 08, 2008 - 08:56 pm - Sorry I've let this go, but I've been swamped at work the past couple of weeks. Yes, WOA is going to coordinate a group buy in order to take advantage...
May 08, 2008 - 09:39 pm - Thanks Terry:Please put me down for one set (Westsail32) in Black with the original T in the middle. Don noted about 40.00 for a pair if we order 8 or...
May 08, 2008 - 10:48 pm - One of the things I should have included in my previous post is this: Which "T" do we want? I don't know which is original and which is not. B...
May 09, 2008 - 08:07 am - I'm in for a pair of W28 decals, in white with the Block T.-Steve
May 09, 2008 - 05:48 pm - Just got home from work and picked up an email from the supplier of the decals. We can mix boat sizes (e.g., 28 & 32) in the same order and still ...
May 10, 2008 - 09:20 am - WooHoo! I will take a set in white with the block "T" in the dimensions that were submitted. I think it was like 17" X 2". Also, I was...
May 12, 2008 - 02:13 pm - Terry - I'll take exactly the same as Steve Yoder, W28, in white. (sorry didn't read this thread before, thought you were only ordering for the 32's)....
May 12, 2008 - 07:22 pm - OK, I have enough requests for white to get a discount. I'll put the order in this week, and should have them in a week or so -- I'll post a note when...
May 20, 2008 - 11:24 pm - Might have found a less expensive source. I'll check it out and post info here as soon as I can.
May 21, 2008 - 06:17 pm - Terry, Have I got a deal !! Great price on orders of five sets each of black or white. That way they have almost no scrap from a standard sheet of vin...
May 22, 2008 - 07:57 am - can I ask how tall these are? I haven't seen a boat with them, so don't have an idea.I would be interested in a white set, depending on price.rich
May 22, 2008 - 12:42 pm - The letters are 2" high, and the total length is 16-1/2". Cost to be announced soon.
May 29, 2008 - 10:23 am - I should have the decals some time this coming week. Cost will be $25.00 for a set of two (one for each side of the boat.) I'll have WS32 and WS28 in ...
May 29, 2008 - 12:27 pm - The check is in the mail for my set. Nice work! Thanks!
Jun 05, 2008 - 08:52 pm - Is there an option for a 42 version? Maybe on the next run? And are you still considering any to be available to go out to the rendezvous?
Jun 05, 2008 - 10:26 pm - I need to touch base with the supplier, but it's my understanding that he can do a run of five sets and give us the good price, but all have to be the...
Jun 13, 2008 - 08:07 am - Terry,My decals showed up in yesterday's mail. They look great. Thanks.-Steve
Jun 21, 2008 - 06:02 pm - Terry,Mine also arrived and look great. Nice work!Thank you!Don and Lana
Jun 30, 2008 - 10:32 pm - Hey all,Someone please take a picture of one of the decals, either on the boat or still on the paper; I'm setting the WOA online store up and would li...
Jun 30, 2008 - 10:36 pm - I have them on my boat now (OK I have one on the side facing the dock) so I'll take a shot of it this coming weekend and post it as well as send it to...
Jul 01, 2008 - 12:12 am - Terry,I appreciate it. I've just spent the past few hours reformatting the store; I just have to add the decals and it'll be ready to go online again....
May 03, 2009 - 04:22 am - Hi:Are these still available to purchase?Thanks,David
May 03, 2009 - 06:47 pm - Contact Terry Shoup, the WOA treasurer. I believe he still has some from the last ones that were made.
May 11, 2009 - 12:27 am - David - I have a couple of the decals left. Are you looking for black or white? I think I may only have white ones. Email me: colleen@westsail.orgColl...
May 22, 2009 - 10:15 am - Collen,Would you have in stock a pair of Westsail32 decals
Nov 10, 2009 - 08:07 pm - Colleen dropped off a bunch of stuff she had, and there are lots of decals in both black and white for the W32, and some for the W28. Let me know if y...

Yellow Shot Booklets   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

May 27, 2009 - 10:38 am - This isn't an expensive item but is only sold in lots of either 25 or 100. I'm putting out feelers here and on the SSCA board to find out if there are...
May 27, 2009 - 12:39 pm - I'm in.
May 27, 2009 - 02:11 pm - me too
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