Westsail Construction & Under Sail;
Much of the Westsail 42’s heavy displacement comes from its sturdy and overbuilt hull and deck. The hull is constructed in two pieces. Each half consisting of 12 layers of hand laid fibreglass mat and roving which are bonded together. A two inch flange is molded in place along the sheer line for the hull to deck join. The deck molding is cored in half inch plywood. Both deck and hull were cured for a month where any defects would show up during this time.
The lead ballast was cast in three sections and bedded into place with a mix of asbestos and resin and then glassed over.
With long-distance live-aboard cruising in mind, the Westsail is spacious below decks with plenty of stowage. Quality construction abounds.
Undersail the 42 is spirited, sea kindly and stable. And with both cutter and ketch sail plans, the yacht is easily trimmed and balance under all wind conditions. In particular shorthanded sailors will appreciate the ketch rig option with its club footed inner forestay sail which gives a huge variety of sail configurations making shorthanded sailing a breeze.
COMMENTS: The boat was purchased from the first owner 1976 - 1982 with only 172 hours on the engine. The lubrication oil has been changed religiously every 100 - 150 hours for the past 35 years. Run good, no smoke or excess oil usage.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Realistically 4 - 6 DECK & HULL: Stainless steel rails 360 around boat. Upgraded windows... both main & aft cabins for all points ventilation, nice!
GALLEY: Shipmate 3-burner propane stove/oven Adler-Barbour refrigeration with separate Adler- Barbour freezer unit. Microwave oven Double S/S sink 11 gallon hot water heater tank.
ENGINE and MACHINERY: 85 HP Perkins 4.236 Phazor, 3.5 KW generator set
PLUMBING: Two heads Watermaker - Little Wonder makes 200 Gals in 24 hours Day fuel tank that services both generator set and main engine Note: All three diesel fuel tanks have just been replaced. Made of 316 stainless steel as of 2016.
ELECTRICAL: New Electrical Panel Balmar 165Amp Alternator w/Balmar regulator. Batteries new, 1,000 AH, new in 2016. Solar Panels 4 each produce up to 24 Amps/Hr. of course depending on Sol.
ELECTRONICS: Decca Radar 48 mile Simrad... Auto Pilot (with spare) Sounder Wind speed & wind direction indicator Electronic charts for the world with computer. Also paper charts
MAST & RIGGING: Re-furbished & replaced in 2001, painted again in 2016. SAILS: By Shatthauer in Seattle in 2000 Full set with spinnaker/drifter
GROUND TACKLE: 60 lb. CQR and 35 lb. CQR anchors Two chain & rode... main 250' and 125' on deck reel Spare chain & rode SAFETY: DBC 6 man life raft EPIRB G5 406
EXTRAS: Hard Dodger Hydro Vane steering added in 2009 Carib 11' dinghy with 15 HP Mercury outboard motor On board tools and spare parts Smart Find Plus LOCATION: Phuket, Thailand. Close in Langkawi,