Bud Taplin's all new "WestsailParts.com"

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  • May 09, 2013 8:21 AM
    Message # 1289317
    This is general notice to alert the WOA members and Westsail owners to the launch of Bud Taplin's new website at...

    Bud has never been one to "toot his own horn", so I'm making this announcement on his behalf. 

    The topics on the all new website include Installation NotesParts that Fail, and a list of Westsail Parts & Supplies and several other sections of interest to the WS owner.

    But, best of all, is an online version of Bud's  Westsail Service Manual. As you know, this manual was previously sold as a photocopied printout. Each time you needed an update, you had to request a new one to be mailed. But it is now offered as a web-based application that you are sure to find to be a more user-friendly format... and it's FREE!  Each section of the manual has a list of parts and supplies that pertain to the section topic, with related items offered at discounted "package pricing". This is the best way to ensure that you have everything on hand when you start the project.  Furthermore, you'll find Bud's pricing to be lower than you'll find elsewhere. This manual is one the best references a Westsail owner can have at his disposal.

    The new website, along with Bud's knowledge is invaluable to the Westsail owner. Check it out, and don't forget to bookmark it. We all owe Bud a debt of gratitude for sharing his knowledge in this wonderful gift and a true legacy to the Westsail family!

    Jack Webb

    PS: I should add that the site has even been optimized for the viewing on the iPad, since this device is in such wide use today.
    Last modified: May 09, 2013 11:22 PM | Anonymous member
  • May 09, 2013 4:31 PM
    Reply # 1289719 on 1289317
    To the many folks who have been visiting WestsailParts.com, your feedback and suggestions would be appreciated.

    The site does not yet have online ordering, but that will come soon. But if you have any thoughts about what might make the site easier to navigate or better ways to format some of the information, please let me know.


    Last modified: May 09, 2013 4:33 PM | Anonymous member
  • May 09, 2013 5:10 PM
    Reply # 1289728 on 1289317
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    This is such GREAT news.
    I have alot of respect for Bud and really appreciate this website and what he has done for Westsails and their owners tremendously.
    I have many items to purchase in the near future and am proud doing business with Bud Taplin.

    Thank you Bud.

    and Thank you Jack Webb

    W32 Hull 191.
  • May 09, 2013 6:49 PM
    Reply # 1289803 on 1289317
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    If you take away everything Bud has supplied for my boat, I bet it would sink.  Thank you, thank you.

  • May 11, 2013 4:21 AM
    Reply # 1290738 on 1289317
    Thanks for your comments, Carl and Ken.

    Jay just  added the menu link "Westsail Parts Company"  to the "Westsail Info" menu category. In addition, he added a link in the footer of the WOA site (bottom of this and every page). Between the two, owners should be able to gain quick access to the Westsail Service ManualWestsail Parts, etc. I think you'll find this to be an extremely useful reference, when your boat heads to the work yard!

    Thank you Jay, Dick and Terry for making it so easy for owners to find the new site!


  • July 02, 2013 12:56 PM
    Reply # 1331801 on 1289317
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    Is something up with the site? No matter what link I click on or saved link I go to, I end up on the parts listing. Do I need to buy something to get to the boats for sale page ;-) ?

    Edit, ok, not ALL links go to Parts page, just ones that include curPage=XXX

    Is it just me or ?
    Last modified: July 02, 2013 1:00 PM | Deleted user
  • July 02, 2013 7:13 PM
    Reply # 1332022 on 1289317

    I have noticed that also.  I would contact Jack Webb and ask him, however he has just launched his W32 after a very long restoration, and has some problems with running the engine that he rebuilt.  His daughter is there, and waiting for him to take her to the Bahamas, as he has promised to do.  Therefore, I do not feel like bothering him just yet, at least not until he gets his engine problems worked out, and is able to head for the Bahamas.
  • July 02, 2013 7:46 PM
    Reply # 1332052 on 1289317
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    Thanks Bud, wasn't sure if it was on my end or what (my browsers have been acting up lately). Thanks for the quick reply!
  • July 02, 2013 8:05 PM
    Reply # 1332067 on 1289317
    Sorry, gentlemen. It was a minor glitch in a single line of code. But that's usually all it takes to break a site, when programming at the core level. It's all fixed now... sorry for the confusion. Please let me know immediately, should something like this happen again.

    I've been getting 4-5 hrs of sleep a night over the past few weeks, while getting Drifter ready for her voyage to the Bahamas after 7 years on the hard. There was a time I could get by on that. Clearly I need more than that these days.


    Last modified: July 03, 2013 3:04 AM | Anonymous member
  • July 05, 2013 6:26 AM
    Reply # 1333689 on 1289317
    Deleted user
    Since this discussion got started while we were still out cruising the Sea of Cortez and thus, away from internet connectivity, I had no idea this new website even existed.  Now that I've seen it, all I can say is THANK YOU Bud & Jack!  This site is awesome, and not awesome like the kids use it (to describe almost anything that's even vaguely cool) but rather as in "awe-inspiring".  Seriously, so much info in one place and organized so it's all easily accessible.  Muchas, muchas gracias!

    -Steve (finished gushing but still stoked)
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