Do I own a 42 or a 43?

  • September 17, 2021 6:26 AM
    Message # 11096545

    Hi fellow Westsail people! I've owned my boat for about 10 years, and I can't believe I only found this site now.  I've got a really stupid question, I'm sure its been answered before but I couldn't find it in the search.

    I bought Koae originally listed as a Westsail 43, from the original owner who was building her out from the kit. I never really put much thought into it, as she is close to 47 overall (50 with the Monitor wind vane). We finished her out, lived aboard, and sailed her lots, did a repower, ended up in RI and now we have her listed for sale.

    The more I look at stuff online, the more it looks like we are actually a 42. She is cutter rigged, center cockpit. Originally I was told the ketches were 42, cutters 43, but that doesn't seem right. Sailboatdata says that its the same hull as the 43, but 43 should have aft cockpit? Can anyone a little more plugged in let me know? Hull number also has a 42 in it...

  • September 17, 2021 10:01 AM
    Reply # 11097138 on 11096545

    Hello Jesse,  yes, you own a Westsail 42, which is about 42’ 11”.  The same as the Westsail 43.   The 42 being the center cockpit and the 43 being the aft cockpit.           Dave

  • September 18, 2021 11:52 AM
    Reply # 11099647 on 11096545

    Thanks Dave, I appreciate the info

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