Westsail 32 "Second Wind" is for Sale

  • September 03, 2020 12:59 PM
    Message # 9210261

    Like most boat owners, age has caught up with me and I find it a sad necessity to put Second Wind up for sale.  Second Wind was an unfinished kit boat, Hull Number WSSK 02961074 (USCG Doc. #631003) that I acquired from the original owner’s estate in 2005.  I had her transported from a field near Saginaw, Mi, to a barn in Warren, OH, for a seven-year restoration consuming over 4500 hours.  In 2010 the boat was then transported once more to Port Clinton, OH, for final fitting out.  

    I chose to make her as traditional as practical for coastal cruising, with minimal DC power requirements and mostly manual systems. The upper hull and coach roof was insulated with 1/2” foam under ceiling strips and custom overhead v-grooved panels.  Laminated coachroof beams were laid up and installed; custom dinette table, wine rack, teak & holly companionway ladder, medicine cabinet, shelving, plate and glass rack, oil lamp brackets, insulated ice box, navigation station, and aft galley and nav station bulkheads were all fabricated.  I fitted her with two new SS fuel tanks, dual poly water tanks, poly holding tank, SS bowsprit, SS boomkin with boarding ladder, SS boom gallows, a Simpson Lawrence 555 Sea Tiger windlass, Force 10 propane stove & oven, spun fiberglass propane bottle in SS mount on the port quarter, SS mast pulpit with teak pin rail and bronze pins, classic teak P&S nav light boxes with traditional Perko oil & electric navigation lights, Perko oil & electric stern light, auxiliary Perko oil anchor light, mast-head electric anchor and task lights, C-Head composting toilet, new running rigging, new AC and DC electrical wiring with Blue Seas distribution panels and switches, an ICOM IC-422 VHF transceiver as well as an ICOM IC-M72 Handheld VHF transceiver, Garmin 541S Chart Plotter / Depth Sounder on swing away arm, Cape Horn wind vane, and a multitude of smaller accessories were installed since launching.  I’m asking $59,900, less than half of what I’ve invested in her.

    Second Wind is located at Waterline Marina, Melbourne, FL. For more information and additional photos contact:

    Tom Koehl


    260-450-9024 (mobile)

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    Last modified: September 03, 2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous member
  • September 12, 2020 1:49 PM
    Reply # 9231070 on 9210261

    Just to update my listing, for more details go to the site www.westsail.info/SecondWnd/

    Home phone is 321-305-4739.  -Thanks for looking!

  • September 24, 2020 7:43 AM
    Reply # 9262090 on 9210261

    I hope you enjoyed using her enough!  Good luck.  I saw her last year when I came down.  Brought jasmine home to fix her and sail her until retirement.

    rich morpurgo

  • December 08, 2020 7:21 AM
    Reply # 9413570 on 9210261

    With a tear in my eye I have to report that “Second Wind” has sold.  She was a great love and a wonderful experience, but all good things must come to an end.  I could never have successfully restored her without the input from a score of experienced Westsailors, especially Bud Taplin.  I thank all of you.  There may be another boat in my future, but she will be smaller, trailerable, and better suited to lakes and lagoons.  I’m thinking perhaps a catboat with a gaff rig, something I’ve always wanted to play with.  

    Just for the record, the surveyor who inspected “Second Wind” remarked to me that it was obvious that I was a bit OCD about my boat.  I took that as a compliment!  If you cannot properly maintain your boat you shouldn’t own one!  Fair winds and following seas to all.

  • December 10, 2020 6:13 PM
    Reply # 9421014 on 9210261
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tom thanks for the update and do keep in touch with us - your contribution to the community is appreciated... I'm looking forward to your trailerable boat -- I'm sure you need my suggestions -- so how about one of these? 

    Fair winds...