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  • May 03, 2020 5:56 AM
    Message # 8943196

    Hey! I'm currently looking at a Westsail 42, and am just looking for some feedback on peoples general thoughts on these boats (I know, posting to a westsail forum it may be a little biased hehe). Would love all opinions; what you hate, what you love, and everything in between!

    Cheers. 

  • May 03, 2020 10:20 AM
    Reply # 8943629 on 8943196

    Hey Luca , I think you'll get the best answer here . We don't have a W42 and I have never sailed on one . I have seen a few though . My favorite is the the 42 as I love  the center cockpit , I think it really lends it's self to some nice canvas work . IMO I do not care for some of the hard dodgers that some people come up with . 

    Another good thing is you have some choices for the rig I even saw one Schooner rigged .

    Good luck keep us posted .

    Mark .

    Last modified: May 03, 2020 10:23 AM | Anonymous member
  • May 03, 2020 1:13 PM
    Reply # 8943918 on 8943196

    Luca,

    Contact me at my email  bud@westsail.com, and I can probably direct you to some great information on the Westsail 42s.  I have seen and been aboard many of them, and even designed the rig and built the one schooner in the fleet when I was operating my boatbuilding company, Worldcruiser.

  • May 03, 2020 8:31 PM
    Reply # 8944486 on 8943196

    Thanks for the info Mark and Bud,

    Bud, i have sent you an email.

    Luca

  • May 05, 2020 6:24 PM
    Reply # 8949260 on 8943196

    Hi Luca! You're barking up the tree of a great boat and a really solid network of owners. For sure get in touch with Bud- he's an invaluable resource! If you'd like to chat with an owner please feel free to get in touch! My wife and I purchased our Westsail 42 in 2013, lived aboard in Seattle for a couple years, and then took off cruising down California and into Mexico. Would be happy to answer questions, share photos, provide our [biased] opinion, etc :) Cheers!