westwind 42

Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by Rippins, May 30, 2011.

  1. Rippins

    Rippins New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    My husband and I have found a Westwind 42 that we would like to purchase and live aboard.
    Obviously we fell in love with the lines first and then the spaciousness next.
    Does anyone know anything about this boat? We know it was made in Taiwan and then sold through Texas. Does anyone know of any glaring problems with it and what type of cord the fiberglass was assembled with? How does it sail. Does it travel windward without too much of a battle?
    Thank you,
    J & N
     
  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    The only advice I can offer is to have an independent (!) surveyor evaluate the boat. This service doesn't come free but may well be worth it when you are considering such a major purchase and change in lifestyle.

    PS: This forum is read mostly by people with 14 ft boats, although several of them do have big boat experience (not me though).
     

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