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Westsail 32

1971 — 1981
Designer
William Crealock
Colin Archer
William Atkin
Builder
Westsail Corporation
Hull Type
Long keel w/trans. hung rudder
Construction
FG
Associations
Westsail Owners Association

Dimensions

Length Overall
32.00 ft / 9.75 m
Waterline Length
27.50 ft / 8.38 m
Beam
11.00 ft / 3.35 m
Draft
5.00 ft / 1.52 m
Displacement
19,500 lb / 8,845 kg
Ballast
7,000 lb / 3,175 kg
Ballast Type
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
663.00 ft2 / 61.59 m2
Total Sail Area
705.35 ft2 / 65.53 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
302.75 ft2 / 28.13 m2
P
38.25 ft / 11.66 m
E
15.83 ft / 4.82 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
402.60 ft2 / 37.40 m2
I
44.00 ft / 13.41 m
J
18.30 ft / 5.58 m
Est. Forestay Len.
47.65 ft / 14.52 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo or Perkins
Model
?
HP
?
Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
70 gals / 265 L

Accomodations

Water Capacity
80 gals / 303 L

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.03 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
14.64
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
35.9
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
418.59
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
42.54
heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.63
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Said to be based on the THISTLE design from William Atkin and adapted for fiberglass by William Crealock for Kendall Yacht Corp.(1967). An earlier design, the KENDALL 32, has a flush deck. Westsail added the trunk cabin. Of the (approx.)830 hulls built, some 400 were sold as kits or bare hulls. As would be expected, rig dimensions, ballast material and other details vary.


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