DHARMA BUM

32' Westsail 32

49,000

Last Updated: 2024-02-03

 

The Westsail 32 is recognized as one of the toughest most comfortable cruising boats ever built. The proven design has been well tested as they have sailed to all corners of the earth. "DHARMA BUM" was factory built to high standards.  The Westsail's no-compromise approach to seaworthiness is carried through into her sailing performance. The heavy, full-keeled hull makes for good tracking offshore, coupled with a safe-feeling and quiet ride. The overall effect is that the boat will get to wherever it is headed, but that it may take a while. Nevertheless, the Westsail is praised by many owners for being able to make a reasonable pace, particularly with a good wind.  Indeed, in the right conditions the boat can perform well, as seen in the 1988 Pacific Cup, won (on corrected time) by the Westsail 32 Saraband in relatively light winds. The same boat finished third in 1990.

 

Make: Westsail
Model: 32
Year: 1974 Length: 32ft

Name: DHARMA BUM
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: San Mateo, CA

  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Keel: Full Keel
  • LOA: 32 feet
  • LWL: 27.5 feet
  • Beam: 11 feet
  • Max Draft: 5 feet
  • Cabin Headroom: 6.17 feet
  • Ballast: 6600 pounds
  • Displacement: 19500 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 5 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 6 knots
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Perkins
  • EngineModel: 4-108
  • EngineYear: 1974
  • EngineFuel: diesel

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 36 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Water Tank Capacity: 75 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

Accommodations

The Westsail is warm, nautical and comfortable interior with a functional layout. This model has a pullman Settee/Berth to starboard forward of the Nav Station. The Dinette settee is to port with dinning table that folds up to the bulkhead when not needed. The V Berth has closet and drawer storage.

Equipment List
  • Perkins 4-108 fifty-horsepower diesel
  • dual manifold Racor 500 fuel filters,
  • twin Schaeffer roller furling for yankee and staysail
  • Norseman style mechanical rigging terminals on stainless rigging
  • Mainsail with two reefs,
  • Boom vang,
  • Harken mainsheet traveller,
  • Custom hard dodger,
  • 2 large and 2 smaller solar panels,
  • 2 Barient primary winches,
  • 2 smaller Lewmar self-tailing winches,
  • Bomar heavy-duty cockpit sole hatch,
  • Adjustable whisker pole on mast track,
  • Canvas lee cloths,
  • Bronze portlights,
  • Simpson Lawrence SL-555 manual windlass
  • 45# CQR anchor and chain (spare Danforth),
  • Raymarine deptshounder and GPS,
  • Furuno LCD radar 16-mile,
  • Magnum inverter,
  • Ritchie bulkhead compass,
  • Monitor windvane steering,
  • 2 aluminum LPG tanks,
  • Centrifugal bilge pump,
  • Manual bilge pump,
  • Teak and holy cabin sole,
  • Composting toilet,
  • Engine start battery plus house bank of T-105 golf cart batteries,
  • Newmar breaker panel,
  • stainless steel galley sink with pressure hot and cold water.
Construction

The construction is extremely heavy, which appeals to many prospective cruisers. The hull is made of hand-laid fibreglass, in 12 layers, alternating woven roving with chopped strand mat, set in polyester resin. This results in a solid hull whose thickness ranges from half an inch at minimum to almost an inch. This is considerably more than most equivalent boats. The deck is half-inch plywood sheathed in GRP; the bulkheads are also plywood, tabbed to the hull with fibreglass cloth. The ballast is 7,000 lb (3,200 kg), either lead and iron (earlier boats) or all lead, installed inside the keel (which is part of the hull shape) and set in resin.

The trade-off for the construction strength is weight; at 19,500 lb (8,800 kg), the Westsail is exceptionally heavy for a 32-foot (9.8 m) boat. Westsails are affected relatively less by the large weight of stores and equipment required for long-term cruising (2 tons or more is quite typical).

Additional Features

  • WIND GENERATOR
  • BATTERY CHARGER
  • TILLER
  • SPRAY HOOD
  • GPS
  • STORM JIB
  • ELECTRIC BILGE PUMP
  • MARINE HEAD
  • RADAR
  • MANUAL BILGE PUMP
  • OUTBOARD ENGINE BRACKETS
  • OVEN
  • LIFERAFT
  • WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION
  • LAZYJACKS
  • NAVIGATION CENTER
  • FULLY BATTENED MAINSAIL
  • FURLING GENOA
  • • Yankee
  • DEPTHSOUNDER
  • MAINSAIL COVER
  • SPINNAKER POLE
  • LOG SPEEDOMETER
  • VHF
  • HOT WATER
  • ELECTRIC WINCH
  • SHORE POWER INLET
  • REFRIGERATOR
  • AUTOPILOT
  • FRESH WATER MAKER
  • COMPASS
  • TRISAIL
  • BIMINI TOP

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
bill@rubiconyachts.com

415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office

3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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