Happy spring

  • March 25, 2016 8:25 PM
    Message # 3905975
    Deleted user

    Last Saturday was like Christmas morning all over again, I pulled the shrink wrap off a W32 I purchased back in early December. Since that time I have been researching all I could find on owner finished boats. I read every blog, watched every vid, and scoured this forum for everything I could find on what could go wrong and needed to be fixed. Needless to say I was anxious to find out how many maladies my boat suffered from.

    I was surprised to find out not that many. Yeah, it will take me quite a while to bring it up to 2015 shape but I'm used to that. I am finishing up a refit on an even older boat.

    What I haven't been able to determine is the hull number. I spent most of an afternoon searching for the plate with the numbers for my boat. I'm hoping that someone in WOA might direct me on determining what hull number I have. The boat, Patti Belle was bought and built out by Bill Abell in Indiana and was kept it's entire life in South Haven Michigan.

    I am excited to get working on this boat and would like to connect with other Westsail owners in the Great Lakes.

  • March 26, 2016 6:22 AM
    Reply # 3906515 on 3905975
    Deleted user

    The HIN should be stamped on the stern,    I believe on the starboard side. 

  • March 26, 2016 8:52 PM
    Reply # 3907223 on 3905975
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bob: Welcome aboard --- the HIN number unless "removed" / filled in /never existed as described above. 

    Keep us up to date on what you find... 

    Fair winds.

    Jay Bietz

  • April 19, 2016 8:20 PM
    Reply # 3972167 on 3905975
    Deleted user

    Patti Belle is hull 212 I believe  

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