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  • April 22, 2022 8:15 AM
    Message # 12728749
    Deleted user

    Hello everyone,

    I just bought a W28 and am in the process of learning about her.  The boat is registered as Pacific High.  She is currently on the hard in San Carlos Mexico.  I will be working on her and getting her ready for the water by October.  I expect to have a lot of questions between now and then.  First question is there anyone out there with any knowledge of this boat.  She is hull #50.  The paper work shows her as being out of Washington and the boat indicates she is out of Chandler AZ.

    Happy to be on the site.  I will be happy to provide my contact information to anyone who is interested.


  • April 22, 2022 6:13 PM
    Reply # 12731786 on 12728749

    Hi Paul

    Let Me Be The First, But Not The Last To Welcome You To WOA.

    And Congratulations To You On Keeping Your Westsail Going.

    The Person That Could Help You Is, Drum Roll Please

    Bud Taplin / Westsail.Com    He Has Parts ,Plans & A Treasure Trove

    Of Advice. There Are Many Others That Can Help, Just Reach Out And


    Best Ted

    Sparrow #433 W-32

  • April 22, 2022 7:05 PM
    Reply # 12731914 on 12728749
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Paul: 

    Welcome aboard - Bud may have the answers to your boats history in his files.  See the Ask Bud are of the forum. 

    How is it working on your boat in San Carlos, MX working out? I've heard that there are many boats on the hard and abandoned... 

    Jay Bietz

    Web master.

    Last modified: April 22, 2022 7:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • April 23, 2022 9:24 AM
    Reply # 12735018 on 12728749

    Paul, I do recall fondly the couple that owned W28 #50, Pacific High.  Ivan Murphy was the second owner and he and his wife sailed the boat from Oregon to Mexico, and spent many a year cruising the Gulf and the Coast of Mexico.  They even sponsored a Westsail Rendezvous in Puerto Vallarta that my wife and I attended, along with some other Westsailors.  They sold the boat to Roger Keys from AZ, but he kept the boat in San Carlos because that was a close harbor for him.

    I try to keep a record of the all the Westsail boats and owners, so i would appreciate receiving your mailing address.  Please send it by email to 

    I also ave to thank Ted Griller for the shout out.

  • April 23, 2022 3:15 PM
    Reply # 12735940 on 12728749

    Welcome to the group Paul . Patti and I own W28 Patricia A  #72 .

    Looking forward to hearing how Pacific High is progressing .

  • April 26, 2022 12:07 PM
    Reply # 12753861 on 12728749
    Deleted user

    Thank you all for the welcome.  I will be going down to San Carlos in June to begin work on her.  I'll let you all know how it's progressing.  This is a pretty unusual situation.  The boat was pretty much a gift and I haven't even seen Pacific High in person.  I have friends down there who have checked her out for me and the reports are pretty positive.  So far I know I will need to replace the through hulls and do a lot of scrapping and painting.  The electronics are old, the engine is a low hours Beta, standing rigging needs to be gone through, sails are reported as pretty good shape.  I guess I'll know more when I get there.  

  • April 26, 2022 4:44 PM
    Reply # 12754712 on 12728749

    Welcome! I sold w28 hull #3 to a couple from Tucson a few years ago. She is now “Adelita” in Ensenada, but their goal was also to get her to San Carlos - so keep an eye out for your sistership. 

  • April 27, 2022 11:42 PM
    Reply # 12758442 on 12728749

    Welcome aboard we're W28 Hull #58 "Starwhite"

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