-Westsail 32-

Basic Specifications
W32 #825 - 1979 - Kit Boat
HULL # WSSK 0825 0679
LOA 32'
LWL 27'-6"
Beam 11'- 0"
Draft 4'-6"
Displacement 20,000 lbs.
Fiberglass Hull
Ballast 7,500 lbs.
Sail Area: 663 Sq. Ft.
Cutter Rig
Engine: Perkins 4-108
HP: 50
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity:
76 gals
Water Tank Capacity:
76 gals


I purchased Intuition in August of 2013 from her second owners with the intention of refitting her and taking her on a long distance cruise. Her previous owners had taken her on a circumnavigation, from California west-about through the Suez-canal and the Med., to Charleston, South Carolina. She then lay in her berth at the marina for about 13 years. When I bought her she had some very unwelcome guests, termites. I had Terminix come out to the marina and fumigate her very well. I then put her up on the hard in May of 2014 to begin the refit by re-painting the bottom. I found osmotic blisters that seem to have occurred due to improperly applied barrier coat. I began grinding them out as I removed the old antifouling and then the bad barrier coat. I then planed the hull down to the fiberglass to remove the gelcoat and allow the hull to dry out while I performed other jobs that needed to be done. I pulled the motor and transmission out in preparation for re-painting the engine room and replacing the fuel tanks. I then found out that the termites had eaten a good bit of the non-structural engine room bulkhead I decided that this would be the opportune time to replace it. I then set about getting the nav station seat taken apart so I could replace the bulkhead. I got as far as removing the teak planking from the face of it and the bulkhead before I came to the determination that I was in over my head and decided it was time to throw in the towel. This is a project boat and there is much work that will need to be completed before she will be in a sailable condition and her price reflects that. She is still a very strong cruiser with the ability to take her new owner anywhere.


Starting in the forepeak there is a double berth on the port side complete with custom mattress. The main salon features single berths on each side which also function as settees, the starboard salon berth features a lee-cloth which fastens to the handrail above it in the cabin top. A lee cloth can be installed for the port berth in a similar manner, however there is not currently one installed. The port settee also has a foot on its forward end to facilitate seating at the head of folding salon table (see photos). There is also a foot well at the aft end of the settee for use as a bunk and possibly storage when not in use. The main salon features a folding table that folds open to double its size. There are two rings on the cabin top hand rail that allow for support lines. The table is affixed to bronze jib track on the galley bulkhead. This allows it to easily slide up and down for when it is in storage vertically against the bulkhead. The table itself is artfully crafted with a hardwood inlay along the edges. The cushions for the interior are included, they have been kept off the boat since purchase. They will likely need to be replaced.


There is ample storage in the main salon with lockers both under and behind both settees, bookshelves on the port side and lockers above each end of the starboard settee. There are two cedar lined hanging lockers one is located in the salon right across from the head and the other is located in the forward cabin. Also in the forward cabin there are ample drawers and a small locker in the step/ seat. There are large lockers under the forward berth. There is also a wet locker just forward of the nav. station as well as lockers under the nav. station seat, foot well, and a small locker in the hull-side bulkhead in the foot well. In the galley there are lockers on the outside and aft edges of stove cut-out. There are cabinets in along the hull-side and aft bulkhead. There is also a cabinet above the sink area in the forward part of the galley. Another locker is located under the stove cut-out. There is also a cabinet under the galley sink.

Deck & Hull:

On deck there is a large lazarette locker astern from the cockpit. The teak cockpit combings also provide stowage for small items that may need quick access. There is a chain locker forward with its bulkhead being the forward end of the forepeak berth. The chain locker is open at the bottom to facilitate the chain being lead aft into the bilge for storage in seaway. Teak deck overlay over entire deck, still over 9/16" thick. All ports in cabin sides are bronze opening ports, have screens in several and screen parts for several more. Two reversible opening teak hatches, one amidships and one in forward cabin. Four bronze mooring cleats, (2) 12" on bow and (2) 10" on stern. Bronze hawse pipes fore and aft. SS "pipe" type bowsprit with teak planks (planks have been removed for inspection) SS "pipe" type boomkin with integral mount for aeries wind vane. Sampson post has been removed due to degradation and the opening has been temporarily capped with a made to fit wood plug treated with epoxy to protect from weather and rubber weather strip to help make a better seal with the deck. Teak handrails on cabin top. SS mast pulpits with pin rails.

  • Perkins 4-108 with Hurth transmission, approx. 6000 hours.
  • Engine and transmission are currently removed. Both function smoothly.
  • New alternator ( Sept. 2013)
  • Racor 500 series fuel filter with a spare filter.
  • New bronze gate valve for exhaust.
  • New Groco SV-750 seacock for engine intake, with mushroom thru-hull.
  • New fiberglass water lift muffler, canister type.
  • 3-blade bronze prop has been refurbished.
  • Skipper head, bronze base with ceramic bowl; rebuild kits are still available through major retailers.
  • Bronze sink in head with bronze faucet and ceramic on/off handles.
  • Bronze faucet in galley.
  • SS double sink in galley.
  • Fresh and salt water foot pumps in galley.
  • Salt water foot pump in head.
  • Pressure water system, needs a new pump and some new plumbing to be functional.
  • Water tanks have been removed from bilge, replacements are available from westsailparts.com
  • Have new custom aluminum fuel tanks with fittings for sight glass gauges from Bud at westsailparts.com
  • Adler-Barbour Cold Machine with evaporator in ice chest, functions well.
  • Rule electric bilge pump, works well.
  • Bronze deck fittings for fuel and water fills and waste pump-out.
  • 15 gallon holding tank under main berth, never hooked up.
  • Dual battery switch
  • Starting battery new in 2013
  • Interior florescent lights were removed to be upgraded to LED, upgrade was not started but LED strips were acquired and are included if buyer desires.
  • New-in-box stern light.
  • Forward navigation lights mounted to bow pulpit.
  • Pro-sport Mariner 2 battery charger.
  • Original VHF radio
  • Original Swoffer cockpit gages (non-functioning)
  • Older SSB tuner (unknown condition), no radio is present.
  • Tillermaster autopilot, said to be in working condition.
Mast and Rigging:
  • LeFiell mast and boom have been bead blasted and sanded to prep for paint.
  • New spreaders, sheaves, sheave pins, tangs, sleeves and bolts from LeFiell in CA.
  • New standing rig with Stalocs for both ends of stays, only partially put together currently, can be completed, or new owner can complete at their leisure or have a rigger complete it. The rig is currently at my local riggers shop.
  • Old rig is included for reference only.
  • Merriman bronze turnbuckles available
  • All lines are led aft for simplified shorthanded sailing.
  • Two bronze Barient self-tailing winches on cabin top.
  • Two bronze Barient self-tailing main winches in cockpit.
  • Two "3-line" line-clutches, one on each side of companion way.

Original sails, Tanbark dacron. Includes main, staysail, jib/genoa, and storm trisail. They appear to be in decent condition. They have been stored inside since Intuition was docked in 2000. They currently reside in my attic.

Ground tackle:
  • Simpson-Lowrance 555 two speed manual windlass on foredeck.
  • 15 kg. Bruce primary anchor with approx. 100' 5/16" chain and 150' 5/8" nylon rode
  • 10 kg. Bruce lunch hook with approx. 50' chain and 150' 5/8" nylon rode.
  • New custom 316-SS mounts for both bowsprit and boomkin.
  • Teak hatch combings have been removed due to leaks and are included for use as templates.
  • Hull has been planned down to glass below the waterline and blister ground to ready for a proper blister repair job. The only gelcoat left is on the bottom of the keel.
  • New EMC high solids urethane paint (1) quart "Fleet White" for mast and boom; (1) quart Blue for cove stripe.
Note: I have many parts that are not included with the sale but I will give the buyer(s) the first right of refusal on them since I bought or had them made specifically for Intuition. These include bronze chainplates and boomkin tangs from Port Townsend Foundry, new bilge hose and a used but good condition Aries wind vane.

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Price: $5,000 or best offer. Must sell quickly. All offers will be considered, motivated seller. This vessel is being offered as-is where-is. Buyer assumes all liability for yard fees incurred on or after date of purchase.

Contact: Brian Gifford - 704-674-7553 Email: BrianG701@gmail.com

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