My Star was purchased new from the Westsail factory with the top of the line "Circumnavigator" option. The first owner, Michael Lintner sailed her up to San Francisco for the start of the inaugural 1978 Trans- Pacific single handed race to Hawaii. From Hawaii, Michael sailed My Star to Tahiti and other South Pacific destinations before returning via San Diego. My Star was then taken to Lake Mead near Las Vegas, Nevada, where she remained in fresh water until I purchased her in 2005 from friends of Michael. I worked to get My Star ready for another crossing, and in 2009 I sailed her to Europe with stops in Bermuda, the Azores, Ireland, and England. In 2011, on the passage back to the U.S. I made stops in the Canary Islands and the Caribbean. Charleston, SC has been My Star's home since 2011.
Westsail's "Circumnavigator" option included many upgrades. One thing I have not seen on any other sailboat (Westsail or otherwise; although I am sure some other Westsails must have them) is the almost 1.5" indestructible stainless steel stanchions. She has 7 headsails, some in very good condition and others in need of cleaning and repair. My Star has taken on 30-40 ft. seas for days while doing hull speed with bare poles and I never once doubted her seaworthiness. THAT is why I bought a Westsail in the first place and My Star did not disappoint! If you want a bulletproof blue water boat, My Star fits the bill in every way.
Unfortunately, My Star broke her anchor chain during hurricane Mathew in October and drifted into a nearby bridge. That damaged her teak rub rail and toe rail and bent a whisker stay tang and broke a spreader. The bridge scratched her hull on one side in an area of about 2' x 3'. These are not show stoppers and all can be repaired or replaced without too much trouble. Also, the last time I was motoring she broke a pushrod in one cylinder but continued to run on two cylinders (not recommended except in an emergency). I am including a fully functioning replacement engine (Volvo Penta MD17C) that is plug and play. She is priced at a bargain to reflect these issues. As I work to repair these items the price may change commensurate with her improving condition.
Port lazarette serves as a propane locker with three custom 7lb tanks vented to cockpit
Aft lazarette provides more storage.
Remove companionway stairs to access engine room, which also contains battery bank and fuel tanks.
Galley to port with single sink, two burner Shipmate stove/oven, icebox converted to 12-v reefer, Lots of storage, including cabinet above reefer.
Electrical panel, chart table, wet locker with bookshelf above and lots of storage to starboard
Dinette to port with book shelves and several storage lockers.
Settee that converts to single berth and pilot berth above and you guessed it, more storage!
Head to port with single basin sink, Wilcox Crittenden Skipper head and more storage.
Hanging locker and drawers to starboard with shelves that run behind drawers.
Huge double v-berth over storage lockers;
Hanging locker and more storage lockers to starboard.
Chain locker in forepeak
Teak and maple cabin sole
Deck & Hull:
Stainless bowsprit purchased from Bud Taplin
Stainless stern arch purchased from Bud Taplin
Stainless steel mast pulpits with teak pinrail and belaying pins
Two wooden deck boxes
Stainless steel sink with 12-v pressurized water from two 35 gallon polyethylene freshwater tanks purchased from Bud Taplin
Shipmate two-burner propane gimbaled stove with oven
Fresh water hand pump for back up as well as salt-water foot pump
Top-loading insulated icebox converted to 12-v refrigeration
Tons of storage, including cabinets above refrigerator
Volvo Penta MD17C 38 HP
Fuel tank capacity: 100 gal. in three tanks
Removable cockpit sole for engine access/removal
All bronze sea cocks throughout
Wilcox Crittenden head
12 gal. fiberglass holding tank
Y-valve to holding tank or overboard
Manual bilge pump adjacent to stair
Automatic submersible bilge pump with float switch
Electrical and Electronics:
Engine instruments and switches in cockpit
Bulkhead mounted compass
ICOM VHF radio
Mast and Rigging:
Le Fiell aluminum mast, boom, and staysail boom
3/8" stainless steel standing rigging with swaged fittings
Three halyard winches on mast
Two self-tailing sheet winches
Genoa track on cap rails
Spinnaker pole mounted on deck
Boom gallows with mount at stanchion for carrying outboard motor
Mast tabernacle with teak pinrails and pins
New stainless turnbuckles purchased from Bud Taplin
Kern main with two reef points, staysail with one reef point, yankee, working jib, storm trysail, genoa, reacher, drifter
Quantum asymmetrical spinnaker with hoisting sleeve and snuffer