Wednesday, September 13, 2017



Dreamboat Annie is For Sale.

Due to a bad knee that has gotten worse over the last year and a recent hip injury, I am having to sell my Westsail 32.

I am in Marsh Harbour, Abacos doing missionary work but I sailed the boat to Indiantown, FL so it could be more readily accessible to interested buyers stateside. However, I will be happy to answer questions you might have regarding the vessel.

To make an appointment to see her, he will need to contact:

Advantage Yacht Sales
Dennis Dodge

Here are links to various places where interested parties can see hundreds of pictures from the first day I bought her until just recently:


Her ad on

The initial blog I started when I purchased her and began her refit...
(this one takes you to the first post on that blog)

Her Facebook Page:
(tons of pictures and links to refit posts)

A Video Tour of the inside of Annie...

"Dreamboat Annie" has been refit over the last two and a half years and is ready to cruise.

She is one of nine boats built by P&M Worldwide after Westsail Corp. went bankrupt. P&M bought the molds and built only nine boats, Annie is #4 of those factory built vessels.

She is a turn-key Bluewater Cruiser.

1983 Westsail 32


Yanmar 56 HP Diesel
Stainless Steel Bowsprit
Monitor Wind Vane
ST2000 Auto-Tiller rigged to wind vane
New Propeller Shaft
4 New VMAxtanks 125 AH AGM Deep Cell Batteries (House Bank)
1 New Starting Battery
New Nature's Head Composting Toilet
Pronautic 3/30 Battery Charger
3 Ubiquiti Bullet Antennas (2.4 & 5.0 GHZ) with router & POE system
NORCOLD SCQT-4408 Icebox Refrigerator/Freezer with remote gauge
Simrad GO7 Bulkhead mounted Depth/Chart/Fish Finder with shoot-thru-hull transducer
13,500 BTU RV Dometic A/C
2000 Watt Modified Sine Wave Inverter w/ manual shore/Gen switch
Four New Renogy 100 Watt Solar Panels
New Rutland 504 Wind Generator
New Douglas Fir Tiller
New Lower & Upper Shroud Chain Plates
New Whisker Stays and Chain Plates
New Forward Hatch
All New 12V Wiring
New Cutlass Bearing
Rebuilt Rudder reinforced at all hinge points
New Belay Pin Rack w/ Belay Pins
New Trimast light (LED)
New Spreader lights (LED)
All New Inside lighting (LED)
35# CQR Anchor
Davis Instruments Shockles Line Snubber
New 200 Ft. 3/8 PPP Anchor Chain w/ 200 ft. rode
Two New Double Bilge Pumps (2000 GPH Each)
Cobra VHF Radio
New Pressure Cold Water system with extra water pump
New Whaler Manual Bilge Pump
Rebuilt lowered V-Berth in Cedar
New Bottom Paint
New Topside Paint
Tuff-coat Deck paint (not finished)
Cap rails repaired and painted
Five 5 Gallon West Marine Diesel Jugs w/ Deck Board
Two 5 Gallon West Marine Water Jugs w/ Deck Board
New 6 Inch Memory Foam V-Berth Mattress
New 30' Dock Lines
New Running Rigging
New Ritchie Venture Compass Combi-Dial With Flush Mount And 12V Green Night Light
New Newport Vessels 8-Feet 10-Inch Dana Inflatable Sport Tender Dinghy Boat with Yamaha 4 HP Outboard Motor, ($1000 extra)
New Smoke/CO2 Detector
New Never Used Solar Shower
New West Marine Deep Water Inflatable Life Jacket with PLB (Needs to be re-registered to new owner)
New V-Berth Hatch
Two Burner Non-Pressured Alcohol Stove
New LoGun Pivot Table with Bamboo Table Top
New Bamboo Reefer Top
New Teak Companionway Hatch Cover with Dual Slide Locks
Extra Engine Parts (transmission, motor mounts, alternator, water pump, impellers, etc.)
Extra Sailboat part (shackles, blocks, turnbuckles, etc.)
Extra-large Foul Weather Gear
Forward Hatch Wind Scoop
Two Bosun's Chairs
Bago Dry Bags Quick Ditch Kit
6 Stanley SortMaster Tool Boxes filled with tools (lot's of extra tools)
New Galley Countertop
New Galley Sink and Faucet
Lots of small tools, mops, scrub brushes, cushion seat, shop vac, electrical meters, etc.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Settling In & Boat Work

After three weeks in Marsh Harbour, (though I was in Nassau for a week at a lectureship), I am finally settling in.

The culprit on the starter system was the "Slave Solenoid" or "Secondary Solenoid" as some call it. My good friend, Scott Harris, along with my new friend, Joe Canales, came over today and Scott worked on the starter system while Joe and I put the dinghy in the water.

The engine now cranks on demand, I can now dink out to the reefs and coral heads to fish, snorkel, and explore the island and nearby islands during my free time, and I am flying my Bahamas flag.

I'll move from slip to the hook at the end of the month, (can't afford to stay in a slip here... very expensive and electric is 65 cents per kilowatt hour).

Thanks Scott & Joe for your help! You guys are the BEST!

Fair seas and God bless!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

We made it to Marsh Harbour. It took eight days with a short stop over in Marathon Key, FL. Thanks to Peter Ryan for bringing your experience to the table and sailing with me.

Fair seas and God bless!

Here's some pics...