Strange, this blog is still very popular (September 2012)....

I will try to 'profit' a bit from it, as this is my blog and I sold the 'watergeus' a long time ago.

A Westsail is a marvelous boat, but you should not be in a hurry. The standing riggin and the chainplates should be still in good shape, as I changed them in 2006(?) and all with staylocks. Easy to change......

I have finalised another adventure, making a living as a farmer in Chile, and again I move on and again it is for sale for a decent price.

Gorgeous Terrain with rivers, trees and raspberries for sale in the south of Chile

Take a look at it. It is really unique, specially the forests, that I really struggle to capture correctly.

Curious what I'm going to do right now? Just follow this blog and I will let you know when I have sold my very nice terrain in the south of Chile.


Boat was sold, October 2008

This site only for reference about "Watergeus", "Westsail-32".

My Westsail-32, S/V Watergeus, is for sale!

Asking price : $36,000.00 US
Current location: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

In a couple of weeks moving to Panama. So, I don't have to say that this boat is ready to leave.

For more information about the boat see Sponsored By The Wind Blog

Front of Watergeus & some specs

Originally uploaded by Watergeus.
Front of S/V Watergeus, a Westsail-32

  • Stainless steel bowsprit (new 1999)
  • Roller furling (new 2004)
  • Standing rigging with staylock (new 2004)
  • Lifelines (new 2004)
  • Anti-fouling (new 2006)
  • Raincatcher, windcatcher, suncovers with sunbrella (new 2006)

Aft of the boat

Originally uploaded by Watergeus.
The Cap-Horn windvane does a perfect job.

You see the SS Boomkin, place to hang the outboard (5 hp), fishing lure out and the original not-rusting ladder (since 1998).

Basic Specs of Watergeus

Basic specs:

  • LOA 32'
  • LWL 27'-6"
  • Beam: 11'-0"
  • Draft: 5'-0"
  • Ballast: 7000 LBS.
  • Displ: 20,000 LBS.
  • Sail area: 663 SQ. FT.
  • Cutter Rig
  • Diesel : Perkins 4-108, new 199?
  • Diesel storage: 80 gallons
  • Water storage: 80 gallons
  • Energy : 3 solar panels (2 new 2004), total of 180 Watts
  • SS bowsprit
  • SS boomkin
  • Roller Furling

Detailed Specs

Watergeus Specifications:

Hull number : 275
in the water in 1975

    Standing Rigging
    Standing rigging, 316 SS 2004
    Staylock terminals 2004
    Turnbuckles 2004
    Chainplates 2004
    Running Rigging
    Hailyards 2004
    Sheets 2004
    Diesel, Perkins 4-108
    Transmission Hurth
    2 Racor external filters
    Fuel 80 gallons in two tanks
    Electric fuel pump
    GPS 1999
    GPS backup 2006
    Card radar alarm 2004
    Solar panels (3) 2005
    Inverter (2) 2004
    Depthsounder 1999
    VHF 2004
    VHF handheld 1998
    SSB radio, Yachtboy 2004
    Lights (fluorecent, halogeen, leds) 2004
    House batteries (4, golfcart) 2004
    Starter battery (1, deep-cycle) 2005
    Anchor gear
    CQR's (2)
    Danforth (1)
    Fisherman, hurricane anchor (1)
    Chain (BBB), 200 ft 1998
    Windless (manual)
    Nylon rope
    Force-10 SS, two pits propane stove
    Propane (tank is outside)
    Sink with salt and sweet water
    Footpumps (2)
    Handpump (in toilet area)
    Freshwater 80 gallons
    Interior design
    Combination of varnished teak and white (poly-urethane)
    Traditional design (galley at port, nav. table sb)
    Sleeps four with comfort
    Mainsail (2)
    Genua (roller furling) 2002
    Spare sails on hanks (2)
    Genoa tracks 2004
    Staysail tracks 2004
    Boom track 2004
    Other things
    Doghouse 2002
    Windpilot (Cap-Horn) 2004
    Boom 2004
    Caprail 2006
    Dingy (Cameleon), rowing, sailing, engine 1998
    Outboard (5hp), 2-stroke 2002
    Lots, including most of the standing rigging that was renewed in 2004
    Almost complete overhaul kit for the Perkins

    ... more to come

Boat Registration

S/V Watergeus is registered in the Netherlands.
Her home port is Amsterdam.

History of the boat

The boat was build by the Westsail corporation in Costa Mesa. Hull number 275.

It was in the water in 1975 as a Canadian registered boat named Nadine-II. It was a present of a grandmother to her grandchild after he successfully finished his university. This happy grandkid took the boat out on the Pacific for an unknown number of years.

At a certain time the boat was sold to a couple living in Juneau, Alaska. The boat was renamed 'Tillikum'. They upgraded the boat and sailed it via the Panama-canal to Cartagena de Indias. They sailed it for some years in the area of Colombia, Panama and Costa-Rica.

In 1997 I came in contact with the owners and asked them to sail the boat to Amsterdam, the Netherlands or any port in the USA. So they did.
The boat ended up in Rockport, Texas where I bought the boat in the beginning of January 1998. I registered the boat under the name "Watergeus" in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After arranging my leave from the Netherlands for half a year, I came to live on the boat in July 1998.
I renovated the boat during the hurricane-season of 1998. After that I took of to Veracruz, Mexico. Via Isla Mujeres I ended up in the Rio Dulce, Guatemala. The 1999 hurricane-season was spent in this safe hurricane-hole.

In 2000 we took of to the islands of Honduras, Providencia and Cartagena de Indias. We went to Panama and back again to Cartagena. From there our trip went to Jamaica and Haiti where we spent the hurricane-season of 2001.
In 2002 we were back in the Rio Dulce, Guatemala.
In 2003 we headed to Florida and Alabama to do a major renovation of the boat in Demopolis during the hurricane-season of that year.

In 2004 we finally left the USA, once more to the Rio Dulce in Guatemala. In 2005 we redid our first round of the Caribbean and included Cuba in the trip. We returned to the Rio Dulce in July 2006 where we live on the boat at this moment (Jan 2007).

Dinghy on deck

Originally uploaded by Watergeus.
The dinghy sails, rows and comes in two parts.
Designed by Danny Green under the name 'Chameleon'.

It comes with an outboard (5 HP, 2-stroke, 2002), rarely used. It rows perfectly.

Radar alarm and main GPS

Originally uploaded by Watergeus.
The new (2004) C.A.R.D. Radar alarm gives you the direction of boats in a 20 miles range. It consumes only .045 amps at 12 volts. A great security-item. (For more information see Mcintyre Marine Products).

Beside it is the main GPS, visible from the cockpit.

Ready to splash again

Originally uploaded by Watergeus.
Finally, after a hot summer in Alabama the boat is ready to splash again.