Rode Trip – SOLD

What’s next for Rode Trip…the choice could be yours!! Rode Trip has been a sea-worthy, adventure-seeking vessel for us, maybe she can make your dreams come true too!

Make: Westsail 32
Material: Fiberglass
Year: 1975
Displacement: 20,000lbs
Length over all (LOA): 36’6″
Length on Deck : 32′
Draft: 5′
Beam 11′ 6″
Ballast: 7,000lbs (poured lead)
Fuel Tank: 25 gallons + 27 gallons in jerry jugs
Fuel tank for diesel fireplace: 2.5 gallons
Water Tank: 80 gallons in 2 polyethylene tanks with deck fill

Cutter rigged
New Standing Rigging in 2007
Most running rigging replaced in 2012
Aluminum mast and boom
New stainless steel boomkin (2012)
Stainless steel box tubing style bowsprit
New wooden rub rails and bowsprit platform (2012)
New chainplates installed 2011
Double spinnaker poles mounted to mast for easy downwind sailing – link
Cape Horn self steering (2012) – install used as an example on Cap horn website
2 – Lewmar #40 self tailing winches in cockpit
Ritchie compass – BN-C
Garhauer mainsheet system on heavy duty traveller
Boom cradle
Simpson Lawrence manual windlass
Stainless steel sampson post (2011)
Primary anchoring – 300′ of 3/8 BBB chain – (2012)
Secondary rode – 20′ chain, 300′ of rode
Primary anchor – 44# Claw
Backup anchors – 45# CQR, 22# Danforth
Outboard propane box with 2 x 10# Lite Cylinder (fiberglass see through type)
Outboard engine mount on boom cradle
Navigation lights and anchor light replaced with super bright LED bulbs

Sail inventory:
Dacron Mainsail 9oz fabric – good condition, fully battened, 2 reefs
Spare dacron mainsail 8oz fabric – usable condition, partial battens, 3 reefs
Storm Main with its own track on the mast
All headsails are hank on and include
Storm Jib – Excellent condition
Kern Yankee – in very good condition
Kern Super Yankee – in fair condition
Custom Drifter/#1 Genoa – excellent condition
Kern Staysail – club footed, good condition
Main and Staysail have custom canvas covers in fair condition. Every headsail has its own bag.



Electrical System:
New AC-Delco 8DA deep cycle service battery (2014) 420 aH
New group 31 starting battery (2013)
Solar power system all new in 2012
240W solar panel
mppt charge controller – Blue Sky solar boost 3024i, with shunt to charge starting battery when service batteries are full
1000W West marine inverter – 2500W peak
ProMariner battery charger – ProSport 12, dual bank charging
120V shore power plug with cord and pigtails
Battery selector switch
All interior lights are LED, cool white throughout, with optional red at Nav station

Chartplotter – Navman 5500 color chartplotter (CMAP-chips)
Radar – Autohelm ST50 plus, with mast mounted Radome
VHF – Uniden Oceanus, with DSC
CD/Stereo – Pioneer DEH-1900MP
CMAP chip reader for PC
CMAP charts for Fundy, Nova Scotia, PEI and Cape Breton (2006)
Horizon digital depth sounder DS 30 (not currently working)

Complete galley rebuild (2011)
Maple countertops
New shelves with hardwood fiddles to keep food on shelves
New icebox insulation
Fiberglass sink – classic bronze faucet
Freshwater foot pump – whale gusher galley pump MKIII
Custom hinged waste bin cabinet
SMEV – 4 burner stove with oven, purchased used installed in 2011


Large stand up navigation station with 3 large drawers, and two large top opening storage areas
Wet locker at base of companionway stairs

Westsail 32 layout featuring opposing settees with a removable centerline table. Comfortable seating for 6. There is a pilot berth to starboard above the settee, currently used for storage. Large cabin area provides massive amounts of storage behind and under settees. Settee cushions and cushion covers in good condition. Each settee is usable as a sea berth with a lee cloth. Forward of the centerline table is a Newport diesel fireplace, putting out up to 16,500 BTUs of heat. The fireplace has its own diesel tank.


Moving forward the head is to port, and hanging closet and drawers are to starboard. An airhead composting toilet was installed in 2010. The countertop is done in tile with a stainless sink with hand pump (not currently plumbed). Ample storage outboard of the head in two large cabinet areas, one at sole level and one at countertop level.


The V-berth has a step up to the level of the bunk which is a nearly queen sized sleeping area. Underneath the level of the bunk are 4 storage compartments accessible under the mattress. The step up the bunk is on a hinged door that opens to a huge sail locker. There is enough space in the sail locker to stow all unused sails, with space left for additional gear. A large access door enables quick access to anchor rodes.


Engine: Perkins 4-108 (50 hp)
Rebuilt engine installed: 2005
Engine Hours: 1275
The engine runs well and starts easily. Oil changes and fuel filter changes done regularly. Recent work to the engine includes a rebuilt high pressure fuel injector pump and new raw water pump. Fantastic engine access from the cabin as well as through removable cockpit floor.





Inflatable dinghy – Avon 1992, 9ft, rollup aluminum floor. In poor condition
Nissan NS-5B outboard – runs well, has character from custom repairs
Electric bilge pump – Rule Mate 1100 gph pump
Manual bilge pump – Whale gusher accessible under companionway stairs
Life sling
Carbon Monoxide detector
Smoke detector
Wooden plugs for through hull
2 – orange Type 2 life jackets
4 – handheld Orion flares expire Oct-2015
Additional expired flares including parachute flare, flare gun, and cannister smoke signal
orange distress flag

Rode Trip is SOLD.

5 thoughts on “Rode Trip – SOLD

  1. But I just bought a boat!!! It is a perfect cruiser and someone is going to be very happy to get her.
    Good luck on your new adventure! I am available for a transatlantic delivery in the fall. 🙂

  2. I saw your post on women who sail. Thought I recognized you. We were at Hinkley’s in Savanah, Georgia when you were there last November. We were with friends on the 40 Cat in front of you. We have been preparing sv/Perceptions to cruise ourselves this fall. Good luck to you with your new boat!

  3. We remember you all! Hope all goes well with your preparations…departure just around the corner, whee hoo! You’ll have a blast out there! What’s the tentative plan (I know all to well plans change like the wind)?

  4. Melissa,
    The head does not have a shower (we use a solar shower) but does have a drain pan built into the floor and you could install an extendable shower head faucet if you prefer. There is a sink in the head, plumbed to drain out but not currently connected to the fresh water tanks.

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