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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

5/26/2010 - Boat history

Much of what follows was gleaned form the Abstract of Title from the USCG. It's public information available over the internet so I don't think I'm betraying any confidences.

Siempre Sabado was built by the Westsail Corporation of Costa Mesa California in February, 1976. I'm sure it took more than the month of February to build her so I suspect the hull number that shows her birthdate corresponds to when the hull was finished rather than the whole boat. Meter of fact, on looking at the paperwork closer, I see she was completed in February of 1979. She was hull number 20 of approximately 80-some W28s that were ultimately built.

As near as I can figure out from following the paperwork, her history went something like this:

She was originally built for and sold to an outfit called Wind Works, of Seattle, WA. I suspect this might have been a charter outfit. They owned her from 1979 to 1983. Although I don't know for sure what she was called during this period, I do know that at one time her name was Maalaea. And, in the photos of her for sale under that name she has Washington state registration numbers. Since Wind Works was in Seattle and the next owners hailed from Portland, I suspect that Maalaea was her original name.

In 1983 she was sold to a couple from Portland, William and Francine Hughes who owned her until they sold her to Robert and Sally Brewer.

Sometime in 1994 the Brewers appear to have sold her to Calvin and Sue Edwards.

A little over a year later, they sold her to Daniel Sullivan who changed her name to Sarah.

Mr. Sullivan kept her for about 3 years and then, in 1999 he sold her to Robert & Charlotte Martin who changed her name to Drifter.

The Martins hung on to her until Fall of 2006 when they sold her to David Tozer who changed her name to Sirena although he never got around to actually painting the new name on the hull.

A mere 6 or 7 months later, in April of 2007, we bought her and changed her name to Siempre Sabado.

Not sure why I care about this but I just think it's kind of cool to know our home's history. So, if any of the folks mentioned happen to be reading this, or if anyone knows any of them or remember someone who owned a Westsail 28 with one of those names, we would love to hear from them. We'd be interested to hear hull #20's history, where she's gone, what she did, when some of the improvements were added and why, etc. I know it's a long shot but, you just never know.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey cool to hear about that... hey steve ..what is that thing hanging off the back by the "hand rudder" in your pic not the one before? and i like your paint and such so much more..way cool!!!!

Anonymous said...

well i finally googled siempre sabado.. a very apt name... been wondering and did you know that when googled the above name...it is number 5 on the list... ha.. your famous and now i am for knowing you!!

Steve & Lulu said...

That's a wind vane and it's in it's "stored" position. The wooden piece will be down in the water when in use. There's a "sail" that sits on top and then keeps the boat on a course based on wind direction. As long as the wind direction remains pretty steady, you keep going the right way. It's similar to an autopilot (which we also have) except that it requires no electricity and is less likely to suffer an unfixable breakdown.

Thanks for the compliment, F-I. We much prefer the green to the brown paint too. Especially when you see the green right next to the teak caprails. Purty.

-Steve

Steve & Lulu said...

Page 1 on a Google search. Pretty cool. I notice we're the only one in English, at least on my most recent search.

-Steve, or is it Esteban?

SV Estrellita 5.10b said...

I have the previous names but not the owners names so I emailed our title agent. Interesting.

Anonymous said...

Steve/Lulu: Month is May not February.

Steve & Lulu said...

Picky, picky...

2ndreef said...

I've always said a boat has a soul. OHHhh if only they could talk, the things we could learn from them! A good weekend to the both of you. We're finally going to have decent weather here in Reno for a change. Bill.

bob said...

WindWorks is an outfit headquartered here at Shilshole - they do sail training, and a little chartering. But of course you can't charter one of their boats without the training...

bob