Extremely well built and designed for serious voyaging, the Westsail 32 Cutter is recognized around the world for being a tough, seaworthy, comfortable cruiser that will take you to the far corners of the earth.
Cherchez is a cutter rigged, single mast sailing sloop, and was factory finished in Costa Mesa, California. She is thoughtfully laid out, well-maintained, and ready for you to fulfill your sailing and cruising dreams.
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The S/V Cherchez, originally named Tenaru, is a 1973 vintage Westsail 32 (W32). It is hull number 67 and was factory finished in Costa Mesa, California. Photographs of the S/V Tenaru were used in the original Westsail advertising pamphlets.
The boat has a fiberglass hull, is 32 feet long, 39 feet overall with extents (bowsprit and boomkin), 27’-6” at the waterline, 11’-0” beam, 5’-0” draft, with a full shoal draft keel.
Rudder is located behind the keel and propeller is protected within the keel.
Cherchez is a cutter rigged, single mast sailing sloop, Westsail Hull Number: WSS F0067 1272, US Documentation Official Number 546645. Displacement is 19,500 pounds with 7,000 pounds ballast.
There were 830 W32’s built between 1971 and 1981, designed by William Crealock. The Westsail 32 is a direct descendent of the double ender Norwegian pilot boat.
Current owners purchased the boat on the “hard” in Charleston, Oregon in August 2007. She was rechristened Cherchez, which means “seek” or “look for”, in French.
She was moved up the Oregon coast to Astoria, Oregon the first of September 2007. Later that month she was moved up the Columbia River to her home port in Saint Helens, Oregon.
CHERCHEZ is a fully operational sailing vessel that gets sailed every week during the summers on the Columbia River and is just back from a 2016 ocean trip North from St Helens, Oregon to the San Juan Islands in Washington.
She is a heavy blue water cruising boat, upgraded, refurbished, outfitted, and is ready for her new owners.
Both Bud Taplin and David King have worked on the boat and are familiar with her.
Partial listing of upgrades/replacements/refurbished items: bowsprit beam, bowsprit extended cage, lifelines, standing rigging, Stay sail, Genoa sail, winches, halyards, sheet lines, dodger, tiller handle, packless shaft seal, starter, alternator, fuel injection pump, water pump, fuel tanks, freshwater tanks, holding tank, plumbing, electrical circuit breaker panels, navigation lights, cabin lights, battery charger, heaters, and electronics.
Jib Sheets - Lewmar #40ST, self tailing, two speed
Main Halyard - Lewmar #8, single speed
Jib/Staysail Halyard - Lewmar #8, single speed
Reefing (2) - Lewmar #6, single speed
260 NE Tomahawk Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217