Our Little Yacht

Soon to be renamed s/v Orleanian, Lady Slipper is a 1974 Westsail 32 though there is an extra 8ft of deck space due to the bow pulpit and radar arch. Westsails are famous for being built with safety being the priority. Lady Slipper is a curvaceous 19,000lbs, has a full keel, thick fiberglass hull and small portlights/hatches to reduce drowing opportunities. It will take a lot to hurt this old girl. A Yanmar 27hp 3HM diesel motors her along. The engine mounts are crap and because of this she hops around little spasticly. Her interior had been reconfigured by the previous owner. The head is now aft on the starboard side. With the relocation of the head, the forward cabin is pretty large and fits our full size futon mattress on the port side and 4 dresser drawers & sail locker on the starboard side. The salon has both port and starboard settees/sea berths. Most Westsails have booth seating on the port side. The galley was pretty much non existent but has been rebuilt by Steven. Appliances consist of an electric hot plate that needs to be run on the generator, propane and butane burners and 2 propane grills. The engine room is aft and has space for an aft berth above the engine that will accommodate another full size bed. Lady Slipper lives without a/c, refrigeration and radar. She does, however, have solar panels, a weather station, a Mac Mini and a few handheld GPS’. She needs some loving and sweet talking. All things Steven is good at!