s/v Om Shanti
About Om Shanti
Om Shanti is a cutter-rigged, Westsail 32, based on a Colin Archer design built in 1976, in Costa Mesa, California. She is a 32-foot (40-foot LOA), fiberglass, full keel, double-ender, weighing 20,000 pounds (25,000 pounds fully loaded). She has a 5-foot draft and an 11-foot beam.
Om Shanti has been outfitted with a 27-horsepower Yanmar 3GM30F engine. A Monitor windvane acts as a third crew member to help steer when the boat is sailing, and a Simrad TP32 tiller attached autopilot that helps to steer when the boat is motoring in calm conditions.
Om Shanti carries a variety of cruising sails to take her through various wind conditions. The main sail, made by Kern Sails, has full battens and two reef points. The hank-on staysail is made by Taylor and has one reef point. The roller furling jib, also made by Kern, is a 100% super yankee. A light weight nylon drifter, made by Kern, is stored in a spinnaker sock for easy deployment and dousing. Om Shanti also carries a set of storm sails: a storm trisail that attaches to a dedicated track on the mast, and a storm jib that hanks on to the inner forestay.
Her battery bank is 440 amp hours with charging from the engine’s high output alternator or the 75-watt solar panel. She carries 75 gallons of diesel in her tanks and 12 gallons in jerry jugs on deck. A Pur Power Survivor 35 water maker keeps the two 35-gallon water tanks topped up as well as two 5-gallon jerry jugs on deck.
Om Shanti has no refrigeration which helps to conserve battery power and maintenance, but unfortunately leaves the boat lacking in cold beer and ice. She has a two-burner propane stove with oven and carries two 6-pound aluminum propane tanks.
Her ground tackle consists of a 44-pound Bruce anchor with 275 feet of 5/16” HT chain, and a 35-pound CQR with 30 feet of 5/16” HT chain joined with 300 feet of 5/8” nylon rode. A 21-pound Fortress anchor is carried for backup and occasional use as a stern anchor. A Simpson- Lawrence 555 “Sea Tiger” manual windlass is used to raise and lower the anchors.
Om Shanti carries a Metzler, 9-foot long rigid bottom inflatable with hypalon tubes. A 9.8 horsepower Nissan outboard is able to plane the dinghy along with two people and was essential in the research of this guide. She also carries two kayaks, one Eddyline plastic Merlin LT that remains on deck, and one inflatable Advanced Elements kayak that is stored below decks.
For short distance communication, the boat carries a Standard Horizon VHF radio and handheld. For long distance communication, an Icom 718 Ham radio transmits and receives SSB and Ham frequencies, as well as sending email via an SCS Pactor II modem.
Depth information is gathered by two boat mounted depth sounders: a Raymarine bidata depth sounder and a Hummingbird Matrix 27 fish finder. A Hawk- Eye handheld depth sounder was used in the dinghy. Navigation equipment includes a Garmin GPSMAP 76, Garmin 45 GPS for backup, Nobeltec Visual Navigation Suite, and a Furuno 1621 radar.