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WE'RE AT SOUTHAMPTON BOATSHOW - Volunteers please

Uffa Fox 2022 - celebration 50 years on in Cowes
NEW Salvaged parts page -secondhand parts to keep your boat afloat

AOA & Website News

16th July - Website Updates July ’21
Triggered by some recent (unsuccessful) attacks on the site we have updated the way people can request an account. It is now more manual than before. This does not affect existing users of the website. At the same time we ...
17th May - Website Spring Clean
While most of our thorough Spring Clean was about keeping the site working smoothly there have been some functional improvements too. The ‘Images’ page now includes the Boat sail number in the gallery The Registers have been refreshed and checked against our ...
20th December - Uffa Fox in 2022 – Celebrate Uffa’s legacy 50 years on
Celebrate the designs, work and life of Uffa Fox with sailing, racing, fun and Uffa history in Cowes over a weekend in 2022, the 50th anniversary year of his death

Latest website contributions
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Pixies – Do they make good tenders? (0 replies)
15th July Triggered by the Pixie for sale on the site the question has arisen: Do Pixies make good tenders for ...
Pixies - Do they make good tenders?
Fairey Marine Pixie Tender For Sale (0 comments)
07th July Very rare Fairey Marine Pixie Tender for sale. Open to reasonable offers. The tender has a deck over one ...
Fairey Marine Pixie Tender For Sale
Repairing the Split in the Topsides (0 comments)
02nd July As reported in Bluster’s last blog post, there was a worrying split in the topsides at the starboard ...
Repairing the Split in the Topsides
2021 Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta (0 comments)
30th June A89 Colchide attended the 2021 Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta over the weekend 25-27 June. This Regatta encourages both ...
2021 Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta
Whipstaff tamer and portable elec keel adjustment (2 replies)
29th June I wanted a way to control Helene’s  whipstaff while I was otherwise occupied, and thought about the peg-board ...
Whipstaff tamer and portable elec keel adjustment
Rudder Hauling Wire Arrangement (5 replies)
22nd June Is there a drawing showing how  the two ‘hauling’ wires are threaded and connect to the rudder of ...
Vertical crack at forward end of aft deck – thoughts (0 replies)
21st June Jonathan provided details of his gunwale repairs in his latest post about A183 Bluster’s restoration. In this post ...
Vertical crack at forward end of aft deck - thoughts
Repairs around the rubbing strake (2 comments)
12th June The hot sunny weather we are having in Scotland at the moment is ideal for wood repairs as ...
Repairs around the rubbing strake
A184, Aquilo II, £5,500 (0 comments)
10th June Aquilo II is in a barn on her trailer near Bridport in Dorset. She is possibly the last ...
A184, Aquilo II, £5,500
A Dozen at The Two Keels (0 comments)
31st May The AOA ‘Beer & Natter’ at ‘The Two Keels’ on Saturday 22 May 2021 at 6 PM was ...
A Dozen at The Two Keels
Keel Bolt Seal lubricant (2 replies)
30th May I am interested to hear what keel bolt seal lubricant, if any, others use. My personal favourite is silicon ...
Keel Bolt Seals (0 replies)
30th May The AOA is running short of keel bolt seals, so Nick and I decided to have a look ...
A165 Sloeberry was Mavista pre 1996 (0 comments)
15th May My father Dr.Peter Ewart Burden re-named this boat. We nearly lost her and our lives once-sailing from Ramsgate ...
Rudder Anodes (4 replies)
13th May I need to renew the anodes on A90’s rudder. It seems the blade is made of aluminium. Does this require ...
Bluster Progress – Removing Rusty Iron and Making Good (2 comments)
11th May Work on Bluster has continued in April and early May. Much of April was spent removing rusty bolts ...
Bluster Progress - Removing Rusty Iron and Making Good
Keel bolt covers: “Sikaflex – Ugh!” (4 comments)
02nd May This will be my last post on Helene’s Boat Blog as owner. In fact although started before the ...
Keel bolt covers: "Sikaflex - Ugh!"
In Hull Transducer (5 replies)
14th April Am thinking of fitting a NASA Marine In Hull depth transducer. But all Internet talk is about the X’ducer ...
In Hull Transducer
A passenger ride in an Atalanta aged 9 started me sailing (1 comments)
05th April I was spring cleaning A89 Colchide yesterday, when I was approached by a gentleman. “Is that an Atalanta” “Oh, I ...
Stem capping strip repair- rot in forward part of keel (6 comments)
05th April A179 Quinteffence has been laid up on her trailer for the last 8 years as life has not ...
Stem capping strip repair- rot in forward part of keel
Cleaning Engine & Compartment ? (3 replies)
05th April Prior to a full service, the engine on A90 now needs a good clean, lots of farmyard barn ...