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  • 27/05/2020 at 08:54 on A5 RudderHi Nick this is a mk1 rudder stock I have 3x blades 2x dinghy...
  • 27/05/2020 at 07:48 on A5 RudderSimon Looking good. It is quite a bit different to the later rudders. Do...
  • 26/05/2020 at 22:13 on Engine transplantI have now ordered my engine Nanni 250 HE with TMC40 gearbox similar to...
  • 25/05/2020 at 13:41 on Engine transplantSimon, I fitted a vetus engine in A90 see photos in her log, drive...
  • 24/05/2020 at 07:59 on Engine transplantHi Simon There are a lot of (Mark II) boats with diesel twins. On...
  • 23/05/2020 at 20:45 on Engine transplantI now have my makers name plate made by a friend..I did get him...

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A5 Rudder

A5 Rudder
2020 May - Mk1 Rudder  in very good condition  has finally found its way on to Diaphony A5 .  And have lowered the top pintle down about 2 inches, also replaced lower pintle ...
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Scoop – A89’s secret weapon for East Coast Race

Scoop - A89's secret weapon for East Coast Race
2020 May - Our East Coast representative has sent us this scoop from secret waters somewhere near Harwich. Getting the Atalanta to go faster has pre-occupied many in recent years (check out ...
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A160 Moyra video of sailing holiday in 1968

A160 Moyra video of sailing holiday in 1968
2020 May - There’s a video of this boat A160 ‘Moyra’ from an 8mm film I made in 1968. David Clover. https://vimeo.com/420750645
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Engine transplant


2020 May - Is there anyone running a Yanmar GM20 in an Atalanta 26 I already have a RCA Dolphin 12 hp two stroke twin fitted in the boat. I would like to know if this ...
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A35 features in Audio-Visual treat

A35 features in Audio-Visual treat
2020 April - Further to the investigations in what happened to A35 Scherzo after the Conservatoire International de la Plaisance  closed down in the 1990s we have continued to search periodically. I ...
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A76 and A98, a sad loss and an idea for the future

A76 and A98, a sad loss and an idea for the future
2020 April - We were saddened to hear at the beginning of last year that the long term owner of A76 Inshallah and A98 Beki had died. The owner had been restoring ...
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A148 Johara for sale £3,000 – SOLD

A148 Johara for sale £3,000 - SOLD
2020 April - It is with a heavy heart that I offer A148, Johara for sale. I moved to the Isle of Harris with the intention of finally sorting her out but a ...
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Spotted on Facebook group “Rotting in a Boatyard”

Spotted on Facebook group “Rotting in a Boatyard”
2020 April -
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A65 Joann For Sale – £4000 incl. unique trailer

A65 Joann For Sale - £4000 incl. unique trailer
2020 March - A65 Joann is for sale. A special Atalanta, Joann has a Titania coachroof ‘blister’ over the main cabin providing increased headroom there. She also has a standard Atalanta blister ...
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F14 Noggin for sale £5,950

F14 Noggin for sale £5,950
2020 February - Noggin has had a great deal of work done in recent years by professional boatbuilder Alan Staley and the previous owner. She is wonderful condition, looking very smart and awaiting ...
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A1 Restoration – The Final Push

A1 Restoration - The Final Push
2019 December - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has ...
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Contact from Norbert FRADIN in Bordeaux


2019 December - I have today received a reply from Norbert Fradin of the Musée Mer Marine at Bordeaux. He briefly states that he is, unfortunately not capable of giving us any information  ...
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Colchide’s rudder

Colchide's rudder
2019 December - Colchide came out the water last week and I noticed that the rudder had some delamination cracks on the trailing edge. It has a 12mm central oak core and a ...
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Memories of my Father’s boat

Memories of my Father's boat
2019 December - Alan contacted us to enquire about the fate of A175 Inyoniamanzi (African for ‘Water Bird’). We were unable to provide much more information but Alan added some information to ...
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Bernard Blavier

Bernard Blavier
2019 November - Bernard Blavier contacted the AOA in October 2019 to enquire of her whereabouts. (Connecting with ex-owners is one of the pleasures of the website). Bernard was the owner responsible for A35 ...
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A1 hauls out, watched by A89

A1 hauls out, watched by A89
2019 November - After her first few months afloat for over 25 years Mike Dixon took A1 out of the water at the Orwell Yacht Club in the middle of October. Colchide, ...
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A1 Atalanta floats for the first time in over 25 years

A1 Atalanta floats for the first time in over 25 years
2019 November - I hope you will have read the excellent series of articles by Mike Dixon about his restoration of the Atalanta prototype – A1 Atalanta. There are more to come ...
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Re-Restoration for Relaunch!


2019 November - I can’t seem to get my photos to load, but I am under my second restoration of the awesome T6 Kittiwake.  No major problems but some major projects.  Mystery leaks ...
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New owner and location


2019 November - Pilgrim is now ashore at Ullswater and owned by; John Hamilton Jr. , > Barrow in Furness Cumbria
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November 2019 Classic Boat – Atalanta as an ‘Affordable Classic’

November 2019 Classic Boat - Atalanta as an 'Affordable Classic'
2019 October - It started with a conversation at the Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta in June this year. In the bar. Peter Smith, art editor for Classic boat was taking part with his 8-ton ...
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A38 – across Canada

A38 - across Canada
2019 October - For those interested, A38 has found its way across Canada from North Bay Ontario to Saltspring island, British Columbia . A five day 4000km journey.  Saltspring island will be it’s ...
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Ex Owner seeks photos of Aquilo sailing for a painting

Ex Owner seeks photos of Aquilo sailing for a painting
2019 August - Vic Carr, ex owner, had this letter published in the September edition of Classic Boat. The Secretary is getting touch with Classic Boat to connect with Vic. He is looking for photos ...
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A104 Arosa – £2000

A104 Arosa - £2000
2019 July - A104 Arosa for sale due to re-location Re-location to Canada forces reluctant sale.She is currently sitting on a roadworthy galvanised four wheel trailer.Good mainsail and genoa, some older jibs and genoa, ...
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A176 Persephone – Last Call (2019)


2019 July - We were contacted by someone who was looking to help a friend dispose of an Atalanta. They did not know many details but provided the photos below. From this ...
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Diesel Bug in Fuel Tank

Diesel Bug in Fuel Tank
2019 July - Why you should always add a biocide to your diesel fuel (see photographs)! The algal gloop formed a mat lying on the bottom of the tank. As there was a 3 ...
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Modification – F53 ?


2019 July - I used to own a fairey fulmar,   I think it is this one, mast replaced   with an alloy one, a distinct modification  was carried out to the  center plate,    it was  ...
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A89 Colchide stars at the 2019 Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta

A89 Colchide stars at the 2019 Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta
2019 June -  
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Bluster in two big bits (and many small bits)

Bluster in two big bits (and many small bits)
2019 June - Bluster is now under an all-weather cover so it is possible to work on her even when the weather is not as fine as it should be. Many of the fittings ...
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Base camp Terrapin

Base camp Terrapin
2019 May - base camp established we are missing the magneto from the Coventry and need a model number  we are also wanting all the sponge replicating
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Saving A49 Terrapin

Saving A49 Terrapin
2019 May - I saw A49 on ebay and I am bringing her home to restore. 
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Refit of Bluster Started

Refit of Bluster Started
2019 April - Work has started on Bluster’s major refit, now that the weather is warmer and dryer. I am starting to strip off the bits that have not been off for a ...
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Colchide back in the water

Colchide back in the water
2019 April - Colchide went back into the water on a very cold 3 April 2019. Winter work included: Changing the impeller on the Farymann diesel Moving and greasing all 6 stainless steel keel pins Replacing ...
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Atalanta trailer winter refurbishing

Atalanta trailer winter refurbishing
2019 March - Atalanta trailer winter refurbishing
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A1 Restoration – Spars, Rigging, Sails

A1 Restoration - Spars, Rigging, Sails
2019 February - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has ...
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A1 Restoration – Topside Veneering

A1 Restoration - Topside Veneering
2019 February - I took on the restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ in 2016. This post begins a series in which I will document the work done, in text and photographs. There has ...
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