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NEW POST> Sailing again
May 29th, 2024 by

I’m very pleased to report – we are sailing again. Me, my kids and my friends Colin and Ross have just been out this afternoon, after sailing Zambra round to Queenborough onRead More…

NEW POST> Forepeak
May 19th, 2024 by
Sugar Plum forepeak

Sugar Plum has a new bullseye light in her forepeak.   What a difference that has made.

NEW POST> Zambra leaves the workshop
May 6th, 2024 by
31-10 Zambra back to the water

It’s exciting times in Kent, as Zambra is making the final stages of her long journey back to the sea. After ten long years of intermittent restoration, it was wonderful to seeRead More…

NEW COMMENT: May 6th, 2024 by AOA
Nick Fantastic to see Zambra 'in the wild' again. Well done for all that work - she looks fantastic

NEW COMMENT: May 10th, 2024 by Stephen McCann
Brilliant to see! Looking forward to following your journey.

NEW COMMENT: May 20th, 2024 by murray reid
Congratulations! Good to see that it is possible to keep the motivation going for 10 years!

NEW POST> Atalanta Prototype Acquired by Cowes Classic Boat Museum
February 13th, 2024 by
Classic Boat Museum will have an Airborne Lifeboat, Sopranino and A1

A1 Atalanta was delivered to the Classic Boat Museum in Cowes by Mike Dixon and Nick Phillips at the end of last week. This is great news for the Museum and forRead More…

Forum Topics (shaded) and Replies

Rigging... What could you do?
February 4th 2024 by Stephen McCann
NEW REPLY:February 13th, 2024 by Nick Phillips

Spinnakers are great and really transform downwind sailing. A Code 0 on a bowsprit might be easier to handle than a spinnaker …. There have also been musings over the years aboutRead More…

Trusted Paint Services South Coast
January 16th 2024 by Stephen McCann
NEW REPLY:May 10th, 2024 by Stephen McCann

Thanks all – took your advice and did a lot of scraping down! The main benefit of A89 is the fact that ‘Uncle Bernard’ sheathed Colchide in Marglass when she was beingRead More…

NEW REPLY:April 27th, 2024 by Fairey Mary

FWIW I would recommend building up your own confidence in doing the work yourself.  Learning is fun but start with a trivial fix and build up from there.  Don’t be afraid forRead More…

February 1st 2022 by Richard James
NEW REPLY:May 15th, 2024 by David Ewing

Curlew A68 being sling lifted. The 3 and 4 m work perfectly- nice an level.

NEW REPLY:February 13th, 2024 by AOA

Another member has just rigged their boat with webbing slings. The complete set, including shackles, was under £60. Round Endless Lifting Slings. 2 x 3m rated to 3 tonnes 1 xRead More…

ply repair
December 30th 2013 by Fairey Mary
NEW REPLY:May 15th, 2024 by David Ewing

I decided to give Curlew A68 a full paint strip to assess the condition of the wood, and was pleasantly surprised how sound this 60+ year old boat is. So good, I’veRead More…