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How A105 became ‘Taku Maru’

How A105 became 'Taku Maru'
2020 November - We were delighted to hear from the son of Taku Maru’s original owner, Philip Booth, about his recollections of her and how she got her name. I am really delighted to ...
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A166 Hullabaloo For Sale – £400 in boatyard on Portland

A166 Hullabaloo For Sale - £400 in boatyard on Portland
2020 November - Through a series of unfortunate experiences A166 is in need of a new home. She is in Clark’s Boatyard on Portland. Contact Tim or Denise at 01305 860265. Although originally covered ...
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Atalanta 26 For Sale – A161 Amber Ellen

Atalanta 26 For Sale - A161 Amber Ellen
2020 November - Atalanta 26 for sale – A161 Amber Ellen. Based near Ullapool Amber Ellen is offered with a trailer and some interesting modifications including wheel steering. With varnished hull and decks ...
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A140 Kate Thomas – Two Views of Ownership in the 1990s

A140 Kate Thomas - Two Views of Ownership in the 1990s
2020 November - A recent tidy up by one of the AOA ex Bulletin Editors brought to light a new document written by an owner’s wife offering a different perspective on the ownership, ...
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Repairs to Bluster’s Bow

Repairs to Bluster's Bow
2020 November - Work has continued on repairing the bow area of Bluster. The deck area had some rot wherever it had been penetrated by a screw or bolt, allowing water to get ...
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User contributed photo – T1 Nuru Albahar in the early 1980s


2020 October - Titania T1 was owned by the Dixon’s in the early 1980s, in Ireland. Jim Dixon kindly posted this photo of her.
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Classic Boat A1 Design and Restoration Review

Classic Boat A1 Design and Restoration Review
2020 October - With the completion of A1 Atalanta last year it seemed like a golden opportunity for the Association to have another push at publicising our excellent wards. A1 was a ...
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12 October 2020 – A154 Deannie Obituary

12 October 2020 - A154 Deannie Obituary
2020 October - The decision to scrap A154 was taken in October 2020. To all intents and purposes A154 is no more although she lives on through parts salvaged by the AOA to ...
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A154 Deannie – Last chance to save her

A154 Deannie - Last chance to save her
2020 October - It is planned for Deannie to be scrapped over the weekend of 9-11 October. This week is the last chance if anyone wishes to save her. I you are seriously ...
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Bluster’s Foredeck Repairs

Bluster's Foredeck Repairs
2020 September - The foredeck from the cockpit to the forehatch has now been repaired and just needs fairing and some longitudinal slats replacing. The top laminate repairs on the bubble have now been ...
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A115 Mara For Sale – £800

A115 Mara For Sale - £800
2020 September - I have taken the decision to let A115 go to a new owner. Sadly I don’t have the time to work on her where she is as there is no ...
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F3 Dunsheen Restoration Project

F3 Dunsheen Restoration Project
2020 September - I hope there is a competent person out there who would take on the restoration of F3 Dunsheen and sail this lovely boat. She is a good example of this ...
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Cockpit Restoration

Cockpit Restoration
2020 July - I am now restoring Bluster’s cockpit at deck level. Getting the jib sheet tracks off (all four of them) was a struggle as many of the brass bolts were corroded ...
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A124 meets A1 – not for the first time?

A124 meets A1 - not for the first time?
2020 July - A124 Helene was launched at last on Monday (with much thanks to Mike Dixon for driving miles to assist). It felt good to have water under the keel again and looking ...
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T4 about to be scrapped

T4 about to be scrapped
2020 July - Titania T4 will be chopped up tomorrow, 22 July 2020 at boatscrapyard.com in Gosport. If you want any bits from her, please phone Steve on 023 9298 4666 ASAP or ...
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Bluster Refit Progress

Bluster Refit Progress
2020 July - Making the most of the warm weather and Covid19 lockdown to work on repairing the deck laminations and replace the rotten frame tops. Progress is slow, but steady.
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Aft pushpit

Aft pushpit
2020 July - Not sure I every shared any photos of the new aft pushpit. This push pit works by providing storage for a modern life ring, Seago lift raft complete with easy release ...
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Replacement keel bolts


2020 June - A 31/11 has 316 L stainless steel keel bolts and controling plates (Posted by F O’Riordain using the AOA Website ‘Guest’ posting facility)
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Renovation update 11th June 2020

Renovation update 11th June 2020
2020 June - Replacement engine arrived today now the fun begins fitting it Nanni 14hp with heat exchanger..Sorting out bearers tomorrow. My New Mast which I picked up on holiday in Cornwall a ...
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Side Deck Strengthening

Side Deck Strengthening
2020 June - On Bluster, between the companionway bulkhead and the main bulkhead the side deck and blister were joined without any reinforcement other than the quarter round on the outside. This led ...
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A55 For Sale on eBay as restoration project

A55 For Sale on eBay as restoration project
2020 June - A55 is for sale on eBay (finishes 14th June at 14.23) as a restoration project. She has been stored in a barn for a few years. Condition hard to tell exactly ...
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drg number 24833


2020 June - Hello fellow owners I am looking for  drg no 24833 Mast head rig metal mast are they available still and how much.. regards Simon
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Furlough work

Furlough work
2020 June - 3 months Furlough Had to do something   Full speed ahead on Diaphony  working on the keel boxes  Mtg brackets blasted and  Galvernised  and painted with Epoxy Primer  as are the ...
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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 Read about the history of the London Sailing Project, now Rona Trust, on ...
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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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Fairey Marine Promotional Videos

Fairey Marine Promotional Videos
2020 May - We have recently placed five Fairey Marine promotional films on the ‘Videos’ page. These are entertaining and provide an interesting insight into sailing in the late fifties / early ...
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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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1958 Daily Express Boat Show Prize – An Atalanta!

1958 Daily Express Boat Show Prize - An Atalanta!
2020 April - In 1958 the prize for Daily Express National Boat Show was an Atalanta! Specifically A70 Catalina! John Dixon kindly provided the cutting tin the photograph (much appreciated!) which triggered this post. ...
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A65 Joann For Sale – £4000 incl. unique trailer SOLD

A65 Joann For Sale - £4000 incl. unique trailer SOLD
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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