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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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Wood needs to breathe – A59 Julietta re-launch delayed

Wood needs to breathe - A59 Julietta re-launch delayed
2019 February - I have had an update from Dennis Clarke on the progress of Julietta’s restoration. As often happens timescales for the work planned extended significantly but Julietta was finally prety much ready ...
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A1 Restoration – Aft cabin companionway and cockpit coaming

A1 Restoration - Aft cabin companionway and cockpit coaming
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 – Engine Space

A1 Restoration - Engine Space
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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Wooden Mast and Boom Rebuild

Wooden Mast and Boom Rebuild
2019 February - A169 “Elle” (formerly Kerry Piper) Wooden Boom and mast rebuild 2018 Boom Boom rebuild was completed over the last week in August – see photos for work stages etc. Still a few coats ...
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A1 Restoration – Foredeck Veneering

A1 Restoration - Foredeck 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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A1 Restoration – Aft Deck Veneering

A1 Restoration - Aft Deck Veneering
2019 January - 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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Atalanta Mary hibernates

Atalanta Mary hibernates
2019 January - Clearing up the photos on my camera, I came across these. Alistair, I hope you don’t mind me posting them. Atalanta Mary was moved in November to a home out of ...
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A1 Restoration – The Cockpit Area

A1 Restoration - The Cockpit Area
2019 January - 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 – Transom

A1 Restoration - Transom
2019 January - 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 – Trailer

A1 Restoration - Trailer
2019 January - 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 – Hatches

A1 Restoration - Hatches
2019 January - 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 – Hull veneering, tools and equipment

A1 Restoration - Hull veneering, tools and equipment
2018 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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A1 Restoration – Keel Support Brackets

A1 Restoration - Keel Support Brackets
2018 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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A1 Restoration – Somewhere to do it, and initial investigations

A1 Restoration - Somewhere to do it, and initial investigations
2018 November - Do you need a shed? An often asked question when carrying out work on a boat, the answer to which I would argue is – Yes.
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Restoration of A1 ‘Atalanta’ 2016 to 2019

Restoration of A1 'Atalanta' 2016 to 2019
2018 November - 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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3 piece suit for A169

3 piece suit for A169
2018 November - Winter Cover: Removed the waxed canvas cockpit tent for valeting; so have made up a new winter deck cover for A 169. NB:  Article on making the cover will be in AOA ...
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Peanut in Beaumaris 2018

Peanut in Beaumaris 2018
2018 November - Peanut is based in Beaumaris, North Wales. Andrew Willat posted photos of her in 2017-18 on the Facebook group ‘Uffa Fox Designs‘. Peanut is far from standard with an extra ...
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A48 Seen in barn in Dorst

A48 Seen in barn in Dorst
2018 August - Nick contacted us to say that he had come across A48 Theodora in a barn in Dorset. It was not clear what the owner planned for her.
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Bluster arrives in Scotland, from Suffolk

Bluster arrives in Scotland, from Suffolk
2018 August - After many years of being based at Ramsholt on the Deben and sailing the Thames Estuary with forays to Holland, France and Scotland (by trailer), Bluster has now moved to ...
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A1 Atalanta gets a new Iron Topsail

A1 Atalanta gets a new Iron Topsail
2018 July - As part of her restoration Atalanta a1 has now received a shiny red Beta diesel. You will be able to read about the details of the installation in the future ...
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A90 Mourne Goblin – Offers around £5000 SOLD

A90 Mourne Goblin - Offers around £5000 SOLD
2018 July - Reluctant sale, due to purchase of larger boat. A90 Mourne Goblin had a full rebuild 2000/2005 – see A90 Boat Page (detail requires site registration). Ashore on trailer West Yorkshire, offers around ...
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A86 Sassi – On the hard….refitting….Surrey

A86 Sassi - On the hard....refitting....Surrey
2018 July - Photos covering the refit in 1990 and subsequent sailing across to Cherbourg on her first cruise. She was still powered by her Coventry Victor engine at this point. Subsequent photos ...
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A1 is measured up for some James Lawrence sails

A1 is measured up for some James Lawrence sails
2018 July - A1 travelled from Market Harborough to Brightlingsea for Mark Butler, of James Lawrence sails, to measure her up for new sails. This meant Mike was able to prove his tow car, ...
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Major Robin Shinkwin

Major Robin Shinkwin
2018 July - Major Robin Shinkwin was apparently the second owner of F8 “Iona”. The photo shows Him on A5 ” Diaphony” on a cruise down to St Malo, with my Father, myself ...
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Someone is always watching…

Someone is always watching...
2018 July - Spotted in Marans near La Rochelle by no less than two local Fulmar fans ! Looking good, very good!
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A1 Atalanta Interesting Keel Hoist

A1 Atalanta Interesting Keel Hoist
2018 July - A1’s keel plates and hoist have been completely refurbished. The lifting gear is of interesting design – the same principle was used in the production Atalantas but the original has cables ...
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Original Owner

Original Owner
2018 July - A48 was launched as “ATALA” and was originally owned by John A. Strubbe FRIBA, his wife and children . Interestingly it was John who was responsible for the Black Night ...
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A1 Atalanta dresses in her new rigging

A1 Atalanta dresses in her new rigging
2018 July - Mike’s new sails are to be made by famous sailmaker Jimmy Lawrence, of Brightlingsea.  The loft insist on measuring the boat themselves. So all Mike has to do is get ...
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