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A124 Helene gets new electrics panel

A124 Helene gets new electrics panel
2017 July - Helene had been professionally rewired before I bought her. There were one or two aspects I didn’t like, mainly that some of the cable routing was very visible, the sockets ...
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A124 Helene gets her old boom back with slab reefing

A124 Helene gets her old boom back with slab reefing
2017 June - Helene’s previous owner had invested in the hope of a return in silverware. Helene (3/4 rig, wooden mast) had been set up with new sails and gear for racing. This ...
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AOA Toco demise 2017 – A sad tale

AOA Toco demise 2017 - A sad tale
2017 June - Sadly we watched the A99 Toco demise in 2017. She had been lying outside the owner’s house for many years. He had intended to restore her but never quite ...
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2016 Mary on the way home

2016 Mary on the way home
2017 June - 2016 Mary on the way home. Photo: sep 06b to st tropez 010_modified.
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Hullabaloo for sale SOLD

Hullabaloo for sale SOLD
2017 May - Reluctantly the owner of Hullabaloo has decided to sell as he is no longer able to use and maintain Hullabaloo. Basically in very sound condition Hullabaloo is offered for sale on ...
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A124 Keels and their mechanism

A124 Keels and their mechanism
2017 May - The keels, keel brackets and clamping plates all looked in excellent condition but I wanted to get them out to check. I got the boat in the air ...
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A124 Replacement Windows

A124 Replacement Windows
2017 May - The windows on Helene were very cloudy and needed replacing. There is a lot of excellent information in bulletins about how to replace them so I got stuck in. ...
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Portsmouth Bound Prt 2

Portsmouth Bound Prt 2
2017 May - So during our trip around Anglesey was quite uneventful although we did witness an amazing sunset in the Irish Sea.
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Portsmouth Bound 2017 Part 1

Portsmouth Bound 2017 Part 1
2017 May - So we arrived on a blowy Saturday morning to set off from Castletown with a view to reaching at least the North Coast of Somerset/Devon. This was slightly ambitious in ...
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Sadly Remnants of A99 Toco on eBay


2017 May - A99 Toco has been scrapped and broken up. Seller badgersden10 has a number of parts including windows, sails, prop shaft, and fuel tank listed on eBay at present. At somewhat inflated ...
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A95 Hiran Cockpit Tent

A95 Hiran Cockpit Tent
2017 May - Photographs of the cockpit tent installed on Hiran, which may be of interest to others.
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Lifting the boat from the trailer

Lifting the boat from the trailer
2017 April - I adapted a methodology for lifting the boat off the trailer that I have used for other boats. It involves a cross-beam with a jack at each end. In ...
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2016 Brother Jack heads South

2016 Brother Jack heads South
2017 April - 2016 Brother Jack heads South. Photo: T4 Brother Jack Lift in. Brother Jack about to get her backside wet after 6 months in the dry.
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Atalanta 26: A179 Emma Duck £500 ono – SOLD

Atalanta 26: A179 Emma Duck £500 ono - SOLD
2017 March - Emma Duck was excellently looked after for many years by AOA members, and she retains many original Atalanta features, with some later additions attributed to an extended stay in the ...
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A162 Solone For Sale – £5,000 SOLD

A162 Solone For Sale - £5,000 SOLD
2017 March - Keith Viewing’s wonderful Solone is now for sale. Set up for serious cruising Solone is looking for new adventures. Invoices available for all works carried out. Solone has been laid ...
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A95 For Sale £4,500 – SOLD

A95 For Sale £4,500 - SOLD
2017 March - Hiran is up for sale after over 30 years of ownership. Sale Details
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A33 – a fascinating Atalanta in the USA

A33 - a fascinating Atalanta in the USA
2017 February - A33 – a fascinating Atalanta in the USA. Photo: A33 under trees.
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Salizanda blog update


2017 January - I have just finished updating the Salizanda blog following her successful re-launching and I have posted the link here. http://salizanda.blogspot.co.a
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Photos of A33 from Michel Lapierre in Canada

Photos of A33 from Michel Lapierre in Canada
2017 January - Photos of A33 from Michel Lapierre in Canada
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Electric Motor Installation

Electric Motor Installation
2017 January - Electric Motor Installation. Photo: Electric motor installation 1. Electric motor components set up in situ to check all OK before final insta
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A117 Turtle Sizing Up the challenge

A117 Turtle Sizing Up the challenge
2017 January - A117 Turtle Sizing Up the challenge. Photo: IMG_1785.
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A117 Turtle on the move after 10 years

A117 Turtle on the move after 10 years
2017 January - A117 Turtle on the move after 10 years. Photo: IMG_1814.
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A117 Checking her out

A117 Checking her out
2017 January - A117 Checking her out. Photo: IMG_1804.
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A169 Aft Cabin refurbishment

A169 Aft Cabin refurbishment
2016 December - A169 Aft Cabin refurbishment. Photo: Aft cabin refurb 1. The secondary bulkheads were made in two sections (top and base)
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A169 Nav Station

A169 Nav Station
2016 December - A169 Nav Station. Photo: Kerry Piper- Nav station mod’s. Slide out chart table allows access to storage/quarter berth below cockpit seat. Form
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A169 Saloon

A169 Saloon
2016 December - A169 Saloon. Photo: Saloon – shelving and seat mod’s. Full length shelves added to each side of saloon. Fitted cushion back below shelves NB:
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A117 Turtle on eBay

A117 Turtle on eBay
2016 November - A117 Turtle on eBay. Photo: s-l1600. As seen on Ebay.
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Memories of my ownership of A179 Emma Duck in 1970s

Memories of my ownership of A179 Emma Duck in 1970s
2016 November - Memories of my ownership of A179 Emma Duck in 1970s. Photo: 7 – Julie & Steve in Emma Duck’s Tender 1972. My children in the Duckling Dinghy.
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A166 Hullabaloo for sale on eBay

A166 Hullabaloo for sale on eBay
2016 October - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fairey-Atalanta-yacht-26-/322290972915?hash=item4b0a09f8f3:g:4aAAAOSwpLNX~Vgj Here is the URL NB
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Suffolk Yacht Harbour-Mary maintenance

Suffolk Yacht Harbour-Mary maintenance
2016 October - In my previous blog I spoke of bringing Mary home because the maintenance backlog was exceeding holiday expectations.  Well that kind of thing.  So now Mary is in Suffolk Yacht ...
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Salizanda re-launched

Salizanda re-launched
2016 September - FINALLY  🙂 Salizanda was finally re-launched on the 3rd August. There is still lots to do but after 14 years it was a wonderful moment. She sails like a dream even ...
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Ready for winter storage

Ready for winter storage
2016 September - So it with great pleasure that I have taken on an Atalanta Titania (T4). I am still looking into the history of her and previous owners and names (Gellie,Katya and ...
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A1 Recovery from Essex

A1 Recovery from Essex
2016 September - A1 Recovery from Essex. Photo: A1 Recovery (1).
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09 Sep – Hyeres

09 Sep - Hyeres
2016 September - 09 Sep - Hyeres
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09 Sep – St Tropez to Le Lavendou

09 Sep - St Tropez to Le Lavendou
2016 September - 09 Sep - St Tropez to Le Lavendou
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