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A169 Kerry Piper Galley refurb

A169 Kerry Piper Galley refurb
2016 March - A169 Kerry Piper Galley refurb. Photo: KP Galley refurb.
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A169 Kerry Piper Cabin Table

A169 Kerry Piper Cabin Table
2016 March - A169 Kerry Piper Cabin Table. Photo: Kerry Piper – Table project. Further detail to the bulletin article. Provides a functional foldaway table
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A136 Amsara-Want to save her?

A136 Amsara-Want to save her?
2016 February - Mick Doyle kindly contacted us about A136 Amsara, which is in a boatyard in Portchester. The current owner had started work on her. There is more to do, and apparently she ...
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A5 Diaphony Restoration Update

A5 Diaphony Restoration Update
2016 February - A5 Diaphony Restoration Update. Photo: A5 lower pintle.
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T4 Brother Jack sailing

T4 Brother Jack sailing
2016 February - T4 Brother Jack sailing. Photo: Photo of T4 Brother Jack. Sir, We struggle with computers.T4 Brother Jack is a serviceable boat, there are all
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A46 Theodora pictures from 2005

A46 Theodora pictures from 2005
2016 January - A46 Theodora pictures from 2005. Photo: Theodora 2. Theodora was towed in by the lifeboat during the race at the 50th anniversary. She had rep
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Arnoveccio in Pisa

Arnoveccio in Pisa
2016 January - After leaving Bosa I decided the next overwintering would be Pisa.  I would go up the eastern side of Corsica and head to the mainland.  I think the distances around ...
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A46 Theodora-anyone know where she is now?


2015 December - We have had an enquiry through the website about the whereabouts of Theodora. John Black who used to own her would like to hear how she is fairing.  The last owner ...
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2015 A89 Winter Lift Out

2015 A89 Winter Lift Out
2015 December - 2015 A89 Winter Lift Out. Photo: A89 winter lift-out.
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Propellor sizes

Propellor  sizes
2015 December - I took A89 Colchide out of the water for winter a few days ago, accompanied by East Coast Rep- Nick Phillips and Mart
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Ahamkara Fairey Atalanta – Free to a good home

Ahamkara Fairey Atalanta - Free to a good home
2015 November - Ahamkara is a custom built Atalanta – see details here and also here – lying at Benfleet, Essex. Maree Ellis is keen for her to go to a new home. Please ...
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Sail sizes


2015 November - Hello fellow members, After 2 seasons sailing A89 COLCHIDE back in the UK, it is obvious that she is over-canvassed for UK conditions. Uncle Bernard specified and fitted an oversize genoa, ...
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2015 Mary to Pisa

2015 Mary to Pisa
2015 September - 2015 Mary to Pisa. Photo: Bastia. We just do it for the photos
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Mary 2015


2015 September - Well I have finally managed to put Mary back in the water and I think the plan is basically to find my way home. The distances here are too great ...
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A115 Moved Home

A115 Moved Home
2015 August - A115 Moved Home
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2015 A89 Sailing on the R.Orwell

2015 A89 Sailing on the R.Orwell
2015 June - 2015 A89 Sailing on the R.Orwell. Photo: A89 off Harwich.
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A89 Colchide sailing on the River Orwell


2015 June - Took some pix of Colchide yesterday when you sailed past Sandack on a mooring near Clamp House, Ipswich. Will send them if you let me have an email address.
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A124 Engine Tidy Up

A124 Engine Tidy Up
2015 May - The engine was not in bad condition but needed a tidy and paint up. Some of the ancilliaries and pipework were a bit untidy. I removed the cockpit floor ...
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Blister Repairs

Blister Repairs
2015 May - The join between the deck and blister was distressed at the forward end. Upon investigation it was clear that the laminated ‘quadrant’ in this corner was delaminating and there was ...
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A124 Foredeck Repairs

A124 Foredeck Repairs
2015 May - The foredeck didn’t seem too bad away from the Blister (coachroof). However on investigation it transpired that the top veneer was breaking up in a few areas, particularly in ...
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A124 Helene Aft Deck Repairs

A124 Helene Aft Deck Repairs
2015 May - The decks appeared to need some paint. Sadly on investigation it turned out that areas were delaminating and that the stern deck on the starboard side had been badly repaired ...
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Perkins 4107 rides again

Perkins 4107 rides again
2015 April - So, after much knuckle scraping, seized bolts and antiquated parts, she’s running again. Here’s a video: http://youtu.be/V6PNkCOqNio And a pic:
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A124 Helene – Renovations

A124 Helene - Renovations
2015 April - I bought Helene in 2007 expecting to do some light renovation of the decks and then get sailing. I got her home and started the work. And then I ...
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2015 Mary check in Bosa

2015 Mary check in Bosa
2015 April - 2015 Mary check in Bosa. Photo: new keel box seals. I managed to get new blocking plates made by a local carpenter. By all accounts a good man
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The engine bites back

The engine bites back
2015 April - We’ve finally got the engine stripped down, and I’ve ordered some various parts. Amazingly, Perkins still sell most of what I needed! But, it turned out the heat exchanger was ...
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More progress on Zambra

More progress on Zambra
2015 March - Today we’ve stripped out the thrust bearing and drive – it looks like an old Aquadrive sort of affair, with two universal joints, a thrust bearing and a 4″ hub ...
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It looks a bit scary at this moment…

It looks a bit scary at this moment...
2015 March - We’ve nearly stripped the whole boat now, and found a few ‘nasty’ bits of rot, but some other bits are really looking much better!
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And out came the engine….

And out came the engine....
2015 February - So, having a forklift definitely helps this process, especially with the weight of a Perkins 4-107 with hydraulic gearbox. And, the excellent design of the Atalanta meaning the engine lifts out ...
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A169 Kerry Piper Aft Deck repairs

A169 Kerry Piper Aft Deck repairs
2015 February - A169 Kerry Piper Aft Deck repairs. Photo: Aft deck repairs collage 1. Aft deck rebuild – top section repairs. Weather very cold for epoxy glui
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A31-10 Zambra renovations

A31-10 Zambra renovations
2015 January - When I first took ownership of Zambra, she looked fantastic: But, as many
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Atalanta 26 for sale on eBay


2015 January - Seven days to go at 9th January 2015 Judging by the stub
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Tim Arnold (A31/8) writes


2015 January - Tim previously wrote from USA to say that he had reluctantly decided to break up A31/8 “Trio of Playford”, after trying unsuccessfully to sell her as a potential restoration project ...
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A17 Gambol is for Sale

A17 Gambol is for Sale
2014 December - Asking Price £9,350 Currently Lying Under Cover a Few Mins From J17 M6 Part 1 registered
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A104 For Sale SOLD

A104 For Sale SOLD
2014 December - A104 For Sale ‘Click’ on a photo for a slideshow.
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A99 Toco for sale

A99 Toco for sale
2014 November - Complete boat and trailer.   Been standing for 3 years at Kings Lynn   6 x excellent sails.   4 clocks on hatch for speed, depth, wind, lean.   The mast was
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