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A38 – across Canada

A38 - across Canada
2019 October - For those interested, A38 has found its way across Canada from North Bay Ontario to Saltspring island, British Columbia . A five day 4000km journey.  Saltspring island will be it’s ...
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Ex Owner seeks photos of Aquilo sailing for a painting

Ex Owner seeks photos of Aquilo sailing for a painting
2019 August - Vic Carr, ex owner, had this letter published in the September edition of Classic Boat. The Secretary is getting touch with Classic Boat to connect with Vic. He is looking for photos ...
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A104 Arosa – £2000

A104 Arosa - £2000
2019 July - A104 Arosa for sale due to re-location Re-location to Canada forces reluctant sale.She is currently sitting on a roadworthy galvanised four wheel trailer.Good mainsail and genoa, some older jibs and genoa, ...
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Diesel Bug in Fuel Tank

Diesel Bug in Fuel Tank
2019 July - Why you should always add a biocide to your diesel fuel (see photographs)! The algal gloop formed a mat lying on the bottom of the tank. As there was a 3 ...
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Modification – F53 ?


2019 July - I used to own a fairey fulmar,   I think it is this one, mast replaced   with an alloy one, a distinct modification  was carried out to the  center plate,    it was  ...
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A89 Colchide stars at the 2019 Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta

A89 Colchide stars at the 2019 Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classic Regatta
2019 June -  
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Bluster in two big bits (and many small bits)

Bluster in two big bits (and many small bits)
2019 June - Bluster is now under an all-weather cover so it is possible to work on her even when the weather is not as fine as it should be. Many of the fittings ...
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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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