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    Whilst sailing with three other AOA members on board, our discussions covered several aspects of owning and sailing¬† the 31ft Atalanta. Only 12 complete 31ft boats were ever built, but the 13th hull is still intact. Here’s what we know:

    Sailing:

    31/6CaperdonichAnstrutherRestored and regularly sailing
    31/9DestinyThe NetherlandsRestored and sailing.
    31/12PeanutWirralKetch rig with bilge keels – sailing in 2007

    Recently sailing and needing repairs:

    31/4GellieRoseneath, ClydeDamaged in 2013 storm.
    31/10ZambraConyer SC

    Needing repairs

    Under cover, restoration started:

    31/1SancerreBushey, nr WatfordUnder cover, restoration proceeding slowly
    31/8Trio of PlayfordAustin, TexasFor sale, under cover, considerable work done.

    Possible project:

    31/7Moby DickBushey. nr. WatfordFor sale in poor condition. Donor for A31/13?
    31/13(Bare hull)Bushey. nr. WatfordFor sale with A31/7

    Very likely written off:

    31/11PetesarkTruroLast seen 2007 in poor condition
    31/2Freedom IICanberra Australia 1975Unknown fate
    31/3BallooIn GermanyUnknown fate
    31/5Elpenor IIIn FranceUnknown fate

    In other words, there are probably 5 boats which with varying degrees of work are capable of being restored to sailing condition. Gellie and Zambra were both sailing until recently, while Sancerre and Trio have been kept under cover and cared for over many years. Moby Dick and the 13th hull will require the most work.

    One problem we identified is that, unlike 26ft Atalantas the 31ft boats aren’t so readily trailable, and probably need to be moved with the help of an HGV.

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      Timothy Mallette
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      John,  Unfortunately, after speaking with Tim Arnold earlier this year I believe there is considerable work needed on Trio to float her.

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