- 18/10/2018 at 08:26 #16530
Hello, my name is Cameron O’Connor. I live in Portsmouth, UK. I recently (accidentally) discovered the Atalanta 26 online. I was actually researching dinghy cruising.
Immediately upon seeing these boats I was fascinated. I am reading what I can online, but would love to see one of the boats in person. Are there any in my area, and possibly someone willing to allow me to have a look?
Though no longer pursuing it as a career, I have prior boat building experience (glassfibre, composite, wood). I also attended a two year wooden yacht restoration course at IYRS (International Yacht Restoration School), in Newport Rhode Island.
- 22/10/2018 at 05:36 #16535
It’s great to hear from you, especially with your boat building experience. The good news is that there are 2 very different Atalantas very near you. The first, Emma Duck, is in Emsworth Marina.
Since 2008, Emma Duck has been laid up in Emsworth Yacht Harbour in West Sussex, under a robust tarpaulin. Prior to coming ashore she did however have a brief dip in the harbour, attributed to the rudder blade bridle wearing through, allowing the blade to drop on a falling tide, but she is now fully dry. Having sat under a cover for 9 years, she now needs rubbing down, undercoat, paint/ varnish, but is sound.
· New engine, or complete rebuild of current 1974 Volvo engine.
· Some toe-rail section replacement.
· Repair to foredeck near stemhead.
She is for sale for £500 ono. Most importantly, we would like to know she is being looked after and cherished because she’s a lovely boat and deserves more attentive owners.
With a concerted spring refit, Emma Duck could once again be collecting admiring gazes on the water this summer!
Please contact Louise Ennis on 07709 353741, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The next is A15 Artemis II, which is in Prinstead Marina. Please PM me at email@example.com and I’ll give you the owner’s contact details.
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