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Winter Storage for Brother Jack
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HiI have just recently bought Brother Jack (T4)from Keith Shawcross on the IOM.We are set to take her out of the water early September for quayside storage for the winter.I had a good discussion with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jones Aug 26, 2016.

 

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Paul Jones commented on nick runeckles's blog post Paint job (mostly) complete
"Wow she is looking good Nick a tad bit envious I have to say. Just trying to find a place where I can Brother Jack into the warm and dry to get some of the leaks sorted for now as I want her back in the water early next year."
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Portsmouth Bound Prt 6 Padstow to Lizard Point

So after a very long time sitting in Padstow and due to work commitments we made the final push get Brother Jack underway again and back to Portsmouth. We set out our passage plan with a few refuge ports identified.The weather looked good with some possible F4/F5 sailing. …See More
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"Sounds like great fun! "
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"Hi Nick, If I see him in the pub again I will ask him to get in touch with you. I will also update him on the sad demise of Melanion.  Thanks Paul"
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Nick Phillips commented on Paul Jones's status
"Hi Paul Its funny how these things happen - bumping into people who know Atalantas. I hope Clive filled you with enthusiasm! Sadly A24, Melanion, was destroyed in 2010. I see that Clive owned her through the 80s.  She fell into disrepair in the…"
Oct 26

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Please tell us about your interest in the Atalanta
I purchased a boat as a project going forward, the wisdom of this decision is still being tested. Suffice to say I am the proud owner of a Titania and as they are reasonably rare. I enjoy the attention that she receives when we pull along side the modern boats and everybody comes and questions what she is.

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Portsmouth Bound Prt 6 Padstow to Lizard Point

So after a very long time sitting in Padstow and due to work commitments we made the final push get Brother Jack underway again and back to Portsmouth. 

We set out our passage plan with a few refuge ports identified.The weather looked good with some possible F4/F5 sailing. …

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Posted on November 5, 2017 at 12:00

Portsmouth Bound Prt 5 (Update)

Made a cheeky visit to Brother Jack as it was my wifes birthday last week and she wanted dinner at Rick Steins'.... (Its a Malay thing)...

We gave the engine a run and the cabin a good airing. After about an hour I wondered why the exhaust wasnt splurting so much, so opened the engine bay only to find it half full of water!!

Well I killed the engine and then started to pump for my life to empty it before any serious damage to the engine.

The culprit was my own heavy…

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Posted on August 15, 2017 at 22:26 — 1 Comment

Portsmouth Bound Prt 5

So progress so far we have been running on motor since 11pm the previous night with a short 2 hour interlude the follwing day. We are making good headway at 6-7 knots with the tide running out as turn across Milford Haven harbour…

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Posted on August 15, 2017 at 22:00

Portsmouth Bound Prt 4

So after the false start first time round, myself and another 2 others set sail from Aberystwyth in the dead of night (11pm to be precise).…

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Posted on August 15, 2017 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

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At 4:51 on August 3, 2016, Nick Phillips said…

Paul

Welcome to the AOA!  I hope that you enjoy Brother Jack. And look forward to hearing all about the work on her and the sailing.

Cheers

Nick

 
 
 

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