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Paul Jones commented on Simon Weston Jones's blog post Great day with the children
"Sounds like great fun! "
Nov 5
Nick Phillips commented on Simon Weston Jones's blog post Great day with the children
"Simon I am so pleased that Solone is proving so much fun. And Keith would be too! And great that your first night on board was 'en famille' - the Atalantas were designed as family boats and its great to see young people on them.  …"
Nov 4
murray reid commented on Simon Weston Jones's blog post Great day with the children
"Fantastic! well done..."
Nov 3
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Great day with the children

It's just one more day and we're in November, having launched Solone in her new port just last week we were keen to get her out . So after preparations and a night on the boat we all set off , that is myself , William 8 and Lauren 15. The weather was great for us , not a wave and temperatures of low 20s. It couldn't have been better for introducing the children to sailing . The Atalanta was great , easy to handle and just great fun. We all slept aboard in port that evening , watched a Gil in…See More
Nov 1
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"Launched solone in port Jean Gau in beziers where I have arranged a mooring for the next six months. As for the keel arrangement I know it's different / I think much bigger than most perhaps to counter the aluminum mast. They operate on…"
Oct 27
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"Hey Hey!  Another Atalanta taking to the water in 2017!  Excellent. She looks great - I have rubbing-rope envy. Would love to hear about the non-standard keel arrangements and how they work ......"
Oct 26
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"What is with the keel?  That looks different."
Oct 24
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Oct 24
Trevor Thompson commented on Simon Weston Jones's status
"Simon I think that you must not tow that with a 50 mm ball. A 1.96 " ball in a 2" socket is not secure. It is one thing to tow an empty trailer, and quite another to tow an Atalanta. The loads on the tow hitch will be high and variable in…"
Oct 20
Fairey Mary commented on Simon Weston Jones's status
"My query of google suggest 50mm is 1.968" or 2" is 50.8 (25.4*2) unless it is worn that doesn't seem too much of a problem.  Obviously for personal responsibility reasons I am not suggesting "it is fine" that is your…"
Oct 19
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Oct 16

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Sail number (if a boat owner)
A61
Please tell us about your interest in the Atalanta
Have just completed the purchase of Atalanta Solone A61 , previously owned by Kieth Viewing who owned her for 20 years. I'm a furniture maker in the south of France who has a love of wooden boats. A trail able yacht is ideal for me here as mooring fees are sky high. Plus I can park her right outside my workshop for any maintenance and repairs.
Looking forward to being part of the Aoa , and keeping you up to date on my adventures to come.

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Great day with the children

It's just one more day and we're in November, having launched Solone in her new port just last week we were keen to get her out . So after preparations and a night on the boat we all set off , that is myself , William 8 and Lauren 15. The weather was great for us , not a wave and temperatures of low 20s. It couldn't have been better for introducing the children to sailing . The Atalanta was great , easy to handle and just great fun. We all slept aboard in port that evening , watched a Gil in… Continue

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 21:00 — 3 Comments

The madness has paid off

Firstly I would like to introduce myself to the members of AOA.  My name is Simon and I am the proud new owner of yacht Solone.

Back in May I began negotiations to buy an Atalanta Solone, some of you may have seen her advertised here on the AOA for sale page.  Well I did what everyone tells you not to do , purchased her in full without even seeing her. Its not the first time I have done this and I can honestly say its payed off for me on both occasions. 

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Posted on July 11, 2017 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

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At 6:03 on July 12, 2017, murray reid said…

Simon

Sounds great

Look forward to hearing about cruising in the med!!

Murray A87

At 14:22 on July 11, 2017, Mike Dixon said…

Many congratulations Simon.  Delighted to hear that you have taken on "Solone" - I'm sure you won't regret the decision!

Mike

At 21:34 on April 24, 2017, Webmaster said…

Excellent news Simon and welcome to the Association.

Your setup sounds great. Do you take commissions for Atalanta repairs?  ;-)

 
 
 

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