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Spring fever
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Surely there must be a flurry of activity up in the Northern hemisphere??   How are the annual refits going? Anyone sailing?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fairey Mary May 19, 2015.

Visit from up North
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We had a visit the other day from Dave Golding (A127 Grace, based in Scotland) who is on holiday in NZ. Good to have someone to thrash some ideas out with and offer each other encouragement as Dave…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by colin twyford Feb 22, 2015.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
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Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and looking forward to an action packed year of Atalanta activities in 2014 !!RegardsMurray A87 in NZ.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Mallette Dec 27, 2013.

Recommendation: Epenetus Blog

I can highly recommend Rob Woolley's excellent blog (I am sure he wont mind) titled 'Living with an Atalanta' . It is a very interesting blog with good photos of Epenetus.  It can be found here:…Continue

Started Jun 18, 2012


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Best wishes from A87 in NZ to all member for 2017!!

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 2:30

Scrap yard challenge

Having unearthed a suitable selection of steel from around the garden the first part of the gantry is now assembled and is in the process of being moved into position.…


Posted on January 19, 2014 at 19:08 — 1 Comment

A87 Methuselah update: on the move (again!)

A87 is now in the new shed at home and we are planing some serious progress on her in 2014!

After more than five years in a rented shed we were very keen to get A87 home and crack on with her restoration (is there an AOA prize for the longest restoration?). The cost of rebuilding the…


Posted on December 30, 2013 at 18:30 — 6 Comments

A87 Refit continues......

March 2012

Unbelievable! 6 months has slipped by and no significant progress has been made on Methuselah. However, indirectly things have been chugging along. In the meantime we have purchased an acre of (flat) land and last week bought a kit-set shed (which has to be dismantled and then re-erected). The shed is 15 metres long by 12 metres wide!! The height is…


Posted on March 24, 2012 at 18:01 — 1 Comment

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At 11:32 on July 24, 2013, David Walworth said…

Hi Murray,

Definitely an adventure, although we were talking last night that it seemed like another normal day in the islands so we must be acclimatized.

A146 ended up here with us, as opposed to us finding her here.  We moved here in January of 97 for me to take a job.  We were living in Boston and I had finished my masters in Naval Architecture at MIT and Michelle had finished her post Doc at Duke University in North Carolina.  We were married in April 96 and took the entire summer to go sailing on A146 from Boston to Bermuda then up to Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, the Ils de L'Madeleine and back to Boston.  Spent the fall looking for work and Michelle was teaching part time at Boston College.  Then I got the job offer at a boat builder in the Virgin Islands, we went down and checked it out , both liked the place so we decided to give it a try.  As there is a University it also meant that there was an opportunity for Michelle.  Clearly we stuck as Michelle now has tenure and was recently promoted, I left the boat builders and have my own yacht design firm, Walworth Yacht Designs, and we just finished building an off grid house with shop underneath designed  to be big enough to work on an Atalanta, shop is actually larger than the house as the first 3 meters of the upstairs is porch.

The boat on her trailer and our 109 Landy came down on a ship as we moved here in January 97.  Talked about waiting to move the boat until May and Michelle continuing to live on her up in Boston for the Spring semester but decided 6 months apart was a no go, she wan not making near enough money for that.  Plus we had Le Bateau Ivre here that much sooner and the car and trailer still had to get here.

At 9:03 on September 15, 2011, colin twyford said…

Hi Murray, hope that we get to see you some time soon.  Great work on the old girl and hope that we can celebrate a launching in the near future.



At 18:07 on January 31, 2011, Webmaster said…
Hi Murray, How are you? I hope this will offer us a way forward, let me know what you think! Cheers, John

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