I have just finished updating the Salizanda blog following her successful re-launching and I have posted the link here.
I would be very pleased if members would look at it and tell me what they think.I would also be very happy to try to answer any questions you might have
Added by Peter Snowdon on January 31, 2017 at 15:30 — No Comments
Best wishes from A87 in NZ to all member for 2017!!
Added by murray reid on January 1, 2017 at 2:30 — No Comments
Here is the URL NB: Auction started at .99p!
She looks pretty tidy - lying Portland.
In my previous blog I spoke of bringing Mary home because the maintenance backlog was exceeding holiday expectations. Well that kind of thing. So now Mary is in Suffolk Yacht Harbour under her lovely cover with the expectation that I address the backlog, so lets crack on...
The bubble is fine due to my efforts in Bosa..…Continue
Added by Fairey Mary on October 1, 2016 at 12:59 — No Comments
So it with great pleasure that I have taken on an Atalanta Titania (T4). I am still looking into the history of her and previous owners and names (Gellie,Katya and currently Brother Jack). It is with great thanks to a fellow club member that she is still in sea worthy condition. Keith spent about 4 years getting her up together after she spent much time sitting on the harbour wall in Castletown Harbour IOM. So with much reluctance Keith has passed ownership to myself. He has been a great…Continue
I am going to need your help here. It has become evident that I should bring Mary home.
When I visited on the 20th June (2016) you could see this view from Pisa marina. It is very beautiful there and I regret not sailing back around the south of France or making it down to Naples. I am just finding it hard…Continue
As you will know from Nicks posts I have had a cover made for Mary. As described by the Pisa Marina owner 'she is beautiful'.Continue
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Added by Chris Green on June 19, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments
I took A89 Colchide out of the water for winter a few days ago, accompanied by East Coast Rep- Nick Phillips and Martin Bennett. They were surprised how small A89's prop is. Martin actually called it an "egg whisk". It will only propel A89 at about 3.5 kts.
It seems it was bought by Uncle Bernard in…Continue
Hello fellow members,
After 2 seasons sailing A89 COLCHIDE back in the UK, it is obvious that she is over-canvassed for UK conditions. Uncle Bernard specified and fitted an oversize genoa, as he was sailing in 3-7 knots on Lake Geneva every day.
A89's current sails measure as follows:
Area: 15.4 m2
Luff: 26'0'' (7920mm)
Leach: 28'0'' (8560 mm)
Foot: 11'6'' (3500 mm)…Continue
The AOA Autumn Newsletter will be issued in September - any members wishing to contribute news - changes of boat ownership; boats for sale; news items etc; please contact me by Monday 7th Sept to arrange insertion.
Added by Chris Green on August 28, 2015 at 10:02 — No Comments
I have successfully had A115 lowered on to her new trailer and moved from Warrington down to her new home in Stone in…Continue
Took some pix of Colchide yesterday when you sailed past Sandack on a mooring near Clamp House, Ipswich.
Will send them if you let me have an email address.
We had already admired her when she was on a trailer near us in Levington this winter.
What a wonderful history she has.…Continue
Added by Richard James on June 18, 2015 at 6:01 — No Comments
So, after much knuckle scraping, seized bolts and antiquated parts, she's running again. Here's a video:
And a pic:
Decks are now all repaired, sanded and new woodwork is going on. It's really getting moving…Continue
Added by nick runeckles on April 30, 2015 at 17:37 — No Comments
We've finally got the engine stripped down, and I've ordered some various parts. Amazingly, Perkins still sell most of what I needed! But, it turned out the heat exchanger was too corroded, so a replacement one is on the way - secondhand - from Chera Marine, in Bradford. The guy there is called Kully, and he is a font of all knowledge when it comes to Perkins. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Here's the problematic part - the body is corroded at the seals, the seals won't seat…Continue
Today we've stripped out the thrust bearing and drive - it looks like an old Aquadrive sort of affair, with two universal joints, a thrust bearing and a 4" hub connecting to the motor. Installed length is 204mm, the shaft diameter is 31.8mm. And it's all knackered! The bearing was rattly and grindy, and one of the universal joints was worn to a point it would get stuck in one position.
I think it is all overkill anyway, so I might replace it with a simpler set up - a flexible…Continue
Added by nick runeckles on March 30, 2015 at 16:42 — No Comments