Missed the bulletin deadline this year, so thought I would add this blog of the ongoing work on Kerry Piper A169.
Working on the basis of KP launch in 2018, need to schedule the various jobs still outstanding. First off, as there are various onboard mini projects to complete, a cockpit tent would add some comfort over the winter. A quantity of heavy-duty waxed canvass from previous boat projects was…Continue
So today was the day that all the prep has paid off.
I hope the colour gets the nod. When I stripped off the old black paint, I found some of this colour underneath and thought - why not?
I've used Dulux trade weathershield for the white and colour, and Safekote polyurethane for the deck paint.…Continue
I had a good result on Ebay - a Max Prop for £100!
The very nice people at Darglow serviced it and cut it down to the right diameter, and supplied the various small screws and pins it requires. All for not much money and very quickly too.
Here's it (finally!) fitted...…Continue
Added by nick runeckles on December 1, 2017 at 18:29 — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Paul Jones on November 5, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments
Well I have to say this "it is certainly different than sailing the med, or even the south coast".
Mostly the water moves and reveals heavy objects like cardinals and the earth...
Last weekend I managed to get out to the Waltern Backwaters and stayed at anchor at the bottom of Kirby Creek. It is a lovely location and plenty of room down near the landing. Lots of wildlife, with the sounds of birds and I did see a seal jump out of the water.
However on the way there I…Continue
Added by Fairey Mary on September 21, 2017 at 19:51 — No Comments
Last week (of August), after several postponements due to inclement weather, KP's scaffold shed was dismantled. The scaffolding has been reconfigured to provide a higher lift on the winched slings ready for the undersides epoxy / cloth sheathing. One of the benefits of the Rye boatyard is that a houseboat resident here is an expert in the process of the epoxy cloth laying-up. The mast rebuild is still pending - in the photo sequence the mast is under cover along…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Paul Jones on August 15, 2017 at 22:00 — No Comments
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).…Continue
Its a pretty well worn path for Titania / Atalanta owners but its certainly a big adventure for us, family crew of five, including George 6, below, Jemima 10 and Freddie 9. With lots of great advice from Trevor, we trailed and launched off in San Giorgio di Nogaro in northern Italy and are now in Pula, with amazing amphitheatre, and on to the first islands south tomorrow. We got caught out in a nasty squall with gusts of late 30 knts but, although white knuckle, Achates looked after us…Continue
Sorry its been a while since I updated but suffice to say we have made progress to N Devon but since then progressed has stalled due to work commitments. Anyway here is the update from Aberystwyth to Padstow (but ended up going nowhere).
So we left Aberystwyth early evening with a view to making Ramsey sound by the 11am the next morning. By the way the marina is lovely at Aberystwyth if you are passing John and Mike are a cracking couple of guys there. …Continue
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.
So during our trip around Anglesey was quite uneventful although we did witness an amazing sunset in the Irish Sea.
The progress was slow going around Bardsey as we hit the tides wrong and the winds come onto our nose. Anyway we eventually turned Bardsey Island and entered into Aberporth Gunnery Range…Continue
So we arrived on a blowy Saturday morning to set off from Castletown with a view to reaching at least the North Coast of Somerset/Devon. This was slightly ambitious in hindsight now we have completed the sailing. The winds were in our favour on the Thursday and Friday when we checked. By the Saturday Lunchtime a storm warning for south Irish sea was in place and the winds were turning southerly from the favourable north. So a quick review of the plan and we decided that the East coast of…Continue
Added by Paul Jones on May 12, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments
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
Best wishes from A87 in NZ to all member for 2017!!
Added by murray reid on January 1, 2017 at 2:30 — No Comments