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Skykomish E29 10:41am, 12 February 2013
Just to update you all, we recently discovered that the lady who prints our burgees has gone the way of other high street companies like Woolworths and Comet, and have been having problems finding an new supplier who is willing to print them in small quantities.
I am pleased to say that we may well have sourced a new printer and possibly will be able to produce a better design nearer the original logo.
We are unfortunately having to go back to the drawing board quite literally and draw a design for him to work from. This however will mean I am afraid that any future burgees will be a little more expensive I shall keep Norman updated and hopefully they will re appear on the official website
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NormanKlipspringer 6 years ago
Thanks for this update Malcolm. Your ad is withdrawn pending a new source of supply.
Norman
Freebird 1011 6 years ago
What about some T-shirts or even better Polo’s while there is printing being done?

2 Large size for Freebird.
Skykomish E29 6 years ago
Let's get the logo right first, Linda has taken the new design to the printers today to get their approval. Apparently they wanted a white logo on a black background to scan into their computer, so I hand painted a copy of the original logo with arrow onto a black mount board. If this comes out OK I shall be open to suggestions for SUITABLE designs for clothing, however I would suggest that if you are looking at POLO shirts embroidered logo would be better.
Super Snoopy 050 6 years ago
Polos may be useful for the Mumbles get together
Skykomish E29 6 years ago
New Burgee is due to be ready Tuesday, subject to this being OK Linda is going to enquire about Polo Shirts as she informs me the printer does these.
OK Guys suggestions for what you would like on them please and keep it clean.
At the moment Linda is getting a quote for just a mini logo on the left breast ( on the polo shirt not her tattoo) but if you would like "Achilles owners club" or whatever now would be a good time to get this sorted
blueachilles 6 years ago
Is it possible to have our boat names, or will it be much more expensive to do that?

(We'd like blue ones, obviously....)
Skykomish E29 Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Skykomish E29 (member) 6 years ago
That thought had crossed my mind Rod I can't think that it would be much dearer as long as standard font is used. So your suggestion would be

"A"
Blue

Presumably white lettering on a blue polo shirt?
Will make a list of suggestions and see what we can come up with
at the moment I would stress we are only looking at printed shirts, I could if there is interest look at embroidered logo but that would be dearer
blueachilles 6 years ago
That would be ideal. Di has always wanted a red sail cover with "Blue" written on it in yellow, but I've been able to put my foot down so far!
matthewA750 6 years ago
Hi Malcolm
Yes - I'd be keen on polos with the boat name and Achilles logo on - I bet the children would, too.
Matthew
Skykomish E29 Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Skykomish E29 (member) 6 years ago
it has occurred to me that polo shirts have a weave that makes the surface uneven, I am therefore wondering if this can be printed on successfully?????????? I will let you all know more info next week when I pick up the new burgee meantime keep suggestions coming in...
Freebird 1011 6 years ago
Keeping it simple might be the way to go? How about white polo and red logo and Achilles Owwner under (like our sails) Then you will all match at Mumbles y c meet up.
Sorry Blue! By the way I dont want a bright yellow polo!
Duncan.
Red Marlin 6 years ago
So RED it is then - Yeah
Skykomish E29 6 years ago
What about

A
Achilles Owners Association

Red Logo on White Polo shirt?
Super Snoopy 050 6 years ago
Does it for me!
A264 Clytie 6 years ago
Why not 'A' with the sail number under?
Skykomish E29 Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Skykomish E29 (member) 6 years ago
OK Guys had a quote from the printer he is happy to do these POLO Shirts but at £19 each plus P&P to you The price would come down a bit with a bulk order but this would mean having the same design on ALL of the shirts so that would mean Sail numbers would not be possible unless the full amount for an individual shirt was paid
Freebird 1011 6 years ago
A
Achilles Owners Association

Red Logo on White Polo shirt?

sounds good to me!
Skykomish E29 6 years ago
OK those interested could you Flickr mail me so that I can gauge how many could be printed to see if this would qualify for a discount, clearly we cannot do it on here as it would contravene the rules of FLickre, alternatively e mail me via the Achilles site under the Burgee ad.
Skykomish E29 6 years ago
Freebird and Super Snoopy you should have had your replies by now but just to confirm that I have received your Flickr mail ok
Skykomish1 6 years ago
ok guys it has been a few weeks now and orders have trickled in for POLO shirts we are going to see what the printer can do with the few orders that we have, however if there is anybody else interested in getting one please drop me a line ASAP so that you could qualify for any discount that we may get for the quantity that we are ordering.
busy home [deleted] 6 years ago
I want two please ... XL
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Thanks Ron will add them to the list
blueachilles 6 years ago
One please. Size M.
Skykomish1 6 years ago
ok Rod
Just to let you all know Linda is planning to see the printer on Thursday to get a final price for printing the number that we have, before committing ourselves we will let you know what he says
busy home [deleted] 6 years ago
Richard 9999 .. Hello .. I always fancied an Atalanta...
Tell us more ...
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Right some final figures for the order that we have.

Linda has done a great job with the printer also getting him to check the sizes of the polo shirts
measurement across the front of each size is as follows, simply double up for your chest measurement:
Medium = 20"
Large= 22"
XL not in stock at moment so couldn't check
XXL= 25"

Cost will be £18 INCLUDING Postage for each shirt,
if we can get just two more on the order it will come down to £16.

If you can send me a Flickr mail or e mail me via the Achilles web site confirming your size and quantity we can put our order in.
sailing bye1 6 years ago
Can you put 'Sailing Bye' down for 2 please, 1x medium, 1xlarge.
Having trouble trying to Flickr mail you.
Mike
Skykomish1 6 years ago
no problem and that guys now qualifies us for the extra discount making each Polo shirt just £16 including P&P as long as everybody now confirms their order.
Skykomish1 6 years ago
OK I think that I have either e mailed or Flickr mailed all of those who have placed an order for the

Achilles
A
Owners Association

White Polo shirt with red lettering
If you have not had a notification from me and would like one please hurry as the price is for a bulk order
any others will be the full price if we order in small quantities equally if you would like one with your boat name etc I would be happy to get these done, but as I said as they will be individual orders they will be at full price.
I would like to clarify that the price to you is AT COST we are making nothing out of this.
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NormanKlipspringer 6 years ago
Many thanks Malcolm and Linda for organising this deal on behalf of owners.
Alyson Morgan 6 years ago
Skykomish1:

Is it too late to place an order - don't know how I missed this string. 1 M and 1 L if poss. If not - no worries

Cheers

Alyson
Skykomish1 Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Skykomish1 (member) 6 years ago
Can anyone needing an order please do so via the Achilles web site as I do not want us to fall foul of Flickr rules. otherwise you can flickr mail me direct thanks
www.achillesyachts.co.uk.
The ad for polo shirts and burgees is in the "for sale" section
Skykomish1 Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Skykomish1 (member) 6 years ago
We have had an order for some burgees and Linda has been working hard in the sewing room, before we take these to the printers are any more needed so that they can be done at the same time??
www.flickr.com/photos/8644331@N08/8491706042/in/pool-achi...
Skykomish1 6 years ago
we are still awaiting some cheques for polo shirts if you could get these sent asap I can get the order into the printers... thanks
Freebird 1011 6 years ago
Huurp Humm!--- that will be me---- er --- its in the post (today) --- yer I know they all say that.
Skykomish1 6 years ago
not just you Freebird others too... Rod got your cheque thanks
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Alyson.. Morgan. if you are still wanting the polo shirts could you please contact me..thanks
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Alyson Morgan:

Alyson
not a problem you have checked the sizing from the measurements that I posted above????
I will Flickr mail you details
Skykomish1 6 years ago
just to update everybody on progress of Polo shirts.... I am just awaiting one more payment once received the order will go into the printers and should be ready within a week.. I will then arrange despatch to the addresses supplied.

Burgee order going into printer this week as Linda has now made the flags and just need printing to complete
Chattinglil 6 years ago
I'd like a burgee please. Who do I ask and how much and how do I pay? thanks.
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Chattinglil: Flickr mail sent to you
Little_Plum 6 years ago
I would like on too please....
Skykomish1 6 years ago
little Plum Flickr Mail sent
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Ok polo shirt and burgee order at printers. The printer is going to e mail me a proof of the finished polo shirt design in a couple of days.

I still have some burgee payments outstanding, if you could please get these sent asap as I will need to pay the printer.. and as mentioned before these are charged out at cost to you.
Skykomish1 6 years ago
OK first batch of burgees collected today and will be sent out to those whose payments I have received however if it is ok with those who have ordered polo shirts too I will hold theirs until the polo shirts arrive. If anyone really needs their burgee quickly I will send it out separately just let me know.
rothwell_neil 6 years ago
My nanni 2.10 10hp uses 1 litre per hour cruising at 5 knots and 2 litres per hour flat out at 6 knots. I go at 5 knots!, 4 knots is about 1/2 litre per hour. Makes a big difference for little speed gain, 1 litre will cover 3 nm at 6 kn, 5 nm at 5kn and 8nm at 4 kn.
busy home [deleted] 6 years ago
Wrong thread Neil....
Take the dog for a longer walk .
rothwell_neil 6 years ago
Back from a bike ride with the dog, dog knackered but at least i now know which thread to post on!
Skykomish1 Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Skykomish1 (member) 6 years ago
Hi Guys POLO design uploaded to photostream hope this is ok they will be ready hopefully by weekend
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Anybody would like a burgee at discounted price? we have two rejects which the printer did wrong and cannot be corrected as the high quality of the vinyl means that the transfer cannot be removed easily. The only fault is that the arrow of the "A" faces back (to the tip of the flag) instead of to the front (mast) .
Let me know (£10 each)
Chattinglil 6 years ago
Skykomish1:

Hi - will you let us know when they've been posted? thanks Lisa
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Hi Lisa can't remember if you ordered a burgee or polo shirt and burgee if it was just a burgee it will be posted this morning (Saturday) those who have ordered both I intend sending out when Polo Shirts are ready which I have now been told should be Tuesday.
Please note guys that none of your cheques have been put in until we actually send the items ordered.
Chattinglil 6 years ago
thanks! It was just a burgee for me. thanks for doing it for us.
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Chattinglil:

Yes Lisa can confiirm yours went out this a.m. along with Alex and Richard
Chattinglil 6 years ago
Just received mine - absolutely delighted - fabulous job. Thanks very much!
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Glad you got it ok and are pleased with it shall pass your compliments on to Linda
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Polo Shirts went out today so hopefully you all will get them during next week, also those who ordered a burgee too these were included in your parcel
Super Snoopy 050 6 years ago
Polos delivered early this morning. Fits like a glove and shows off the newly acquired sun tan well. Many thanks Linda and Malcolm.
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NormanKlipspringer 6 years ago
Shirts arrived today. Fits fine. Fortunately I have lost 3 stone which helps - dieting to be more agile around the boat. Thanks a lot to you both.
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Thanks guys a relief I can assure you
sailing bye1 6 years ago
Arived today, thanks a lot to you both.
blueachilles 6 years ago
Wearing mine as I type this, excellent fit, good quality, many thanks.
Freebird 1011 6 years ago
Shirts and burgee arrived a few days ago. Thanks very much for all the effort. We will be looking very dapper this season if the weather ever warms up enough to strip off the wet gear and several layers to get down to a polo!
Skykomish1 6 years ago
Glad you all find them ok many thanks guys
Skykomish1 6 years ago
okay guys how about some photos of you posing in your Polo shirts?
A264 Clytie 5 years ago
Malcolm,

As we have some recent new owners what is the current burgee and tee shirt position please? Are there children's sizes, 11-12 years old for example?

Ideally I'm in for an XL + one burgee.

Thanks
Richard
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NormanKlipspringer 5 years ago
Richard,
You can contact Malcolm directly through email from the link on the main web site
www.achillesyachts.co.uk/page67.html
Norman
Skykomish1 5 years ago
We are still able to produce these, clearly if we get enough interest in polo shirts we can get another bulk order done which will bring the price down to what we paid before. Anybody who wants these items as Norman says can contact me through the Achilles site and I will get back to you asap baring in mind I am often out of the country for two or three days at a time so please be patient.
Skykomish1 5 years ago
Just thought that I would add... We are currently only able to send these to UK mainland due to the high cost of postage, sorry. I am happy to post elsewhere but be warned the postage is ridiculous..
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