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  • A24 choice of anchor and rode

    Seahawk came to me with about 20m of pretty old 8mm chain (the galvanism had wor...

    Albacorn2 hours ago1 replies

  • Hotfoot wins Fal to Foy passage race & Class2 in the week

    Evening gents, Pleased to report that Hotfoot cleaned up in the Falmouth to F...

    hotfoot_247 hours ago9 replies

  • Buying an Achilles 24

    I am considering buying a Bilge Keel Achilles 24. With a Trailer. A friend had...

    meadowgatestables3 days ago8 replies

  • Max prop diameter for the 9m

    Ron is encouraging me to spend yet more money on Sancerre, this time for a foldi...

    john lashbrook4 days ago17 replies

  • Where are your leaks?

    A long dry spell had me thinking my boat has no leaks at all, but it's not true....

    Albacorn10 days ago15 replies

  • 9m mast heel

    Whilst in a French lock I knocked my mast heel off the base of my mast. I manag...

    Red Marlin1 week ago2 replies

  • Aeolus is back in the water

    Amazingly it’ll soon be 10 years since I bought Aeolus off Malcolm (@Skykomish...

    Vidwatts3 weeks ago5 replies

  • Tiller Head Replacement

    As some of you have suffered from this ill fate before, are there any drawings/m...

    Luke-Eole3 weeks ago3 replies

  • 2019 East Coast Cruise

    I'm a member of Greenwich Yacht Club and every year a week on the east coast is ...

    Vidwatts3 weeks ago2 replies

  • A24 outhaul

    Hi, for those who use one, could you post photos/describe how outhaul is rigged...

    Sławosz (A24 Merlin nr 40)4 weeks ago5 replies

  • Sancerre off to the west again

    Sitting in Gosport @ 23:20 watching lots of lightning off to the south, hopefull...

    john lashbrook4 weeks ago15 replies

  • Mud berths and bottom-scrubbing

    Seahawk was antifouled last year I believe, and lived in a marina mud berth befo...

    Albacorn4 weeks ago5 replies

  • Merlin on the water again!

    Hi, after many years in Ron's shed, Merlin is back on the water, this time on R...

    Sławosz (A24 Merlin nr 40)4 weeks ago3 replies

  • Sparta seen

    Off The Manacles Saturday .. A 52 Sparta A bit over pressed .. Who?

    greyhoundturning184 weeks ago0 replies

  • Bagging the outboard?

    Has anyone tried putting some form of bag around the outboard leg and prop whils...

    Vidwatts5 weeks ago2 replies

  • Roller furling boom

    Why do these seem unpopular? Aeolus has one but I've never used it. I can see pr...

    Vidwatts5 weeks ago38 replies

  • From 'Sail and Sailing' on website

    "Reaching is more easy. For a given wind strength you can carry more canvas and...

    Sławosz (A24 Merlin nr 40)5 weeks ago3 replies

  • Jester Azores Challenge 2020

    Is scheduled to start from Plymouth 12:00, Sunday 31st May 2020. Expressions...

    john lashbrook5 weeks ago7 replies

  • Why are the A24's port and starboard storage shelves black?

    Today in good daylight, I was looking for something which was barely visible on ...

    Albacorn5 weeks ago15 replies

  • Underdeck Forestay Tang Broken

    I am the new owner of an Achilles 24 . The steel forestay tang has decayed and b...

    petejenner5 weeks ago19 replies

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