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lec1976 says:

Hi found this and the site looks just what i need.
have taken on number 300 it has been left for many years and need a total refit and more.
started stripping her out on monday so the rebuild starts soon. will be asking for advice as i go
6:29PM, 17 October 2012 PST (permalink)

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b.mercer says:

Welcome......I have 306. You will find a vast array of knowledge and help here. And the work is worth it on the water.
74 months ago (permalink)

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Slycat777 says:

Welcome! Great boats to sail, you won't regret it :)
74 months ago (permalink)

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Red Marlin says:

Welcome to the site. What is the name of your boat and what area are you in
Tony
74 months ago (permalink)

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rothwell_neil says:

It is unlikely that you with come across anything during the rebuild that hasn't been covered or will happily be covered again. A more helpful bunch you are unlikely to meet on any web forum.
74 months ago (permalink)

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lec1976 says:

cheers
Boat is Sybian and based on Loch Etive Argyll
74 months ago (permalink)

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Red Marlin says:

Thanks. Wonderful location. Been there in Red Marlin, well past it a few times. Love to sail there again
Tony
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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Welcome lec1976.
It would help for future correspondance if you completed your profile (click on 'you' tab and then 'edit profile'. Follow something along the lines of mine which I have copied below:
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Achilles 24 named Klipspringer (literally rock jumper but is actually an African antelope)
Owner Norman Anthony since April 2010
Home port - Burry Port - South Wales
Sail Number 584
Triple Keel
Year of manufacture early 1980s
Engine Tohatsu 6hp 4 stroke Sailpro UL in cockpit well
Auxilliary engine - 4hp Tohatsu two stroke (in locker)
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I will if you don't object enter your boat in the A24 sail numbers list on the main Achilles site. You may find the index on the main site useful. Click on the following link:
www.achillesyachts.co.uk/page3.html
This is a clickable index which brings you back to the various discussions we have had on Flickr.
You may also find the following link useful:
www.flickr.com/groups/achilles24/discuss/7215760205143965...
Good luck and just ask if I can help.
Norman
74 months ago (permalink)

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Little_Plum says:

Welcome to the group. Everyone here is very helpful. I have Little Plum ( Sail Number 362) based at Portishead on the Bristol Channel. Not so very far from where she was built !

Cheers

Gee
74 months ago (permalink)

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rothwell_neil says:

Have you taken her under the Connel bridge?
74 months ago (permalink)

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Red Marlin says:

Ah yes the Connell Bridge. Could be why I always sailed past and never went in. Had a friend in Spain who had a Colvic Atlanta named Grace of Etive. He had a mooring in the Loch and loved it
Tony
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lec1976 says:

towed her under as she was in no state to sail. worked the loch for years and if you get that wrong enjoy.
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Red Marlin says:

Do you know Ian Wallace who has Spring Run A24 and Spearhead 9 M he is in Oban
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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Spring Run is now for sale - see main site adverts.
74 months ago (permalink)

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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

I have had an email from Ian Wallace. the contents of which are below:
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I see someone has got “A 300” in Loch Etive but then gives her name as “Sybian”. I know of the A24 “Sybilian” (whose previous owner confessed to me recently that he had given her away to someone who would do her up as he was out of time and energy) but her Butler moulding number was 053. That was transmogrified to the Clyde number 853C when builders’ numbers became no longer acceptable for racing. That vintage of A24 had a slightly different deck moulding with smaller locker lids on the lazarette and a tubular rail for the mainsheet horse to slide on, so it should be easily identifiable if lec1976 puts some photo’s up. Her support arch/beam under the mast step suffered rot in the ply many years ago and was held up with jacks....and her cockpit well plug was lost..... But her (Crusader) sails are probably still good!
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Anyone clarify?
Lec1976. We need some photos?
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b.mercer says:

Well , it has the tubular mainsheet track on the photos. I wish mine did. It looks a nice arrangement for adjusting the track car
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lec1976 says:

this is the boat has 300 engraved in her so thought that was her number. ant info about here would be great and any idea about where to start fixing her would be useful. in the process of making a trailer so i can get here home and under cover.
74 months ago (permalink)

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