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trimanta says:

Hi all,
I've just got an achilles 24 sail number 348, I'm in sw scotland she needs a bit of work when I first looked at her there was water up to the level of the seats so a few days scrubbing.

cheers Adam
8:36AM, 13 February 2013 PDT (permalink)

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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Adam,
Welcome to the group and to Achilles ownership. What is your boat called? if you are happy I would like to put your boat into the register of A24s on the Achilles web site. I record name of boat, sail number, where sailed and owner name. You will fin lots of information on this group and on the main web site. the main site has an index into the discussions on this group click on www.achillesyachts.co.uk/page3.html.
Lets have lots of pics of any work you do.
Note that as well as posting your photos to your photostream post them to the Achilles group so that members will not miss them. Have a look at www.flickr.com/groups/achilles24/discuss/7215760205143965...
It would also be helpful if you could use your profile to tell us some details of yourself and your boat. Have look at www.flickr.com/groups/achilles24/discuss/7215760040695696...
Use my profile as a guide click on 'NormanKlipspringer' in blue above this message and then on 'profile'.
Good luck.
Norman
78 months ago (permalink)

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pjbharrison says:

Welcome to the group, Adam.
78 months ago (permalink)

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Skykomish E29 says:

Always nice to have some fresh blood in the camp and another project to watch develop welcome
78 months ago (permalink)

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Freebird 1011 says:

Welcome, SW Scotland is on our "to do" list. (but it is a long list)
78 months ago (permalink)

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Scott and Portia1386 says:

Welcome Adam we are in Dunoon but visit the SW-by car- regularly
78 months ago (permalink)

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trimanta says:

hi again, just had afternoon digging through boat, found 2 brand new dodgers with name she's called NINA.
I took some pics just need to down load them.

Norman yes it's ok to put details on the site

cheers Adam
78 months ago (permalink)

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Thetis2013 says:

Hi, I am also a newbie to the Achilles 24 fold,(This week in fact!) & I am currently in the middle of purchasing one from Bosuns Locker, Queensferry,Scotland. However, once the deal is sealed, she will be moving home to just south of the border onto Lake Windermere. I am currently fumbling about sorting the logistical problems for doing this.
The reason for putting her on a lake? Well, I live on the edge of the Lake District anyway, and I have just taken the first faltering step into big boats from 35 years of dinghy sailing, so I want to get used to her & learn how to handle her on the relative safety of a lake before venturing onto the deep blue briney. I'm not far from Whitehaven, so when the time comes, she'll go back where she really belongs... On the sea!
I don't know her sail number yet, but her name is Thetis, she's a triple keeler, and has been living at Queensferry for some time until I came along.
I have been enjoying the Achilles website & stumbled across this discussion group. Considering my recent commitment, I think this will be my source of education. I have done plenty of sailing on other people's boats, but this is the first venture into boat ownership (proper boats, that is, not dinghies!)
Thetis is a bit scruffy round the edges, and will need some work to bring her up to spec. But for now, she's useable & most of the polishing up can be done in between sailing sessions. My master plan is to have her lifted back out over next winter & work on the hull, keels etc. But all the sprucing up in the cabin & topsides can be done whilst she bobs about on Windermere.
78 months ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

Welcome.. Any problems just ask ...
78 months ago (permalink)

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Thetis2013 says:

Will do, thank you :)
78 months ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

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78 months ago (permalink)

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trimanta says:

hi thetis I'm up in dumfries which we're trying to resurrect so far we've dug out all the mud and installed pontoons. this year we hope to install navigation bouys on the channel, there are also visitor moorings at carsethorn. for more details google nith navigation.

I've just uploaded some pics of nina as she was found less the water which was above the seats so still a little damp.

cheers Adam
78 months ago (permalink)

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trimanta says:

also added pic of present boat which is for sale as bought bigger
78 months ago (permalink)

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trimanta says:

did some sanding yesterday, original colour is light blue and found original name on stern was called HASHNOO
78 months ago (permalink)

busy home [deleted] says:

Tremanta.. Welcome .... Sorry but Flickr rules say NO advertising ...
Please keep Achilles news comming.....
78 months ago (permalink)

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NormanKlipspringer is a group administrator NormanKlipspringer says:

Hashnoo originally bought by someone in Belfast, N Ireland.
78 months ago (permalink)

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Thetis2013 says:

trimanta:

Hi Trimanta, I'm new to all this as well as A24 ownership! I'm planning on putting my boat on Windermere for the first season. There's some work to do, but she's a useable boat, so work will be interspersed with sailing sessions on the lake. I hope to eventually get her on the sea, but I went for the relative safety of a lake whilst I get to know her. I THINK I've managed to put a couple of photos up on here (somewhere!) But I'll get organised as I get used to the site.
78 months ago (permalink)

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blueachilles says:

Hi Thetis, you've got the photos on your photostream, but to add them to the Achilles group click Organize and follow the instructions from there.

Regards

Rod
78 months ago (permalink)

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Thetis2013 says:

Thanks Rod, I'll give it a try. Things are busy at the moment as I'm having to traipse up to Queensferry from West Cumbria! Sorting out the transport & necessary permissions to plop her onto Windermere etc.
I'm having trouble dropping the mast! (all one big learning curve) Spent today trying to remove a seized bolt at the heel of the mast, then unsuccessfully trying to slacken the turnbuckles on the 4 small inner shrouds that appear to keep it firm on the stepping.
Presumably one slackens these & the big shrouds just fall slack as you let the forestay back as in de stepping a dinghy?????
I used to lower my old catamaran mast on my own & it was just as big as the A24's but this is proving more of a challenge. The marina want over £300 to do it for me! Apparently they have to crane it into the water (some health & safety thing?) then de-step it ( a separate charge) then hike it back out of the water again & onto the lorry (yet another charge), so I set about trying to drop it myself with memories of the old cat' in mind. Any pointers????
77 months ago (permalink)

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Thetis2013 says:

By the way, my sail number is now known: 420 (with a 'C' after) Don't know what the 'C' is about though.
77 months ago (permalink)

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blueachilles says:

There's a discussion thread on here (actually, I think there's several) about dropping a mast. I think they want the boat in the water because its safer.

There will be cables to deal with for VHF aerial and nav lights that will need to be disconnected, as well as slackening shrouds.

The discussions on mast dropping were, I recall, very useful, you should be able to find them using the Search tools.
77 months ago (permalink)

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Scott and Portia1386 says:

Sails with a C suffix in them like Portia’s (1386C) have been registered with the Clyde Yacht Clubs Association (CYCA) as having a handicap for racing purposes. The CYCA is authorised by the RYA to issue C- suffix sail numbers which are internationally-valid and usually remain with the boat for its life. Your boat has been raced in the past not surprising as I understand there was/is an active racing fleet on the Forth. Scott
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Thetis2013 says:

Thanks for info guys, much appreciated. I'll keep the group posted on my adventures! I have now created my own thread instead of muscelling in on someone elses... It was the same questions. Apparently, Thetis has been at Port Edgar for some time, and is berthed next to another single keeled version, so as you suggest, there either is or has been a fleet there.
77 months ago (permalink)

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