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new owner 1 year 7 months ago #10729

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Hi, I've just purchased Albacore 7176.

the boat is needing a fair bit of cosmetic work, but appears to be all there, and has only a couple of areas needing immediate attention before being able to use.

long term aim is to try and get the boat back to as near how it looked when I first saw in the very late 80's when owned by Gavin Fleming. it will need redecked at some point, and I will be painting the hull, rather than the varnished finish it currently has (my Father's Albacore was white - I can see it following that 'tradition')

I havent been in an albacore for many years, but am looking forward to sitting at the back, rather than in the front.

I will probably have many questions on repairs/renovation and tuning......

Alex.

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new owner 1 year 7 months ago #10730

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Hi Alex, I have re built many Young hulls, if you have any queries please feel free to email me, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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new owner 1 year 7 months ago #10731

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well, I took the boat for a sail today (with the wife... her first time in a dinghy!!)

everything seems to work as required - centreboard floats up and the transom flaps leak, but everything else seems to work good. Looking forward to the first club-race, Should be a bit different from the N12 Im used to. dont think Cramond Boat club has seen an Albacore for a long time....

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new owner 1 year 7 months ago #10732

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Wow-you're a member at Cramond Boat Club? So am I though I live in Oxfordshire. I sailed Albs there in my youth-first ever capsize was in an Albacore back in the 70's. I have a lovely photo of 7176 (with 6695, sailed by Gavin's parents Roger and Solvie) on my lounge wall. I often hope to bring a boat back to CBC for the regatta but it's a long way and something always gets in the way

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new owner 1 year 7 months ago #10733

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I crewed for Gavin at the Nationals in Llandudno one year, and Roger (Gavin's Dad) was my Fathers crew in his Albacore in the late 60's / early 70's, before my father bought a yacht and Roger bought Fram.

I am trying to find out the number of my Dad's Albacore, it was 1830-something we think - I have Dave Innes on the case trying to find out.

Cramond is unfortunately not the place it once was.......

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alext wrote: I am trying to find out the number of my Dad's Albacore, it was 1830-something we think - I have Dave Innes on the case trying to find out.


Hi Alex

M Tulloch sailed AL 1750 "Rebellion" at the nationals in 1972, 73 & 74.
See: www.albacore.org.uk/results/Past%20Nationals/page3.HTM#1972

Was that your dad's boat?
John W
GBR 8213

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