Friday, March 18, 2022

Possible delays in approving posts etc.

If things go to plan I will be sailing from Friday next week probably for 3 months or more. If some moderation action is required it may take a few days to get done depending on where I am.



Monday, March 7, 2022

Resources page removed

Due to lack of input from others I have removed the resources page, if some comes in I can easily reinstate. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Resources page

It will be 2 weeks tomorrow that I posted an announcement regarding the "Resources Page" here and elsewhere. So far there have been no comments or recommendations. If none are forthcoming, I will delete the "Resources page" next week.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Old web site no longer available the new one is active. and should now both take you to this site. 

If it does not work right now (15:00 UCT Friday 3/12/21) check the URL, if its right try again tomorrow, it could just be a delay in updating the DNS server you are using.

If your "favourites"  link includes a page ID e.g. that will not work.

if the http:// prefix is used it will automatically be changed to https://

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Web site resources page:

Following a suggestion on Flickr I have put up a trial page for supplier recommendations. I have put mine on as a starting point, please review, comment and add your recommendations. If I get a reasonable number from several people I'll leave the page there, if there is little interest I will remove it.

Monday, November 29, 2021

A24 600 "Flying Kipper" undergoing refurbishment.

By João Américo Patrão

My Achilles was purchased in Poole Yacht Brokers in 2008, came to Portugal by ferry boat via San Sebastian in Spain, the person who bought it then brought it to Portugal towed by a car, the boat had another name "Dolphin UK", but I decided to take it back to its first name "Flying Kipper", I think the names of the boats should not be changed.

In 2013 I bought the boat and for about 2 years I have been doing a total restoration.

The boat has never been on the water since it came from the uk, I'm working to get it to go to this sea of ours in 2022.