Monday, August 8, 2011

Back for a sail

Actually went back to Sweden for a couple of days last week and got the boat into the water. It wasn't in too bad a shape considering a winter of sitting abandoned and not much maintenance having been done in the spring. So some varnish, a little wash and we were off for a sail last Thursday.

Also the decision is made to try and keep the boat in Sweden and go back next summer to hopefully sail a little more.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Little Grace blog

David Appleby, the man who moved his Alacrity from the UK to Finland, has started a blog of his own. There he tells the story of his project and his future adventures. Check it out here.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New Alacrity Blog: "My Girl"

Randy Rain's blog about the restauration of his Alacrity "My Girl" is the latest addition to the list of Alacrity blogs. Randy's boat does look like it needs quite some work and we wish him all the best with his project!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Plywood Alacrity for sale

I got an email about this plywood Alacrity for sale.

Circa 1965 Alacrity, Plywood Construction, Currently lying in Shepperton, Middlesex

Deneb has been out of the water for some time and due to other
commitments we are now seeking a new owner to take on the work of putting
her back on the water where she belongs.
As you can see from the pictures she will take some work to finish. Major
items left to do are to finish strengthening the side decks and re-attach the
cabin top. She will then need a complete paint job inside and out.
We will supply all the wood that has been cut to size as well all the original
hardware, engine, etc.
This includes:

Refurbished Coventry Victor MW-2 Inboard Engine (approx. 3.5 HP)
Working Raritan Sea toilet
2 Mainsails and 2 Jibs
Any sensible offers considered, please get in touch for more details if you are


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sad news -- perhaps

I am currently contemplating putting my boat up for sale. It won't be before the end of next season, hopefully giving me the chance to do some more sailing in Sweden first, but as I cannot see any way (or means) to keep my boat here in York (it's too far from the sea, the marinas on the river are too expensive and there isn't really a point having a sailboat on a river this small), I might have to be content with the kayak for a while.

I haven't decided anything definite yet, but if there is anyone out there who would be interested in giving Discovery a new home, I'd be open for suggestions.