The Urgency – An Historic Yacht In Peril On the tenth of January 2017 the Albert Strange Association (ASA) received notice that “The new Port Manager wants all ‘dead wood’ out.”, and that includes Tally Ho. By 13th February 2017. Fortunately with huge help from our relatively local ASA member Pat Kellis and with appropriate […]
Chubasco, the S&S bermudan yawl from 1939 is undergoing a refit before a planned Transpac in July this year.
As the festive season approaches many of the Med-based classics are in active refit mode pulling rigs and adding accelerator to their varnish as the temperature drops away. Mallorca based rigging company TEC (Trabajos en Cabos) have been in full swing and have recently pulled three towering gaff cutter masts, 2 from the drawing board […]
Follow a Polish restoration on the yacht Wielkopolska. She is a 54′ bermudan ketch from 1962 and judging by the restoration photos she is coming back to life with quality and precision.
The first part of a 4-part series chronicling the last 6 months of restoration of the magnificent 105’ gaff cutter Moonbeam IV in Yangon(Rangoon), Myanmar(Burma) back in 2002. Not quite like any other restoration done before with local Burmese labour paid less than any minimal wage, ‘cheap’ teak, bendy scaffolding and plenty of mosquitoes! […]