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17 Mar 2014

Can anyone in Canada or the northern USA see their boat under the snow yet?  What a winter!!!  It just seems to go on and on. You get a warmish, wet couple of days and the snow starts to go and then WHAM!!!!  Another 20cm of snow on the ground. As I write we have snow flurries and blowing snow.

Enough of the bad stuff, let's think about Summer and Sailing. I have just added a couple of interesting Projects submitted by George Kuipers and will be adding adding some recent discussion from the Yahoo Discussion Group in the G26 FAQ Section. New boats are listed and those that have sold, removed. Despite the weather, Grampian Life goes on and Now and again I still get the urge to update the website.

Hope you do not have much more digging left and that you can soon get the covers off and start the clean-up.

27 Jan 2014

Well, I am still here! Still not sure what the future holds for me and this website but as well as making the occasional update I am trying to clean up the site from the mess it has become over the ages from my first updates when I knew very little to my current status where I know only a little! I reckon if I am going to pass it on it should be shipshape!

Just made few updates to inventories and For Sale pages. On that subject, if you listed you boat for sale here and have sold it, please look at the For Sale page and ensure it has been updated with your sale. If not, please let me know.

Updates have not just been restricted by my speed of updating but also by the low volume of material being received. Several owners have said they would send me articles and/or photos on their trips or the work being done on their boats but I have received practically nothing in recent months. Also, please do not forget but donations help to pay the hosting costs for the site and are always welcomed.

19 Oct 2013 

Well that is it! Patience is sold and I am no longer a Grampian owner. A very bittersweet day. Impact will probably not hit me until next Spring when I will not have any boat work to do. She sold quicker that I had anticipated I am pleased to say and a generous price break probably helped that a lot. I am sure we will miss her next Summer on those hot, breezy days but as my son said, that is the end of an era.

Not sure what I am doing with the web site yet. Couple of offers to assist and one to take it over. I have been thinking that to part with the boat and the site at the same time may be too hard on my system so I may continue with site a bit longer. I will decide in next few weeks but I am still open to offers.

WARNING:  I continue to receive stories of the failure of the cast aluminum fitting on the bow to which your forestay and jib or furling gear attach. The latest report is on a G28. If you look at Item 14 on the G26 FAQ page you will find some discussion on this subject and possible alternatives for attaching your stay and jib. A NEW solution to the problem has just been added. 

 The problems continue. This new story from  Stainless Outfitters relates to the failure of a newly built G30 fitting, built presumably using the wrong aluminum alloy. You can read about this either on the General FAQ page or the G30 FAQ.  

Site Changes: Remember, rather than look through the whole site to see what has changed, select the Site Changes page for information on what changes have been made.

Log Entries: I encourage regular visitors to the site to view the Log entries as there are often new and prospective owners looking for advice from you all knowing Grampian experts. Please take a look and see if you can assist.

Thanks: Well it is it is over twelve years ago since this site was launched. It has grown considerably over those years thanks to the information and photos you have sent me. 

I want to thank all those owners who have sent information and encourage others to follow their example. I especially want to thank those people who have made a donation towards the upkeep of the site. There are costs associated with keeping it on a server and it does require time and effort on my part which I am still willing to provide.

Don't forget, this site depends upon your input of information and photos and of monetary donations to keep it going. Please help.

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