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to visit our companion Grampian Discussion Group on Yahoo
14 July 2014
Please see the following
email I received on an upcoming Grampian Gathering in Toronto. Sounds
like a great time will be had by all. Contact
if you want more information.
Hey Grampian Owners,
I want to invite you to the 2014 Ontario Grampian Gathering in
Toronto on Saturday, August 9th.
You can register online here:
Everyone is welcome, current Grampian owners, former owners and
We'll meet up at the
Aquatic Park Sailing club on the Leslie Spit in Toronto on the
Saturday morning, have an inspection of the boats, swap stories and if
there's enough interest, have a low key race. The $20 ticket includes
an overnight stay and our club's annual Pig Roast, with a band and
dancing to follow. Mooring on a mooring ball (and some limited rafting
up at the dock) is also included.
Tickets for the meetup, mooring, dinner and dance are $20, additional
meals are $15.
There are free tickets for people without a boat or those just coming
for the day, and we're also looking into getting commemorative hats
made, which will be another $15.
More information and signup is here :
Please help spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested
within a 26 day sail of Toronto, and I hope to see you on the 9th of
8 June 2014
Number of people promised
me photos of their boat renovations but I have not received any for
ages. How about it folks, got some photos or write-ups to send me on
17 Mar 2014
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
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!
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
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
solution to the problem has just been added.
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.
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.
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.
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
donations to keep it going. Please help.
Please contact the