Welcome To The Grampian Owners Marina
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Well, another season is
drawing to an end. I hope the weather was good enough in your part of
the world to allow you some good sailing. Here on the far east coast of
Canada we had an amazing July followed by a dismal August and we just
have our fingers crossed for September.
This was my first season
without a boat in nearly 20 years but I got through it pretty well. Have
been out a couple of times but a life with grand-children and travel has
more than made up for the time previously spent sailing.
I have decided I will
hold on the the website for a while longer and may even try and
"modernize" it a bit. Have started with some basic updates, Sales,
inventory as well as add some interesting new projects. Also added a
link to Allan Stokel's Grampian
Marine site where he has created some interesting videos.
Now that the sailing is
winding down, I hope some of you will send in stories, projects and
photos so that we can give the site a good refresh. I keep asking but
there only seem to be two or three people who provide me any material.
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. I
am sure there are boats on the listing that sold long ago.
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