Welcome To The Grampian Owners Marina
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April 22, 2013 PLEASE NOTE
note that the Grampian website will not be updated and emails will
not be replied to between April 25, 2013 and June 3, 2013 while the
webmaster takes his annual break from maintaining websites, (this is
only one of three!). Normal service will be returned after that date as
time allows from launching my boat. Thank you for your understanding.
March 26, 2013
Well it looks like Old
Man Winter is reluctant to leave us in the East this year and the effect
may be to delay many boats launching. Rather than just bemoan the delay,
use the time to do that bit of work on the boat you have kept putting
off or really step up with your safety check and ensure everything is
ship-shape. Don't worry, eventually the sun will shine, the snow will
vanish and hopefully it will leave you Great Lakes Sailors with a full
lakes. Here in the far East we are just praying that the gales and very
heavy winds we have had all winter disappear in the Summer to be
replaced by good, warm southerly winds.
Whatever the weather where
you are, I wish you a successful launch and a great sailing season.
January 24, 2013
I have made numerous
updates to all areas on the site thanks to the information I have
received from a number of Grampian Owners. There are still more to be
made and as time permits these will be made and noted under the Site
Changes tab. Thank you to all the owners who have submitted photos,
stories and information that I have used to create the FAQ's. I am also
in the process of updating the FOR SALE page and I would
ask anyone with a boat listed there that has not already responded to my
request to do so ASAP or I will have to remove their listing.
A special Thank You to those
of you who have recently made donations towards the upkeep of the site.
It is a great deal of work and there are expenses incurred. Please
consider making a DONATION if you
find this site of interest and help to you.
As usual, I am still
requesting stories and FAQs to add to the site.
December 20, 2012
I want to wish all
Grampian owners and indeed all boat owners, the
very best of the season
and my best wishes
for a Great boating year in 2013. Those of you who are still sailing,
next time you are out enjoying a great sail, give a toast to all the
poor sailors who are huddled by the fire looking at their boat under the
latest dumping of snow.
I have not been as active on
the site this past year as I would have hoped for a variety of reasons.
Ten years of creating and maintaining this board has not always been
easy but the load has often been reduced when owners have written saying
how much they enjoy the site and how useful it has been to them. This is
also born out by the generous donations I have received to assist in
maintaining and running the site. Taking all this into account, I guess
I will stick with it and try and be a bit more active next year. All the
Best to you all.
September 12, 2012
Having now gone through one hurricane back in 2011 and now a tropical
storm, you folks in the Southern states have my true sympathy. First we
only have a short season and to lose out some time to derig and rerig
your boat is bad enough
but then to watch the wind howling around your
poor boat is just plane scary. This time we had little rain but the wind
was something else. I now know what spindrift is from watching the spray
the wind whipped up. Happily everyone at our club survived without any
real problems. I can not emphasize enough the importance of getting your
boat prepared. We removed jib, lashed up tight the mainsail, removed the
dodger and added extra lines and in total we only took just over an hour
to get it ready for the storm and restore it for sailing. Well worth the
time. Here are a couple of photos of our storm.
On a real great note, we have finally
received information on our 400th Grampian 26. We now know that there
are/were 400 Grampian 26's still loved and sailed. Only another 600 to
August 31, 2012
Not had much time on the site over the Summer. Weather has just been too
good to be indoors on computer. Hope to get more active again as the
If you have any good stories
or photos of trips you made this summer I would welcome them to add to
Hope everyone is having a great sailing season.
June 5, 2012
As many of you will know,
James Schofield a former G26 owner and who now has a G28 recently opened
the Dockside Chandlery in Oakville ON. He produced hats last year for
the Ontario RENDEZVOUS. He now plans on producing a non event specific
hat with the G logo on the front and the signal flag "GRAMPIAN" on the
back. These will be done in a White, Tan, and Charcoal Grey. They will
be selling for $25 ea (+ shipping if your not local). He has generously
offered to donate $5 from each hat sale to the owners website. If you
are interested, please contact James at
December 13, 2011
In the General FAQ section you will find some good directions for repairing
those soft spots on the deck. In the Stories Section there is a story about
a scary experience one family experienced.
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.
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.
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 ten 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