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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
Sept 1, 2013
Anyone want a Website? Now the question is,
"What happens to the Grampian Owners Marina website?" I am sure you have
noticed a slow down in updating and activity on the site recently,
partly due to the Summer and partly due to everything surrounding the
decision process. I do still get emails from new Grampian owners and
others who find the site of great help and interest so I know the site
is still of value.
If there is someone out
there in Grampian Land who would be interested in assuming
responsibility for the site, I would be very pleased to hand everything
over to them. If there is no one, I will continue to maintain the site
as time and interest permits as I would not like to see it all fold.
If you are interested in
assuming responsibility, send me an email
Webmaster, and we can see
if we can work something out. Obviously the person must have some
knowledge of web design and be willing to perform the frequent updates
and possibly redesign the site and make it a bit more modern.
Many thanks to all of you
who have supported the site over the last 10+ years through your
submissions and donations. I greatly appreciate your interest and
support. Perhaps I will still be here in another 10 years!!!!
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