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1 Hour Ago 07:03 PM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

How its done in Barbados...
1 Hour Ago 07:00 PM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Waymar with her new bottom:
1 Hour Ago 06:58 PM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Before and after shots of the companionway hatch.
1 Day Ago 11:21 PM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Hi Jonas!

Send somme pics! Anthything that gets the boat to go faster i would lové to see. We hauled out two weeks ago for about a week. Redid the bottom. She flies. We often top out at 8.2 kts. Regularly hit the 7s. Lots of fun....
3 Days Ago 04:55 PM
Virgo
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

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Originally Posted by LunaPR View Post
Hello all,

Just wanted to quickly introduce myself as a future Attalia owner. I am close to buying an 85 Attalia that needs a lot of work. The current owner sails it once in a while and claims that everything is working fine in terms of engine, sails, etc. She is floating so thats a good sign.
Wondering if anyone has any tips on what to look for in terms of unacceptable damage, issues, etc before buying.
Thanks a lot and look forward to making fellow owner acquaintances here.

Good winds!
Francisco
Hello Francisco and welcome,

Waymar has all ready given you a wise answer. When you look at the deck and the foam/balsa in the sandwich construction take a look below the mast step. I've changed the materiel below my mast step during this winter. You can read about it above.

Good luck!
Jonas
3 Days Ago 04:49 PM
Virgo
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

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Originally Posted by Waymar83 View Post
Hi Jonas,

Looks very solid. Can I ask why you added the rod below deck and glassed it into the hull. I know it will be much stronger but are you expecting that much bigger loads? Did you add to the mast height?
Hello Waymar,

The new mast and the bom will both be longer than the original and the sail plan vill be 20 % larger. I suppose the loads will be like it was before, because of the righting moment is nearly exactly the same. We'll sail faster than before in light winds and we'll probably need the set the first ref earlier then before. So why stronger construction? I think that the old version was a little bit to weak and i'd like to be sure. The main reason why I chose the actual construction is that the rigging hit the deck between to knees. Therefor I fixed the rigging in new chain plates glassed into the hull.

Today I've fixed with my new mast and hopefully I got the sails during this weak. If so happens we'll sail on saturday.

/Jonas (Virgo)
1 Week Ago 12:19 AM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Hi Francisco, Welcome!

With a question so open, You will get hundreds of opinions

If you know what you are doing then fine, but if you are no expert, like most of us, get a professional survey from a reputable surveyor. He/she will identify things you will not have thought of. Of course it depends on the possible price but I think it's a wise investment. At a minimum you will get an itemized todo list and you can also use it to negotiate the price down as he/she will give you an estimated market value.

I won't go into the obvious stuff like rigging, hull, engine, keel and keel bolts, etc..
For an 85 look closely at the headliner. The foam backing tends to disintegrate and you will have no choice but to replace it. I try and do lots of the work myself . Partly for cost but also because if I do it, I know how to fix it in the future. Also below deck, Look also for telltale signs of leaks... The windows may need rebedding or hatches replacing...

You can look for a soft deck as well. All fixable for a price... Tell us how it goes! Also your location and where you plan to sail.
2 Weeks Ago 11:08 PM
LunaPR
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Hello all,

Just wanted to quickly introduce myself as a future Attalia owner. I am close to buying an 85 Attalia that needs a lot of work. The current owner sails it once in a while and claims that everything is working fine in terms of engine, sails, etc. She is floating so thats a good sign.
Wondering if anyone has any tips on what to look for in terms of unacceptable damage, issues, etc before buying.
Thanks a lot and look forward to making fellow owner acquaintances here.

Good winds!
Francisco
2 Weeks Ago 06:03 PM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Hi Jonas,

Looks very solid. Can I ask why you added the rod below deck and glassed it into the hull. I know it will be much stronger but are you expecting that much bigger loads? Did you add to the mast height?
2 Weeks Ago 03:30 PM
Virgo
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

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Originally Posted by Waymar83 View Post
Looking good!
Thanks Waymar83,

At last I´m ready with Virgos chainplates, check the pictures to see the result. I´m quite satisfied with it. A tip if you´d like to fix chainplates - take away the backboard before you start. It´s much more easy to work. I took it away at the end, when I should drill for the threaded rods. Should have done that earlier .

/Jonas
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