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05-31-2015 05:08 PM
Virgo
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

During the last week me and a friend have sailed a race called Seapilot2star in the Baltic Sea. It was a very good opportunity to test our new rigg - I'm satisfied! Our dear Virgo now sails higher against the wind then before and she is sailing faster in lighter winds. We took the first reef when it was blowing around 10 m/s. We have been waiting for our new sails and we got the fore sail two weeks ago but we are still waiting for the main sail. We got a temporary main sail so we could participate in the race. That sail was a little smaller compared to our new main sail.
Because of the delay of the delivery we hadn't test nor train so it was a little bit of trial and error during the race. We didn't won the race but we weren't the last boat neither and we laughed a lot which was the most important this time :-)
/Jonas
05-16-2015 11:25 AM
blt2ski
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Luna,

An arcadia is a bit smaller in length. But similar otherwise. It is a Tony Castro design vs Fauroux? sp? for the attalia.

Mark,
I'm in the water year around here in the salish sea. So no spring commissioning per say as you had to do in Canada. Only what I do when needed. I do need to repair replace rigging at some point in time, along with strip bottom of paint, or cover with a non copper in the next few years due to new state laws about no copper in bottom paints by 2020 or there about.

Marty
05-10-2015 09:25 PM
LunaPR
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Thanks for the information Waymar and Virgo,

Unfortunately the sale fell through as the owner went ahead and sold it to someone else during his dealings with me. Let's just say we had a few words.Bummer as I liked the boat and had good plans for it. However, I do have a chance of obtaining an Arcadia which as far as I can tell is almost identical to the Attalia. I will be sailing it in Puerto Rico. Will update if the sale does close.

Good Winds!
05-10-2015 02:55 PM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Ah! spring time in the Northern latitudes.....

Enjoy the spring commissioning Marty!
05-09-2015 10:26 AM
blt2ski
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Jonas,

That looks like a lot of work on the shroud part. May have to do the same myself. I have a loose u-bolt or two for the lower shrouds. may have to open up the area like you did. I may also open up the mast base if I pull the mast in a month or two, along with replacing the wire, which is all original.

I was told the wood under the mast was plywood.......I'd probably try to use something that will not rot per say. aluminum plate, starboard or other equal.

Off to clean the deck etc of my Arcadia.

marty
05-06-2015 07:03 PM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

How its done in Barbados...
05-06-2015 07:00 PM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Waymar with her new bottom:
05-06-2015 06:58 PM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Before and after shots of the companionway hatch.
05-04-2015 11:21 PM
Waymar83
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Hi Jonas!

Send somme pics! Anthything that gets the boat to go faster i would lovť 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....
05-03-2015 04:55 PM
Virgo
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Quote:
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
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