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09-11-2007 07:19 PM
mike dryver uspirate i've got to tell i love your cabintop ornament. really PERKS UP the boat!
09-11-2007 06:57 PM
thought it might be a Roberts 341...

Hey all, thought it might be a Bruce Roberts 341... But, alas, I was wrong.
09-06-2007 04:18 PM
tenuki Raymond Richards is probably most notable for designing several offshore boats for Cheoy Lee (32, 38, 39, & 41) the Haida 26, and several boats for Ranger boats of Kent ( R26, R24, R20 ).

I own a R24, she's a sweet, well mannered little keel boat. The R20s around here have a cult following and still race one design despite their smaller numbers. A lot of folks I've talked to here in the PNW know about him, probably due to Ranger Boats.
09-06-2007 03:02 PM
Sapperwhite Thanks John.
I was starting to foam at the mouth with each new PSC suggestion.
09-05-2007 11:05 AM
stevemac00 I didn't catch it. Great job. I believe most were owner finished boats - kinda custom as I recall. They've sailed around the world. There's an active Alajuela list on sailnet - the other one. There's a great guy on list named Rod Jermaine who helped build them and has a lot of information - he's helped a lot of people with his knowledge.
09-05-2007 07:57 AM
JohnRPollard It is the little sister to the much better known Alajuela 38, a cutter rigged, full-keeld double ender based on Atkin's Ingrid ketch (which in turn was based on the Archer lifeboat designs). They were popular in the late-70's, back during the Westsail era, and built in So. California too. We have a couple 38's moored at our marina.

I know even less about the 33. We passed one once about ten years ago while circling for a mooring in Annapolis. The bowsprit was suspicious, and in response to my hale the owner confirmed the make and model of the boat. Alajuela had earned a well deserved reputation for high quality metal fabrication, including cleats, gudgeons, portlights etc in bronze, and nice solid stainless work on the bowsprit/platforms. In the OP's photo, the sprit design was the giveaway.

I'm not sure when Alajuela closed-up, probably in the late-70's or early 80's. Someone on the list can probably fill-in the details.
09-04-2007 11:15 PM
Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
I just noticed this thread. I can tell you definitively that the boat in question is NOT a Pacific Seacraft model (the Crealock 31 does not look anything like this boat, and the earlier Mariah 31 has a much longer bowsprit.) Nor is it any kind of Morris.

I believe it is an Alajuela 33, a Ray Richards design built in California.
By Jove, he's got it. Well done that man.
09-04-2007 10:57 PM
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post

He said it was a Ray Richards design out of California.
not familiar with the name, is that the bastard child of ray charles and little richard? he designed one nice boat!
09-04-2007 10:45 PM
sailingdog Cam-

He said it was a Ray Richards design out of California.
Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Congrats John...Alleluja 33 ....stumped the rest of us! Do you know who did the design or anything about the boat?
09-04-2007 10:37 PM
camaraderie Congrats John...Alleluja 33 ....stumped the rest of us! Do you know who did the design or anything about the boat?
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