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Old 30 April 2013, 16:05   #61
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Galt bros.
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Old 30 April 2013, 18:31   #62
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Galt bros.
Think Galts were the boat builders that built the first GRP hulls for Avon after the wood hulls .
think they also built some of the first Atlantic 21 grp hulls too before Halmatic.
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Old 01 May 2013, 04:58   #63
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Atop a Hillman Hunter if I'm not mistaken. I had one of those once. Bought it for 20 without an engine. Had a Hunter engine for it, fitted it and had it written off by a local Tory MP 3 weeks later.
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Old 07 May 2013, 06:19   #64
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avon rover mk 2, used in south africa over 30years ago, pumped up this morning, bit dusty needs a good clean, but still no leaks, need a new outboard as the old one is solid, any idea on engine size ?
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Old 07 May 2013, 06:38   #65
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The 35 yr old girl managed a total of 64nm fault free this weekend.


It just a shame fuel is so expensive.
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Old 08 May 2013, 05:02   #66
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My 4 Meter Sea Rider was made in April 1974, still all original and still holds air all year round. goes a bit soft when stored in the garage through the winter, but when it is put in the sun it soon hardens up. I don't know any other Sea Rider that holds air like mine, my brother's Sea Rider is a lot younger than mine, but doesn't hold air as well as mine.
P.S. just remembered we had the valves replaced and Frenched in (I think that's the term) about 18 yrs ago. Also the bench seat and wind screen has been removed and replaced with a jockey configuration.
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My 4 Meter Sea Rider was made in April 1974, still all original and still holds air all year round. goes a bit soft when stored in the garage through the winter, but when it is put in the sun it soon hardens up. I don't know any other Sea Rider that holds air like mine, my brother's Sea Rider is a lot younger than mine, but doesn't hold air as well as mine.
P.S. just remembered we had the valves replaced and Frenched in (I think that's the term) about 18 yrs ago. Also the bench seat and wind screen has been removed and replaced with a jockey configuration.
Fantastic. Amazing they last so well.
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Old 10 May 2013, 07:39   #68
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I think there once was a serial number at back of the transom of our old Atlantic on the starboard side. When I recently grinded this surface to remove the old paint, there was a vague print readable. We weren't able to make something of it, so it disappeared in some new layers of epoxy later. Therefore we don't know it's exact age, but think late 70's early 80's.

While I can read there's a lot of knowledge on this forum about the older Atlantic's and Britisch boat builders: We recently got some pictures of how our Atlantic origionaly looked like (before some idiot painted the tubes with black spaypaint)..

Perhaps someone who knows the age of this boat by seeing it?
We suspect Atlantics which were built in the early days they only deliverd with grey tubes, but they could have been replaced some moment in history offcourse. (don't mention the old Johnson hanging at the back, this was mounted at later date for sure. The boat has origionally been deliverd as a twin-rig, to be concluded from the two sets of holes which were in the transom ).

Offcourse we're very interested in it's history / origin offcourse of this cessel.
If anyone knows about it, please let us know!!

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Atlantic 21 in the Netherlands
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Old 05 July 2013, 14:32   #69
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The recently refurbished Greenpeace 1976 RI28 RIB In Amsterdam last week
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