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  • Posted by Tom Woodward

    To add to my previous comment, I'm intending to build a new website for Gala, which will host the gallery, articles and information about the boats.

    If you want to be updated when it goes live, or want to send me any content to include, please email me at...

  • Posted by Tom Woodward

    I'm a web developer, and may be able to take over the website. Failing that, I would be happy to host the articles/publications somewhere so they are available.

  • Posted by Aidan Tuckett

    Hello all

    It is true the website probably doesn't get many visitors but when you need it....
    Facebook would be good but presumably all the past material has to be shifted across somehow? I'm happy to pay some £££ to keep it going. Or even be a webmaster if possible (move it across...

  • Posted by Sally Cholmondeley

    This is particularly sad news and it is only when about to lose something that perhaps we appreciate what we had.The trouble is that without consciously logging in to check it is hard to keep up with news etc! I am lucky that I just happened to check the website for something else and saw the...

  • Posted by simon littlewood

    Very sorry to hear the news. Not been a member very long but learnt quite a lot. Best regards Simon

  • Posted by Paul Sullivan

    I, for one, will be very saddened to see the demise of GALA and the website - which is very professional looking compared with many other owners group websites. It can't be easy to find the time to administer an association - especially when the membership is as ancient, crusty and non-technical...

  • Posted by simon littlewood

    Thank you for that Graham please let me know when you are ready to sell.

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    Carrie based in the Clyde based in the Clyde will be going up for sale in the spring.

  • Posted by Graham Benson

    my heard 23 Carrie is going up fro sale soon. she is based in the Clyde. details will be posted after I have fixed her up over the winter.

  • Posted by Jon Hammond

    Thank you

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Sorry to be so long, could not access the boat register.
    The details we have are limited but as follows...
    Yanmar 36m
    Light green hull white deck
    Based IOW
    Owner D Baggett

    This is old info but hopefully of some help.

  • Posted by Sally Coward

    There is a PDF document under Publications on this website entitled Hoist the Topsail.

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hi Tom.

    Most likely are just another location for the backstays.

    The backstays on Aeolus go to the top of the mast.

    Spreaders are not necessary, usually fitted in order to have flag halyards.


  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Best to contact Sam Heard for information.

    The ballast would be lead shot encased in resin and not removable. So perhaps there never was any. 5 tons in a 28, no idea how much in a 35. There will have been movable lead ingots for trimming ballast. Sam should have the answers you need.

  • Posted by Christopher Penfold

    Thanks Aeolus, 

    I wondered whether anyone else had an external hull locker drain. It was there when I got the boat 4 years ago. I must admit I had my doubts about it as the locker floor is not really high enough. I think your arrangement is the better option.


  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hi was unaware of this arrangement in Saskia.

    Aeolus has a drain tube which leads back to the engine bay. Any water in there is pumped out.

  • Posted by simon littlewood

    Thanks for that Jeremy do you have an album on the site?

  • Posted by Jeremy McCabe


    My 23' FWB 'Pica' may be for sale next year - I am hoping to get one more Falmouth Classics and summer.  I will advertise her on the GALA website if I do.


  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    To Association La GU did you receive my PM ?

  • Posted by Association LA GU...

    thank you Tom, take care of your back

  • Posted by Tom Woodward

    To echo Steve's comment, I have an unscientific approach and just tighten them till they feel taught to the hand. As mine are rigged with deadeyes, it is usually a question of getting them as tight as I can without putting my back out.

  • Posted by Association LA GU...

    Introducing SARAH

    still lots of work before sailing...

  • Posted by Association LA GU...

    thank you Steve for your valuable advice

  • Posted by Aeolus FWB28

    Hello and welcome.

    I’m not sure if there actually is an official answer to your question.

    On my 28 I have the shrouds not too tight and not too slack.

    Under hard sailing my leeward shrouds are just becoming a little slack.

    Seems to have worked ok for the past 15 years...

  • Posted by Andy Gordon

    Jeremy many thanks that's great I now know how to proceed

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