--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com
> Hello All.
> I am in Melbourne Australia and have recently purchased an Alajuela
> named Atlantis. Its sail number is 12. The story from the broker
> that the boat was sailed out from America to Australia, via every
> atoll that ever broke sea level and judging by the charts I have
> inherited that part at least appears true. Evidently upon arrival
> skipper met a lady who didn't like sailing and so the boat sat on
> hard stand for 17 years and into dis-repair. It was broken into and
> several things stolen including the hatch, so you can imagine the
> condition it was in when we bought it. The boat was pretty sad to
> the least when we bought it, but 6 months of hard and full time
> beginning to show. We are now very proud of our boat and love the
> comments from admirers. Can any-one advise if this the right site to
> chat with other ALA 38 owners or if not where to? Looking forward to
> hearing from you.
Since no one has answered you I will! The
ALAJUELA 38 was designed from Williasm Atkin's INGRID without
permission. The boats were first build by Don Chaphan in
California. It is really a long story and the best thing to do is
get a copy of BEST BOATS by Ferenc Mate, published by Albatross Pub.
in Canada. There is a very informative chapter on the whole
situation. Hope this is helpful. Pat Atkin