Friday, December 30, 2005

Prospective owners want your advice

We have been looking at one of the UFOs on the market just now.  Oddly, she has no anchor locker, bow roller or anchor!  Seems strange to us and we wondered if this is the case with all UFOs.  What does yours have? 


We'd also be very interested in how you have found her sailing ability.  One of the reviewers on the net seemed to suggest she has some nasty downwind habits - but we haven't heard that from anyone else and they may just be referring to the tendency to roll or possibly broach in some conditions that some boats of that era have. 


We are interested in a reasonably fast yacht , but one that is seaworthy and capable of sailing to windward well.  We have been looking at the Sadler 32 and Sparkman and Stephen 34 as well but we were impressed with the UFO.

Grateful to hear any views you might like to give us as owners sailing one (as opposed to selling one)!.


best wishes

Si and Fiona Harrison


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Merry Christmas

Well that just about wraps it up for 2005. Wherever you are the Renegaders wish you a very happy Christmas and good sailing in 2006. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Saturday, November 19, 2005

rudder bearings

-----Original Message-----
From: dave paynter
Sent: 19 November 2005 11:29
Subject: rudder bearings

Hi just a quick message, has anybody changed their rudder bearings? if so
did they have any problems.I have got to change some on my friends 34 so any

info would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks.
Dave p.

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Sandettie 2

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Sandettie 2

Interior looking forward Posted by Picasa

Sandettie 2

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Sandettie 2 for sale

Good day to you!


I have for sale a UFO 34, original name ' SANDETTIE 2 ', built in 1976.


Perfect condition, still with the original helm.


At the moment at Port St Louis du Rhone, near Marseilles. Brokers Europ,Yachting, Marseille,



email address, website, telephone 00 33 60768434,


mr. Roy Olde Olthof. There are very good photographs available on the net.


Pice 40.000 euro.


Reason for sale: old age approaching, plus family problems.


Best regards,


captan Willem J. de Mik





     SHOULD BE  :  00 33 607684304


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

MDR wtides - windows tide prediction software

MDR wtides - windows tide prediction software
You can download wtides, a windows based derivative of the Unix program Xtides from this link. The distributors give no guarantee of accuracy and even state "not to be used for navigation" but I think it could be useful.
I compared the data for today at Felixstowe with that given on the BBC website. There was a difference of about 10 mins in times for HW and 0.2m in height of tide.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Take Five Posted by Picasa

Take Five Posted by Picasa

Take Five Posted by Picasa

UFO 34 "Take Five" for sale

With, yes, pain in my heart, I just want to let you know that I'm selling my Ufo 34.

Take Five is lying in Holland.

It's a Hazelwood version from 1984 with a major refit passed winter:


New sails, lazy jacks, lazy bags, new covers of the seats, new covering of the ceiling, new rigging.

Motor is Thornycroft 36 HP, perfect condition.


Price is 30 000 Euros

For further information, you can contact me on: 0031/628.02.26.34

You can contact me as well on this e mail address or on


Thursday, September 08, 2005

Ufox Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 02, 2005

Monday, August 29, 2005

Three new UFO 34 shirt owners. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Nangijala's oversigt over galleriet

Nangijala's oversigt over galleriet

Mads Moller and Nangijala must be the most widely travelled UFO 34. Follow the link to vist his website. Posted by Picasa


UFO 34 shirts are on their way. Posted by Picasa

Mahuri Posted by Picasa

Mahuri Posted by Picasa

Mahuri Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Shirts shirts shirts

All the UFO 34 shirts are ready to dispatch and will be sent within the next 24 hours.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

First UFO shirts ready for dispatch! Posted by Picasa

Brandy Bottle Posted by Picasa

Brandybottle Posted by Picasa

Brandy Bottle


Been some time since i have been on your web site, have to say it is looking great.

Have just got back from a 3 week cruise aboard Brandy Bottle. We visited Guernsey, Jersey, Granville, St. Malo, Carteret back to Dartmouth and then down the coast to Falmouth to end a perfect trip.

I notice that you are from ipswich, do you know Brandy  Bottle, i bought it about 5 yrs ago from Orwell near to Ipswich. would be good to hear any stories of her past good or bad. I have attached a couple more photographs for your site.



Saturday, August 13, 2005


Ufox Here's a link to Robbert Vos's blog

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Flying Cloud

I am the owner of one of the long lost UFO 34's. The boat’s name is "Flying Cloud" and is located in Long Beach California where it is used regularly.  

Flying cloud was originally purchased in the UK by a good friend of mine, he did some work on fitting her out in the UK then he moved to the United States and the boat came along too, shipped to the USA.  I then go involved 18 years ago and he and I spent the next 8 years finishing the boat and launching her. The boat made a trip to Florida through the canal, where she sat for 2 years before I trucked her back, her second trip across the United States, to California.  a small amount of work get her ship shape and I have been sailing her ever since.  
She is a UK molded boat, Colvic, Hood sails, Kemp mast, Thorneycroft engine.  I will get you a nice picture with some palm trees in the back ground to post on the web.   I would love to hear from other owners.  
Any idea how many UFO 34's were produced?

Paul Barnes

(see UFO 34 List for a link to Paul’s email)

Monday, August 08, 2005

Boats And Outboards: UFO Yacht for sale , UFO 34

Boats And Outboards: UFO Yacht for sale , UFO 34

Hard Seed Posted by Picasa

Hard Seed Posted by Picasa

Hard Seed Posted by Picasa

Hard Seed Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Ufox and crew. Robbert has recently contacted the UFO List and sent these photos of Ufox and her crew. I hope to hear more news of Ufox's adventures. What do you think of the North Sails Robbert? Posted by Picasa

Welcome to Robbert Vos and Ufox Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 06, 2005



Filipe and Julio have recently sailed Jackpot to Porto Santo, a small and beautiful island in the Madeira archipelago. Follow the link for pictures of their adventure. Posted by Picasa