Sunday, November 11, 2007

Uforia for sale

Sailing World - Occasion

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Culebra lll

Hubert Terentiew has moved Culebra to Gdansk in Poland. She was formerly Medium and before that Gemini. She has a past, but you wouldn't think it from these pictures.


I have posted new links to to the Achray website and the email address of Achray's owner Lee Richmond on UFO List. Have a look at photos of Achray and the engine in pieces.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Life after Brandy Bottle

Rudi and Liz Polednik, former owners of UFO 34 Brandy Bottle, have their own website to record their adventures cruising the Med. Here's a link: Our articles

Hula Hoop for sale.

Follow the link to see pictures of Hula Hoop. Untitled Document

Brand Bottle competes in 2007 AZAB

Derek Smith and Andrew Cox participated in the 2007 Azores and Back race. Follow the link to see Brandy Bottle's course. AZAB - Azores and back yacht race.

Derek or Andrew, why not share an account of your adventure with UFO News, by making an attachment to this post?

UFO 34 for Sale

Another UFO 34 for Sale. Wanea

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Alan wants advice about UFOs

I am looking for a boat to sail longish distances when I retire in a few years. I am attracted to a UFO 34 and would like advice on:In general how suitable is it for single handed sailing (with self steering gear) for someone 60+ (by then)?In particular; the boat I looked at has a rivetted section a third of the way up the mast where two sections join. Is this normal or is it likely to be a repair to a damaged mast?Thanks in anticipation - it's great to have some where to ask these Questions?Alan

Thursday, September 20, 2007

DIY re-rigging your UFO

I am currently re-rigging Tarraleah a UFO of 29 years. She was launched in Fremantle Western Australia with her mast in a tabernacle. We are her second owners and have sailed to Lord Howe I. twice, a voyage of about 3-4 days, as well as to the Whitsunday Is. This is her second re-rig, the first occuring after we dismasted 50 nM off the east coast of New South Wales as the result of the starboard cap shroud U-bolt failing. We salvaged the mast (somewhat bent) by winching it aboard and motored back to a marina. It is now 16 years since the new mast and rigging and I plan to keep the re-rigging cost down by sourcing the terminals and wire and doing the re-rigging myself.What I would like some knowlegeable UFO owner to tell me is why the internal supporting rigging that is part of the frame that supports the U bolts is of such a small size in comparison to the external rigging. On Tarraleah the lower shrouds are 8 mm, the caps are 7 mm and these inner "cables" are 5.5 mm! The diagrams from Holman and Pye specify 1/4". I would have thought that the load on the U bolts would be transmitted to these cables or is that the frame takes the load? If so, why have the inner rig?My second problem is withdrawing the forestay up the foil of the furler. The SS pin that holds the rigging toggle is frozen in the mast bracket. I have belted it with a hammer but no movement so far. I was about to take a butane torch to it today but the weather turned nasty and I will wait for better conditions. I can't see anyway of getting it out unless I make a press or something to push the pin out. Not the easiest place to work, standing on a rope ladder 10 m plus up in the sky.
Barry G

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Black Stump Creek

Dawn in Black Stump Creek, River Medway. Steam rises from the giant chimney of the Grain Power Station, which is concealed behind a bank of fog. The silence is broken only by the call of curlews and at any moment you expect to hear the gunshot signalling the escape of Magwitch from his prison hulk.
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hard Seed in Ramsgate

It's good to browse through the entries in yacht club visitors' books. You come across entries from sailors from around the corner, or across the ocean and every entry suggests a story; well every voyage is tale waiting to be told, or that's what I think anyway.

Last week Renegade was in Ramsgate and, as the crew was taking modest refreshment in the Royal Temple Yacht Club, I chanced to see that Hard Seed had visited in August. Now Hard Seed appears on the UFO List and is registered in Chatham, but I didn't recognise the name of the skipper. Has there been a change of ownership? UFO News must be told!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Radar reflectors and the sinking of the OUZO

See the post and link on Renegade News if you are interested in the effectiveness of your radar reflector.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

UFO for sale in Exeter

Looking for a cheap UFO? Follow the link.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Winch parts

Hi Adrian,

I'm looking for a Top Cap for Lewmar 43, like in the pictures.

I'd like to know, where can I buy one or two units, because I lost one falling into the sea, and the other will be for a spare.

The measures are 32.10 mm inside, and 79 mm outside.

I asked Lewmar England, and they told me theres no Top Caps for this winches as they are too old.

So, Im looking for one or two in second hand, or any chandlery that has it, in his old stock.

Best Regards

Antonio Sousa

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Spot the join


I'm looking at an un launched UFO 34 hull. It's an unfinished self build project. What is concerning me is that the keel appears to be a separate moulding that has been attached to the body of the hull. Internally the fibre mat appears to be continuous so I would imagine that this is from when Colvic moulded her. I thought that the hull was moulded as one piece in a split (along the centre line) mould.

Do you know what a bare hull should look like around the keel / hull joint ?
Were the keels moulded separately and then included in the hull mould ? Is this indicative of serious damage or to be expected ?

Toby May

Thursday, July 26, 2007

AISLiverpool - Watching the boats go by.

AISLiverpool - Watching the boats go by. Having only recently learned about AIS I was fascinated to find a website with real time ship movements. Follow the link above to find out what the ships are doing in UK waters.

Thursday, May 31, 2007


Just to let you know, Bellerephon is in Hartlepool. It is across the marina birth from us. It has been there for a while.


Lee Richmond

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Beauty contest

The judgement of Paris is taking place on the YBW forum, where the relative merits of the UFO 34, Ohlsen 35 and Carter 33 are being discussed. Well we all know our favourite, so if you want to share your enthusiasm, follow the link.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Old sails for sale

Last year we changed the genoa furling system. Now our old genoas will not fit the luff groove. As a result we are selling our old genoas on eBay ( The first is listed as "Genoa sail by Butler Verner from 34 foot yacht" If you are interested have a look at the listing, but note that this is an old sail complete with stains and repairs.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Osmosis query from Luc Bool

Hello Renegaders and congratulations on your 30th birthday. Hope for a long and fit life. That is the reason for this comment as well...Today I found out that our Anda, born in '75, has osmosis... I was wondering what other experiences there are among other ufo's with this problem. Did anyone have a treatment?

UFO Hunter

I am looking for a ufo 34 to buy but there doesnt seem to be many about.

Can you advise if you have came across any that are for sale?

Regards Lee

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Historic power

I'm sending two photos of my engine. It's a British Leyland 35 HP.
Do you know the exactly reference model of this engine?
Where can I get a Technical Reference of it?
Antonio Sousa.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Quasar of Arun

Hi Adrian,
Here are three pictures from Quasar of Arun.
I have lots of questions of UFO 34.
What's the best way to put them?

Best Regards

Antonio Sousa

Sunday, April 22, 2007

UFO for sale

We are thinking the un-thinkable and are considering selling UFO, do you know anybody who might be interested? Brian

Sunday, April 08, 2007

True Venturer

On one of my intermittent trawls of the internet for references to our sort of UFO I found True Venturer. She's for sale and located at Kip Marina on the Clyde. (That's Scotland, for the UFO diaspora.) I have added her to the UFO 34 List. If you have any more information please attach a comment to this post.

Monday, April 02, 2007

UFO 34 List

You can find an unreliable list of UFO 34s at the renegade site.

Charlie seeks Hydrovane

Hi, just found this site. I see there is mention of Hydrovane being for sale. I've emailed the owner re its whereabouts as I'm interested in a UFO 34 and live in Glasgow. He hasn't replied yet. Anybody know this boat or where it is lying?charlie

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Kerry Maid enlists

Phil Hamerton and Alison Rennie's Kerry Maid is currently at Troon on The Firth of Clyde and shortly to return to Oban. Phil reports that their regular cruising ground is the West Coast of Scotland; where better?
The Renegaders have an enduring love for the west coast and every year when we discuss our cruising plans, there are votes in favour of a return to Scotland. Renegade was last there in 1999 and is booked to return in 2008, but it can be a long slog up the east coast from our home port of Ipswich. What about a 2008 UFO 34 rally in Oban, Tobermory or somewhere else on the west coast, Phil?

Saturday, March 03, 2007

EUPHO's new owner wants to trace a leak

Hi there my name is Roy Sampson. I have just bought Eupho from Greg Richards. Perhaps you could register me. I'm moving her to the Solent.
Have you any experience of the sea cocks leaking or the stern gland. I'm trying to trace a small leak into the bilges.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

News from Not Negotiable

Hi Adrian

Hope you and UFO and going well and plenty of time to sail. Have just bought a new set of sails for Not Negotiable and starting to do a bit more racing with the hope of some more off shore races toward the end of the year in keeping with her past.

Feel free to add my email address to the contacts list site if anybody is passing through the area.



Sunday, February 11, 2007

UFO 34 for sale. Formerly Sandettie 2

Good day to you!

My UFO 34 is still for sale. Decided to take things out of the hands of brokers = Europ Yachting = at Marseille.

The boat is still on land at Port St Louis du Rhone, and at the moment I am working hard to get her in an as good as possible condition again in order to sell her = ready to sail =.

Price idea about 26.000 Euros.

Best regards,

captain Willem J. de Mik