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Achilles 24     fin keel    ‘Misty’

Misty is an Achilles 24, fin keel, blue hull.

She is currently out of the water at David Patient’s boat yard on Chandler’s Quay in Maldon, Essex.

Currently as my pictures show the mast is down and suspended by a cradle. As far as I can see everything is complete and in reasonable condition. My father owned her for approximately 30 years and together when I was much younger we did a fair amount of sailing together around UK coastal waters, mainly the south and east coasts, trips to France, Holland, Belgium and the Channel Islands in her. He sailed solo across the Bay of Biscay in her in 1991. In doing so he had set her up for single handed sailing. Sadly I do not know everything he did and the specifications but I can say he was a very competent sailor, sailing was his life.

There appear to be a full set of sails - main with batons, genoa, main gib and storm gib plus a spinnaker with pole.

Misty has an inboard well for an outboard motor which unfortunately has become separated from her but the plug is present.

At some point possibly about 10 years ago the keel bolts were checked/replaced.

The hull and keel seem in pretty good clean condition just needing preparation and re-antifouling before going back in the water.

Inside the cabin needs some work as being shut up for 3-4 years the paint has peeled in the fore cabin and some of the ply wood work needs replacing as it has become damp and rotten, i.e. the side storage shelves need replacing.

There is also a spray hood, although just the frame, as the canvas hood needs replacing.

Misty is a very easy boat to sail, beautifully balanced and sails remarkably close to the wind.

Over all Misty is in good condition and would make a nice project for some one to bring her back to her former glory.

I am open to offers on her.

Please contact Andrew on 07823 433877 or