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Achilles Sailing Yachts built by Butler Mouldings
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Chille Pepper sold   2012
‘Probably the best Achilles 24’ has been sold in Cornwall to  a local buyer.   Owned by Ron Dustow and then his son Ian, Chille as she is affectionately known has been lavished with attention over the years.  The new owner should be delighted with the purchase.  
Rudder failures on Achilles 24 June 2012
In the last 3 years there have been three rudder tube failures on A24s, including my old boat Archimedes, the last two are very recent.  Have a look at the following discussions on Flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/achilles24/discuss/72157621940805353/
http://www.flickr.com/groups/achilles24/discuss/72157629859255262/
http://www.flickr.com/groups/achilles24/discuss/72157629920390858/
The problem seems to be fatigue failure after getting on for 40years of use.  I hope that this is not indicitive of a problem that we all might be facing.  If you have any other information which might add to this then either join in one of the discussions or email me at norman@achillesyachts.co.uk
Another Rudder Failure!!!! Oct 2012
To add to the article below another failure has come to our attention.  Have a look at the link below for details
http://www.flickr.com/groups/achilles24/discuss/72157631649999970/
If you have any other information which might add to this then either join in one of the discussions or email me at norman@achillesyachts.co.uk
Achilles Owners to meet as part of the Mumbles Yacht Club 75th Aniversary celebrations on June 1st 2013.
The programme for the weekend is below:
Click here for the programme
Please Note that MYC would like you to register so that they have some idea for catering for which there is no charge.  Follow the links on the MYC page to register.
Follow further discussions on Flickr (click on the link below
http://www.flickr.com/groups/achilles24/discuss/72157629524639815/
26/03/2013