Spring Run - Achilles 24 - For Sale
£ offers !
First launched in March 1973 for the present owner (Ian Wallace), she is lying in Oban on her own 4-wheel trailer included in the sale. After 10 seasons out of use while I cruised elsewhere in an Achilles 9 metre, I've returned with the bigger boat and reluctantly decided Spring Run must be the surplus one to go.
DATA & DIMENSIONS
Oliver J Lee
Chris Butler, Butler Mouldings Ltd,
GRP with teak trim
22.00 minutes off (0.6333)
Portsmouth Primary Yardstick:
Headroom inside is a very limited 4 feet 6 inches (1.37m), but the main berths were made extra long to fit the owner, which is one reason why I have been loath to part with her.
She used to be
very competitive in West Coast handicap racing and her name appears on most relevant trophies from Oban SC, West Highland Week and other local regattas.
She has cruised extensively
also, between the Canaries and Stornoway, usually single-handed, so has a roller-reefing genoa (Profurl R25); the fully-battened main reefs and stows
around the boom. There is the standard
Henderson bilge pump in the cockpit and an additional one inside under the cabin sole, and solar panels to maintain battery charge.
A wind vane - home-built about 1975 to the owner's
back-of-an-envelope design - works surprisingly well once set up correctly in all winds above Beaufort 1.
A robustly built, well-sorted, easily handled, fun boat offering a wide range of possibilities. Full documentation. Telephone contact: 07876 338727