Aloha Links

The Association has a free Alohaowners Forum which is the primary means of communication among AOA members. As a class, Alohas are well built yachts and don't suffer too many problems, but when you do have a question, you can be pretty sure someone will be on hand to answer it. Hardly a day goes by without somebody asking an interesting question and getting the benefit of others experience.

The Aloha 34 (10.4) owners' group website can be found at Aloha 34 Network

At least one "prototype" Aloha-Perry 41 was produced, with the intention to add a 47 as well,  as shown in this copy of an Aloha Yachts advertisement

Before (and for some while after) introducing the Aloha range, Ouyang also manufactured a number of Matilda 16, 20 & 23 boats. We are not aware of any owners association for these boats, but more information can be found on this Matilda Sailboats web page.

Line Drawings of the Aloha's are available from Ted Brewer, designer of the 28 (8.5) and 34 (10.4). If anyone does order a set, please pass some feedback to the Yahoo Group Email Discussion Forum above - we are all curious. 

Information, advice and parts for the BMW marine diesels such as the D7 fitted to many Aloha 27 (8.2)s are available from:
  V12 Engineering  or
  Sealand Power Industries 

Moyer Marine
carry (and in some cases have re-manufactured) a huge range of spares and service items for the Atomic 4, as well as offering manuals, "how-to" videos, etc. Nuclear Engines also carry a range of Atomic 4 parts including a new replacement (as opposed to rebuilt) distributor solution which they have developed.

For information on Universal, Westerbeke and Yanmar diesels try 
   Torresen Marine Diesel Direct  (who are dealers for all three) or
   Hansen Marine Engineering  (Westerbeke & Universal Dealers) or 
   Westerbeke/Universal  or
   Yanmar Diesel America

For the Farymann engines fitted to a some Aloha 27 (8.2) & 28 (8.5)s, see their US website at
   Farymann Diesel US or
this helpful parts distributor
   Entec West Inc

The Volvo Penta website includes a neat "dealer locator"

More information on Hurth and/or ZF transmissions can be found on
   Torresen Marine Diesel Direct Hurth Transmission Pages   or
   ZF Marine Transmissions

Many Aloha models are fitted with Beckson opening ports. Details of spare parts for these can be found on the Beckson website. Others used ports made by Gray Enterprises - Gray subsequently became part of the Pompanette Group of marine equipment manufacturers and spares for these can be found by following the Bomar/Gray links on the Pompanette website.

Atkins & Hoyle supplied the forehatch/skylight assemblies used on most Alohas, and carry details of a full range of spare parts on their website.

Shirlon Plastics were the main supplier of water and holding tanks to Aloha, has details of the model numbers used and is still able to supply replacements. See their website for more details.

The stanchions and pulpits for most Aloha models were supplied by Tops-in-Quality Inc of Port Huron. They are still in business and more details can be found on their website.

Several models were supplied with Seaward HilleRange stoves. If you have an alcohol stove, see the Seaward Website for service information and list of agents. If yours is kerosene, you need the A & H Website (who Seaward have passed on all responsibility for servicing and spares for the kerosene models)

For a period most models were supplied with the Dickinson Newport Solid Fuel Heater. Specifications, manuals and spares can be found on the Dickinson Marine website.

Sonartech Marine Electronics in Scarborough, Toronto are able to provide service and parts for a wide range of marine electronics including the SR Mariner items fitted to some Alohas. See their website at for more details or contact them by Telephone at 416-289-2811.

Barlow/Barient winches are no longer in business, having been taken over by Lewmar who don't seem to offer service support. According to their website The Australian Winch Co has obtained much of the original Barlow/Barient tooling and has all of the technical data and product information for these winches. We now have copies of some of the Barlow Specification and Service Information in the Manual Download section of the Forum. 

Many Alohas were fitted with Schaefer Spars - Schaefer sold that division to Hall Spars & Rigging in the early 80's. Find them at 33 Broadcommon Rd., Bristol, RI 02809, Tel: 401-253-4858 Fax: 401-253-2552 or see their website at Others were supplied with Cinkel Spars, and it seems Evert Bastet at EB Spars Inc, Hudson, Quebec 514-327-7277 has stocks of many parts to maintain these.

For other rigging questions try Brion Toss Rigging or the Selden Spars site (as well as masts, Selden are manufacturers of the Furlex furler, and many other rigging components).

Some Aloha models were equipped with wheel steering either as standard or as a factory fitted option, and the systems were supplied by Edson who have a very informative website. Lewmar subsidiary Whitlock are another major supplier of steering systems. Access the Lewmar website and then follow the "Steering" link from the menu.

Some models were fitted with Easylock Rope Clutches on the cabin top. Over time, the levers on these tend to become brittle and break off. Rig-Rite Inc offer Replacement Handles or Complete Replacement Rope Clutch Units .

PYI Inc - makers of Max-Prop Feathering Propellors & the PSS Shaft Seal 

QEST brand polybutylene plumbing Line - the gray plastic plumbing line used in some Aloha models is no longer widely available. Thanks go to Terry Fagan who provided the following link to the website of an American Mobile Home spares suppliers that can supply it.

Alohas don't seem to suffer too badly from blisters, but the answers to any questions you have on the subject can probably be found in the articles on osmosis & blisters. Also see Clarence Dumouchelle's website for details of a bottom-peeling machine, also available as a mobile service at reasonable rates.

Marine Sanitation. This sanitation Q&A is by the world's top marine sanitation person, Peggie Hall. It is absolutely right on, accurate, and if you follow everything stated here to the letter, it works. 

The website of Strikeshield carries more information about a range of lightning protection systems which they manufacture.

The BoaterEd site is "Dedicated to Boater Education & Training" and contains an incredibly comprehensive searchable archive of BoaterEd forums (around 25,000 topics and over 100,000 posts!) with articles and advice of every kind.

Aloha PHRF (handicap rating) information

Sailboat Ratio information and Calculator

After being "missing" for a while, a Review of the Aloha 28 (8.5) and an article about Ted Brewer have recently returned to the updated Canadian Yachting magazine website. Ted also featured in Cruising World's 2001 Hall of Fame in their October 2001 issue, and they had carried details of the Aloha 32 as a top cruiser choice in their September 2001 issue, but these articles aren't available on-line. Pacific Yachting magazine carried reviews of the Aloha 34 (10.4) in January and June 1976, the Aloha 32 in February 1983 and the Aloha 30 in November 1985. These aren't available on-line, but the Pacific Yachting website contains details of how to order copies.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2010 10:53
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