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Aloha Discussion / Re: North Channel Marina
« Last post by Aurora on December 01, 2018, 08:12:03 AM »
Thanks openear and others.
The admiral has decided that she'd like to head towards Montreal and Quebec city instead, but I'll keep this info in mind for future summers.
Stuff For Sale / Aloha 32 Main and genoa for sale
« Last post by Jackrabbit on November 27, 2018, 06:35:35 PM »
I am replacing my sails and would let my old ones go.  Main has two sets of reef points, battens, I think genny is 130% roller furling, Sunbrella blue uv strip (UK, still serviceable, a few soils but nothing too bad, good stitching, no tears). Not sure of age, but probably original.  Am located in Ottawa, Ontario.   $1000 for both (firm). 

See them in action on Youtube (

Burton Blais
Aloha Discussion / Re: North Channel Marina
« Last post by openear on November 27, 2018, 11:04:59 AM »
I live in Sudbury and dock in Spanish with an A28.  Winter storage will run about same or a little more than a seasonal dock. 
The least expensive option if you're going to be around for a few years is the North Channel Yacht Club in Spragge.

You have to put in some hours and buy or build a mooring or cradle (some docks available) and there is small buy in at first, but then you're paying only slightly more year round (summer, winter, and haul in/out) as for summer dockage elsewhere. It depends if you just need a place to park your boat, or if you want full services and a city to step off into.
Aloha Discussion / Re: Westerbeke 21 Raw Water Impeller
« Last post by Aurora on November 27, 2018, 08:54:17 AM »
A very interesting thread!
Thanks guys. Bill
Aloha Discussion / Re: UK Sails Toronto loft may be closing
« Last post by Aurora on November 27, 2018, 08:43:40 AM »
Burton, thanks for the post and details. My poor jib on my A34 has seen much better days.
I would have thought Evolution would have been more expensive as a lot of RCYC racers use them.
Cheers, Bill, SV Alohalani
Aloha Discussion / Re: Westerbeke 21 Raw Water Impeller
« Last post by Bruce on November 26, 2018, 10:20:38 AM »
Sorry, no, I did not see this part of the layup process.  I did drill a hole in the deck for a new haws pipe, a few years ago, and it has 1" balsa core covered on the outside and inside with 1/4" fiberglass, very stiff decking.  Bruce
Aloha Discussion / Re: Westerbeke 21 Raw Water Impeller
« Last post by Jackrabbit on November 24, 2018, 09:24:51 AM »
Bruce, since you were able to see your boat under construction, I wonder if you could answer a question that has been nagging me.  I understand that the A32's have "coring" in the hull topsides above the waterline, but recently I ran across a fellow who told me that this was not done in the same manner as for the Niagara 35's, which incorporate a balsa core as a laminate within the fiberglass; rather, the A32's supposedly have a full thickness fiberglass layup with a balsa layer on the inside hull surface, so that the full hull strength is in the fiberglass and would not be compromised if this "core" got wet. Mind, on my boat I cannot see any evidence of this balsa, so I suspect it is fully incorporated in the fiberglass layup.   Did you happen to see how this layer of balsa was incorporated in your boat during her construction?


Aloha Discussion / Re: Westerbeke 21 Raw Water Impeller
« Last post by Bruce on November 23, 2018, 10:49:23 AM »
In 1987, we of course looked around at the competition.  We were also interested in the Bayfield 32, the CS 30, 33.   These boats were all priced in a similar range.  As I remember our decision to buy the Aloha 32 was based a a few factors; the willingness of Aloha to make modifications ( CS and Bayfield would not ; The CS 30 "double berth" did not have sufficient foot room; the Bayfield 32 had the sink mounted behind the toilet, not very convenient). In fact, the Aloha factory had a binder full of modifications they had made on previous boats.   As a price comparison, we had a real estate friend in Muskoka take us to several cottages at the time and we could have a a lovely A frame cottage with a west exposure, on a lake near Braebridge for the same money.   I would not have traded our 30 = years on the water of the static view from the cottage, however. although I would be a lot richer.      Bruce
Aloha Discussion / Re: Westerbeke 21 Raw Water Impeller
« Last post by Sawlty Dawg on November 21, 2018, 04:12:10 PM »
There was a guy at Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa who had a 1972 C&C 27 that he had bought new, he paid $32,000 for it, which is what my parents paid for a house in downtown Ottawa in the fall of 1971

Aloha Discussion / Re: Westerbeke 21 Raw Water Impeller
« Last post by Jackrabbit on November 21, 2018, 03:47:16 PM »
Wow!  That would have bought you a nice downtown condo back in the mid-eighties (not to mention the interest rates back then!).  Be curious to know how that compares with other similar boats of that era, and how well our boats have kept their value.  The median price for an Aloha 32 in "good serviceable" condition seems to be in the low $30 K range (that's CDN dollars).  Seems like the A32s might be doing ok.

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